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Any one else having this problem --------------

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MaryinSpain Report 10 Jun 2008 11:23

Getting loads and loads of junk emails but because the word SPAM does not appear in title they are all coming into my inbox not the Spam file. Must admit I find some of them bordering on the porn side.
Mary xx


MaryinSpain Report 10 Jun 2008 11:28

Agree 100 per cent Mac
Love Mary xx


Deanna Report 10 Jun 2008 12:04

Have had this in the past, and it is dreadful isn't it?

I could not manage to stop it, but I eventually needed a new computer... so.... touch wood, it is all gone now.

good luck,
Deanna X


MaryinSpain Report 10 Jun 2008 12:08

Suppose that is one answer but it is hassle. Will think about it though
Love Mary xx

*ღ*Dee in Bexleyheath*ღ*

*ღ*Dee in Bexleyheath*ღ* Report 10 Jun 2008 14:55

Since you are sent SPAM because spammers have, one way or another, got hold of your email address, the only way I know of to stop it is to change your email. I used to get loads but since changing my ISP a year ago haven't had any at all.

I also have a hotmail address which I use when ordering anything on the net etc. - it's easy to change a hotmail addy if it gets spammed.

I remove all previous addressees when forwarding jokes etc. and I insist that my friends do the same. I'm afraid if they don't, then I stop forwarding mail to them. I don't want my private email address being forwarded on and on and on, and eventually landing up in the hands of spammers!

A few precautions and a new email address is the key I think!



eRRolSheep Report 10 Jun 2008 15:01

Deanna, how would having a new computer stop spam?
Dee, I have said that until I am blue in the face on here but people insist on continuing to forward emails complete with addresses - pretty basic stuff!
They then moan about receiving spam!
Also, as I have said countless times before, never EVER open spam however tempting it may be to find out the miracle cure for being blighted with an appendage of less than 24 inches (and that's just the ladies).

*ღ*Dee in Bexleyheath*ღ*

*ღ*Dee in Bexleyheath*ღ* Report 10 Jun 2008 15:20

If you use Outlook Express you should also turn off your preview pane, as Spammers know when you have opened an email from them ...look here for instructions on how to do it:


Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 10 Jun 2008 16:13

I have installed Spamfighter.My junk mail goes into a spam folder which is easy to delete.
I only have the standard one which is free,and find it very good.


MaryinSpain Report 10 Jun 2008 16:26

Thanks for all advice . will consult him who must be obeyed when he gets home from work.
Thanks again
Love Mary xx

Teddys Girl

Teddys Girl Report 10 Jun 2008 16:30

Just deleted 30 of them.

I have just had new computer, and it did not stop, so that answers that question.

Apart from changing my e mail address,which I cant be bothered to, I will just carrying on deleting, and laughing at some of the stupid things they want me to buy.


JaneyCanuck Report 10 Jun 2008 17:29

Get Gmail! Get Gmail! Get Gmail!

Its spam filters are FABULOUS. And it's anonymous (it doesn't show your name if you pick a pseudonym, and when someone gets your mail, it doesn't show where it came from.)

So you can give a gmail address out to any old body, and post it any old where on the net, and even if you get 1000 spams a day you'll probably never see them.

Very few spams have "spam" in the subject line ...

And in fact most spam these days is automatically generated, and doesn't have anything to do with who you gave your address to. The spammers' programs just create email addresses, and if you're unlucky they come up with yours.

Even at my business email account, I get dozens a day -- but my ISP's spam filter catches all of them.

The new trick is for spammers to send out spam using your email address as the *sender*.

So, say my business email address is

Someone has been "spoofing" the address
( is another version of that my ISP uses).

to *send* spam.

Every day, I get a few dozen Returned Mail messages from ISPs where this spam was sent, but the actual address it was sent to doesn't exist or the ISP rejected the spam. So it "returns" the mail to me.

Except I only got them the first day. Now my ISP's spam trap is catching them all.

So just a tip -- if you start getting this stuff, you don't likely have a worm or anything. You're just being spoofed by a spammer.

Also just wanted to suggest the obvious: set your spam filters higher!

Then check your blocked spam regularly to make sure nothing you actually want got blocked, and put those senders on an approved list. For some reason, my ISP's spam filter was convinced I didn't want to receive mail from my little brother, until I realized and set it straight. ;)