I am being spammed with obscene offensive junkmail.

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posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 05:33 PM
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Howdy all, do any of you get spammed with "f***book" or "get laid everyday",
they go to my junk inbox, but --in order to block them-- I have to click on this godforsaken horrible email in order to copy the sender email to put it on the blocked sender's list.

WHAT ELSE better can I do about this???




posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 05:42 PM
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Make an account with them
haha.
You could always label them as phishing scams (i've done that and I no longer get junkmail from said places)
or there should be some way that you can have them take you off their mailing list. You may need to click on the link to unsubscribe unless you're appalled and disgusted by sex and don't want to click the link then I don't know what to tell you. But there is a way to get off of their mailing list, you just have to think outside the box. (no pun intended)
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posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 05:49 PM
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I was wondering, do you have any idea how someone such as myself gets on those mailing lists in the first place, is it some kind of revenge mischiefe by an ex friend? I am a middle aged lady who finds those things repugnant. I also had been getting men's ED products spam as well.



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 05:59 PM
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Do you have a husband or son that uses the computer? Even if they browse with incognito its still tracked and a few visits to an adult site. Boom! You get junk mail. I get them too but I go to adult sites so I expect the crap.



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 06:03 PM
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Hi, NO no one uses my computer just me, and I have never viewed anything 'adult' on my computer.

I think that this is harrassment to me, and you would think there would be some kind of official remedyabout this?
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posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 06:06 PM
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What email provider do you use and do you use a software client (like outlook or perhaps and ipad) to access it? There may be automatic ways to block some of it.

Sounds like your email address is on a bunch of mailing lists, the only sure way to get a clean slate is a new email address.



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 06:16 PM
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Yeah it's Outlook, (hotmail) and they have a blocked senders list for me, but in order to put blocked senders on it, I have to click on their hideous mail to get their address.
I have thought about that I will have to make a new account. I wish I didn't have to, though. It's not right.



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 06:19 PM
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I'm not exactly sure how these people get your address but I do know that a lot of places are or have a 3rd party that they work in tandem with and a lot of the times it's the 3rd party that gets your information and sends you the spam mail.
Be cautious of registering on any site or buying anything online from anywhere because either one could possibly have a 3rd party.
I once ordered supplements online and a 3rd party got my info from the site I ordered through and they wiped my checking account clean.



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 06:20 PM
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Close the preview pane in outlook, when deleting suspect mails. Not a fix but you wont have to actually see the body of the mail when you click on the mail from the list, till you find a permanent solution.



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 06:29 PM
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Do you have wifi and is it secured.
Maybe a neighbor is high jacking it.

And are you sure no one else is using your computer?
You can check the history.



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 06:31 PM
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You can set up Spam Assassin. It automates removal of quite a bit of junkmail.

SpamAssassin



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 06:36 PM
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Pay for porn sites generate huge amounts of junk mail. As soon as you sign up you will start getting emails offering you other sites...normally graphic, as thats what you signed up for before.
This is because you give them an email address to sign up, and they want to make as much money off you as they can before you masturbate yourself into a coma.

Someones either using your email address to sign up to porn, or....you signed up and dont have the guts to admit it on a public forum. Fact is, every male looks at porn on the internet..and so do loads of females. Religious people look at it FAR more than us athiests..pent up tension in the nether regions due to some of the silly rules religion places on "you".



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 06:39 PM
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This all started after I recieved a curious email that someone had a secret crush on me. I made the mistake of looking at it and it turned out to be f***book, inside this sheepsclothing of the secret crush 'card' cover. After that, I'd been getting deluged.



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 06:45 PM
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Another possible explanation is that someone he/she has corresponded with in the past has had their account compromised and their contact list added to the spammer's list.

Not all of us enter in our email address when we are "shaking hands with the unemployed"
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I tend to agree that there is no way to escape once your email is targeted for spam. A respectable "bulk mail" operation will have an opt-out list (which may take upwards of 30 days to have your email washed from their list), whereas somebody selling penis pills will most likely have a compromised / misconfigured server or network to send their spam from with no repercussion. In this case, you could notify the admin of the offending sender that their mail server is being abused, but honestly a lot of times the admin is asleep at the wheel.

The spam laws are quite brutal. Upwards of $1000.00 fine / unsolicited email.

It's honestly easier just to filter spam with a tool like spam assassin.



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 06:54 PM
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one classic way spammers get your email address is this:

Someone you know gets infected with a virus that targets email clients, sends itself to everyone in the contact list, you click the mail because, its your friend right, now you either have the virus too, or your anti-virus blocks it. Either way, the spammers (who get these viruses made for them, with the money they get from selling all your addresses) have nice big lists of active email address to sell to "legitimate" company's for spamming you.

so some times it absolute nothing you could have done to prevent it and purely accidental.



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 06:58 PM
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I get tons of spam, its spam...i normally only read the good ones, ie the 419 scams

Viagra, pffffft, penis enlargement....
porn, 419 scams, lotto wins, girls offering you pictures, girls wanting to hook up, bank alerts, facebook alerts..just ignore it, no one really escapes it.

These people spam millions of emails daily in the hope of getting some money out of you. You call it filth, they call it business. Change email address to something like 09j398ud32@hotmail.com, doubt you will get much spam.

Actual spam mail..

Dear Beneficiary

I am Dr Karl R Dudley an investment banker by profession but currently running my own firm, Bresnan & Associates. I was recently contracted by the Central Bank of Nigeria( CBN).in conjunction with the Federal Reserve and the White
House to help reconcile and reimburse all citizens or persons who have not been paid funds owed to the them by the Federal Govt. of Nigeria.Our job has been going on smoothly and so far we have been able to pay 58 Americans and 33
other people from around the world. However, last week I came across your files and discovered that there is counter claims on your funds presently by a Mr.Jones Tsai,who has declared to us that you are dead and even explained that
you had an agreement with him, to help you in receiving your part payment of $7.3Million.He also tendered all the necessary documents to back up this claim. We are using this email as a medium to further validate and to confirm
that he is indeed your beneficiary. kindly reconfirm to us, for your urgent release of the Premium immediately.
Reconfirm the above information to avoid making payment to a wrong person. Kindly reach me on my private email (censored for ATS)

Dr Karl R Dudley
Bresnan & Associates

CC: Dr Sanusi Lamido
Governor Central Bank of Nigeria

Love them, people must fall for it
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posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 07:02 PM
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If you all ever get (if u haven't recieved, or heard of one yet) a 'greeting card' email looking thing which says someone has a secret crush on you, NEVER click on it, and tell anyone you know, same. I wish I would have heard of this fraud beforehand.



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 07:21 PM
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Retroactively, there's a bit you can do. Unsubscribe from individual senders, block all future messages, report as spam/phishing, etc. But as you can see, it's not quite fool proof. It also depends on what email service you use. Some are a lot better than others at blocking junk from my personal experience. For instance, hotmail is a cesspool for me while gmail is pretty clean.

Proactively, make an email account specifically for junk. Name it something like 'myjunkbox@yahoo.com' or whatever. I have a total crap account I couldn't give a toss about. It's the one I use to sign up and register for stuff or to make purchases. It's a total junk box so if I somehow get my email sold to a spammer, they can spam away to their heart's content and I won't care. Then I keep my real email as private as humanly possible- giving it only to family and friends.

If your situation is really bad, it might not hurt to start clean. Make a new account and keep it close to your heart. Then make a crap account elsewhere. I use two different brands so I don't have to keep logging out to check the other.

Your account probably got sold to some ad agencies along the way or picked up by web spiders and spammed. Never type your email online. Like in an ATS post for example or a yahoo profile.


CX

posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 07:27 PM
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Just out of interest, is your account a Yahoo one?

I ask because there have been a spate of Yahoo accounts being hacked recently, and some not so nice things being sent through yours or others contacts.

CX.



posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 08:52 PM
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omg I have been receiving those as well. They are in my junk folder and I also forwarded onto ACMA.
i only use hotmail so not sure how they have my email addy?

not happy at all about it





 
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