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Dealing with Spam

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jaggedsphere, Nov 17, 2003.


  1. jaggedsphere

    jaggedsphere

    Jul 15, 2002
    Ottawa
    what measures or programs do you use to deal with spam?
     
  2. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    I ran SpyBot on my computer and now I have less popups. That will get rid of any agents that will cause certain popups to occur. (Like those damn "Best Of" popups that give you links regarding whatever you are looking at.) Regardless, I still plan on switching from IE to a different browser like Mozilla to keep the popups from ever occuring.
     
  3. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    tbh... just use opera 7.0 and opera webmail.

    and dont post your email addy in forums = no spam, no popups

    oh, and run a Firewall "zonealarm" is good and free form their site

    and run regular checks with spybot search and destroy, and adaware.

    **third edit** stop looking at porn sites!
     
  4. jaggedsphere

    jaggedsphere

    Jul 15, 2002
    Ottawa
    opera isnt free....:/

    I usually use jaggedsphere at rogers dot com to post my addy

    'and dont post your email addy in forums = no spam, no popups'

    no true. there are email generating devices...:mad:

    always run a firewall

    yup I run adaware every couple months...

    I want to hear more about email filters...I have set up ALOT of rules in Outlook Express but I just cant keep up....still getting 75 spam a day..
     
  5. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    www.mailblocks.com

    I access my mailblocks account through Outlook Express as an IMAP account. Also has a good web interface. Mailblocks is the shizzle.
     
  6. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    opera IS free.... :/

    (HINT: "free download" is normally free ¬_¬)

    there maybe random email programs and scripts but tbh, there is nothing you really do about this without subscribing to one of the sites that carries a contuinually updated list of senders to block

    try an alternating weekly cycle of adaware and spybot. always allowing them to auto-update to ensure you have the latest patches.

    decent anti virus software (try AVG, this also is free) and decent registry maintenance can also help.