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    Quote Originally Posted by Drohem View Post
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    Note: Spammers have been known to send private messages (PM) or create threads on forums like this one. Do not click on the links! The spammed sites have been known to hijack computers, install spyware, or otherwise cause damage to your computer.
    I'll second that suggestion. Installing Linux also helps.
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    There's not a lot most common folk can do about the junk mail world. As a for instance, several years ago I mentioned to a friend in an e-mail that I had studied ancient Greek for a semester. To this day I still get junk mail written in Greek. In fact, I deletted one just a few minutes ago.
    At least, I did learn how to put them in my junk mail box.

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    You could ask your ISP if they have an auto-whitelisting service. That is one of the best ways I have found of eliminating spam. What it does is when you receive an email from someone who is not already in your whitelist, it auto-responds to the email requesting verification. If the person replies, then their original message goes through and they are added to the whitelist so that their future emails go right through. Spammers virtually never use a valid reply-to address, so it is extremely unlikely that a spammer will reply and therefore foil the whitelisting program.
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    Or run your own mail server

    I'm running sendmail, spamassassin, snort, and procmail and have unique e-mails for pretty much every place that asks for one.

    So far only one site that I provided an e-mail address to has sold the list to a porn spammer. They were advised and the unique address was blackholed.

    Of course I'm a computer geek and I like mucking around (most of the time) with my gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farcaster View Post
    You could ask your ISP if they have an auto-whitelisting service. That is one of the best ways I have found of eliminating spam. What it does is when you receive an email from someone who is not already in your whitelist, it auto-responds to the email requesting verification. If the person replies, then their original message goes through and they are added to the whitelist so that their future emails go right through. Spammers virtually never use a valid reply-to address, so it is extremely unlikely that a spammer will reply and therefore foil the whitelisting program.
    hmm...that's cool, I've been on the other end...I'll have to check and see if Yahoo.mail does that too.

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    I'm not a fan of white-listing. It is effective but I just don't like it. You can always use an email client that has a "learning" junk filter like Thunderbird. It has been ages since I got a piece of junkmail in my inbox.

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    I feel really unloved, no ones spams me. And just when I was thinking of repenting of my evil ways...
    Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.


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    Check your PM Inbox you big lug

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    My ISM puts known spam email into a spam folder. Unfortunately, sometimes a legitimate email can end up being put in there too. I am able to let them know that a particular email is not spam and from then on the ISM lets it through. On the opposite line, sometimes an email comes through that is spam. I simply click a button and this lets the ISM know that is spam and I have never had another email from that particular address. I do know that after awhile, some spammers catch on and start using a different address. I do advocate using both a spam blocker and an antivirus software at the least. Or better, get a piece of software that takes care of all that and more in one. Yeah, it will cost a little more, but in the long run it is worth it. It is nice to see that Farcaster is knowledgable enough to know that there are people who unknowingly send spam information on and should not be penalized for someone elses thoughts or actions.

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    ISM? Isn't it ISP? Internet Service Provider right?

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    I don't let the ISP filter, I handle that myself. I have fewer problems that way.

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    I don't trust what I can't track down myself. If something makes it into my junk box I can correct the problem. If it never makes it to my end, I never really know I've missed something legitimate

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