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View radsyrendot's Profile radsyrendot Flag From Coventry now in Leicester 19 May 21 10.04am Send a Private Message to radsyrendot Add radsyrendot as a friend

I've started getting alot of rubbish emails how do I stop them ?..is it best to report to Junk or Phishing ?? Thanks

 

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View esox lucius's Profile esox lucius Flag Deal 19 May 21 10.12am Send a Private Message to esox lucius Add esox lucius as a friend

Take it youíve unsubscribed. I also get a load of crap from abroad which I canít unsubscribe, fortunately it goes into junk, so once a day just delete the lot.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 19 May 21 10.23am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

First off never unsubscribe from a company you have never heard off, you've just confirmed a valid email address to the spammers which just makes it worse.

By all means if it is a site you have subscribed to they will remove you.

There is very little else you can do if you get this junk mail. The ISP's do their best to block it getting to their clients but the scammers will always find a way.

Make sure you have your junk email filter on and check your junk folder as sometimes valid emails end up there by mistake.

Another trick I learnt relates to my email address e.g.

Joe.Bloggs@btinternet.com

Spammers will send you an email addressed to

Dear Joe.Bloggs or Dear Joe if you are not paying attention you might click on it and then download a virus.

My email address is not a real name e.g.

Fatbloke@Btinternet.com

so if I get an email Dear FatBloke I know straight away it's spam.

Other than that stop trawling those p*** sites.

 


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View mr. apollo's Profile mr. apollo Flag Somewhere in Switzerland 19 May 21 10.44am Send a Private Message to mr. apollo Add mr. apollo as a friend

What you can do also is just use webmail which will give you an extra layer of protection.

If you are constantly getting hassled from a particular domain (eg. bloody@annoying.com) you can set up a rule ... when I receive anything from annoying.com move to deleted and delete it.

If I buy anything or interact with the net in any way I use one email which I expect to be spammed (gmail is ideal for this), and a private domain email for more serious stuff like work and friends.


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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 19 May 21 11.01am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

I use Mailwasher which examines the mail whilst it's on the mail server and you can delete the spam without downloading it. You can also blacklist any spammer so that Mailwasher will delete any further emails from them without wasting your time by showing it to you

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