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sanctuaryforever

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strange spam?
« on: October 15, 2008, 06:13:11 PM »
I have been getting wierd yahoo based e-mails from random names and numbers, the contents of the e-mail is numbers, letters and question marks has anyone had something similar and how can I prevent this spam?

help greatly appreciated

ProgrammerGuy

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Re: strange spam?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008, 10:50:21 PM »
Assuming that you're referring to downloading email using some email client, the only thing I can suggest is to get a good Spam Blocker that 'plays nice' with Avast!...

The only place I've seen these is in web-based email...

Maybe one of the other Avast Guru's can point you in the right direction... :)

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Re: strange spam?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008, 11:20:53 PM »
Gmail is doing a good work filtering spam.
Microsoft Outlook has a native spam filter also (works sometimes ;D).
Spamihilator is a very good antispam tool, free, highly configurable (www.spamihilator.com).
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Re: strange spam?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 07:08:52 PM »
Yahoo also has built in spam filtering.

On these strange emails, see if you can block the domain used to send these spam emails since the user always changes.

I actually get less spam on my yahoo email than any of the others.  :)
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sanctuaryforever

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Re: strange spam?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2008, 07:25:35 PM »
thankyou for your help

I heard spam was bad but never really got any but now its like an explosion of it in such a short space of time