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outlook express seems to be full of spam emails, hundreds.....

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SlartyBartFast · 17/02/2008 12:45

any one any ideas.
i go to actual provider to get rid of the spam but i usually go straight to outlook express.
i suspect a DC has quoted my email address somehwere which i why i am getting so much spam
or is there another reason.
i dont have norton but i do have free AVGwhich is meant to be good isnt it?

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littlelapin · 17/02/2008 12:46

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SlartyBartFast · 17/02/2008 12:47

it sure is, shite..... about 10 in an evening...

i am not replying to the emails, cos you are not meant to are you? just reporting as spam to tiscali homepage.

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KatyMac · 17/02/2008 12:50

Go on-line and mark them as spam in your webbased bit (don't know what it's called sorry) - then it will learn

littlelapin · 17/02/2008 12:51

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SlartyBartFast · 17/02/2008 12:53

will try that.

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TooTicky · 17/02/2008 12:56

We get about 100 every day. I just assumed it was normal (if utterly despicable).

opinionateddad · 17/02/2008 14:46

.. best not to use outlook to block spam... open the email directly via the providers website and use the tools provided here.... this will cust off the source of the spam..

By using the outlook method the spam is still going to your mailbox and your PC is filtering... this is messy and has high overhead... is you use the isp's tools (in theory) they will collect results and bulk block dodgy sources automatically..

SlartyBartFast · 17/02/2008 21:19

thing is it has only started happening since last week, i don't know how to block spam through outlook so havebeen going to providers website,i did have a spam blocker in outlook once but got rid of it for some inexplcable reason.
perhaps my norton has expired?

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