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Offline N0rt05

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Spam getting thru
« on: May 29, 2020, 08:58:17 PM »
I installed Avast vpn few days ago and was pleased to see spam blocked. In the last 2 days however, a couple have gotten thru. Is there anyway to keep this garbage off my system. I give it the "block" routine but it gets in anyway. Thanks. Dell laptop Win 10.

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Re: Spam getting thru
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2020, 10:47:07 PM »
First, I don't use the Avast VPN product, so I don't know its blocking capabilities.

What is this Spam you are talking about, email or other ?
If email how did you block it ?
What is your email program ?

A VPN wouldn't necessarily stop email Spam getting through as Spam is email based and not IP Address based.  Unless you are trying to block the senders IP address and in emails this can be faked.

Someone sends you a spam email to your email address (they would obviously need your email address to do this) it would get delivered to your email client.

That said the mail shield should give limited protection against spam, but it is more concerned with infected emails.
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Re: Spam getting thru
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2020, 12:46:12 AM »
Also, the function of a VPN as far as I understand it, Encrypts your data and hides your IP address/location with a Virtual IP address.
I'm not aware of any "Blocking" capability. ???
As David pointed out, Spam is downloaded via mail client.
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Re: Spam getting thru
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2020, 09:13:21 PM »
Thanks to both. VPN is all new to me so I guess I don't know the proper terms. My email is msn outlook. The only program that seems to get spam. I have 2 other addy's and I never get email spam. Since I wrote this I have not seen anymore emails come thru of a spammy nature. I'll just block them as I have in the past, if I see anymore. Thanks very much.

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Re: Spam getting thru
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2020, 11:32:27 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Spam getting thru
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2020, 02:10:06 AM »
No worries.   8)
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