this sucks my yahoo.com email account is BOMBARDED with hotmail spam such as the below!!!?

by Hello Mails
Posted March 25th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

this sucks. my yahoo.com email account is BOMBARDED with hotmail spam such as the below!!! I get about 20 a day. I can’t block the entire domain of hotmail.com or i could lose potential first time clients w/ hotmail accounts. They always change up their email names and purposely misspell words so they will go thru as non spam. I think the links they want you to click should be banned. I wonder if law will ever stop this from happening.

Examples:
From: “Karen Smith”
Genreic Viagra wiIl help you to fight proIebms with poetncy.
————
from:
Want to be the best with your girIfriend?

http://www.google.com/group/19zhw1241660602

——————–
from: “Jarred Felix”

http://www.google.com/group/177yy1241617145/

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I stupidly registered with this site:
http://www.indastro.com/ …

…that is when the spam bombardment began.
I think there in india and they sell your email addy immediately when you register.
To ech that told me about the gov spam email – I did that and though not sure its related – I now have a virus on my laptop (no web access, only able to send mail out in outlook but not receive). I can’t even get online to try to detect the virus with my nod32. :(

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7 ResponsesLeave a comment
  • Peter
    March 25, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    spam.
    hotmail or E-mail yahoo.com and tell them to block them.

  • Ted J
    March 25, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Create another account & slowly phase good customers over to the new email address.

  • echinopsis .
    March 25, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    How to fight spam and scams:

    #1: Yahoo has a spamguard filter, but only if multiple users report an address as spam will it be treated as such by the filter.

    You have a personal list for blocking addresses in spam options. Anything you mark as spam in Mail classic will be added to that list, in New Yahoo mail adding addresses to the list has to be done manually. If you ever receive anything from those addresses in the future, it will be deleted automatically, you won’t even notice when you got some more crap from them. One problem though: the list of blocked addresses is limited to 500 and spammers often change their address. So you must sometimes delete some of the older blocked addresses to make room for new ones.

    Go to this link where everything is explained in detail:
    http://help.yahoo.com/us/tutorials/mail/mail/spamguard1.html

    #2: The Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov) is supposed to help you eliminate spam mails. Forward spam to: spam@uce.gov, in the subject line enter something like “unsubscribe link results in more spam”, “unwanted spam message”, “no unsubscribe link” or something similar.

    Here’s how to do the forwarding bit: click the crtl key and at the same time click the “forward” button to forward a message as an attachment, mac users should click the “apple” key and click “forward” simultaneously.

    When the FTC gets your mail, they will look into the matter and when they find out who the spamming source is, they will take legal actions.

    http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/spam/index.html

    #3: Check Mailwasher, it helps to eliminate spam from your inbox…

    Set up your email account(s) in MailWasher and hit the “Check Mail” button. It then downloads all new message headers and displays message details alongside each one (priority, subject, from, to, etc.). Any email that MailWasher considers to be spam is highlighted for easy sorting.

    Two checkboxes are located next to each message header: “Delete” and “Bounce”. If you click “Delete” the email will be marked for deletion, click “Bounce” and the mail will be marked for bouncing – a fake “address not found” email will be sent to the sender. Once you have decided what to bounce and delete, click “Process Mail” to get it done and your mail client launched for downloading all accepted emails.

    MailWasher has a “blacklist” and a “friends list” to enter good and bad email addresses. Addresses in the blacklist are marked for deletion, and addresses in the friends list will be marked as okay. Filters can be set to increase MailWasher’s effectiveness. You can have email addressed to “undisclosed recipients” automatically deleted and bounced for example.

    Note: the program is free but limited to one email account. MW Pro supports multiple mail accounts.

    http://www.mailwasher.net/

  • Lyn G
    March 25, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    You can not completely stop all spam, but you can help to put a big dent in it.
    First, try not to open any of them, that only makes them send more and more to you.
    Check mark them and click on ‘Spam,’ this should stop those addresses from being delivered to your inbox.
    Use your spam filter and block address.
    Look for the ‘Options’ link at upper right corner of mail screen and click on it

    Options/ mail options / spam preferences
    make sure spam guard is on, click on save changes

    Options /mail options / blocked addresses
    Enter the E-mail address you wish blocked and click on ‘add block’
    you will never get mail from that address again.
    This should help you to control your spam.
    Other tips:
    Never open E-mail unless you are absolutely sure who it is from.
    Never give out your personal information to anyone.
    If you are on a site and you absolutely have to sign up for something, check the entire page to make sure you uncheck any lines wanting to send you any other info, notices, catalogs, ads, and the like.
    Added detail:
    Yes, spammers change one item in their addresses a lot, so you might try blocking the entire domain, by putting in
    *@ thedomainyouwanttoblock.com
    for instance: *@seeyou.com
    Hope this helps.

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