Email & Spam Increasing

  1.    31 Aug 2016 #1

    Email & Spam Increasing

    Hello all,
    I have had yahoo as my search engine, email etc and about 3 to 4 weeks ago, I started to see an increase in my email and most are spam. When I check my spam folder, it has increased much more. I once counted 22 letters of spam. I think these spammers are getting my internet address from places like Ebay , Amazon, and other online sellers.
    So is there something I can do on my yahoo account to eliminate or minimize this unwanted traffic?
    I have been using the block feature but there's always more to take their place.
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  2.    01 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi, can only speak for Pop3 email.. i.e. received, processed and stored on my PC. That way I handle multiple accounts, all processed via one freeware spam filter program which applies rules and allows me to block addresses.
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10, WIndows 8
       01 Sep 2016 #3

    Thanks for sharing this question. I didn't know using pop3 emails has benefits. Which one do you use? Is Mozilla Thunderbird a good one?
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  4.    01 Sep 2016 #4

    Hi, yes, Thunderbird.. MS forced me away after Outlook Express and Win Mail disappeared with their 'now you have one now you don't here's a different one' policy on clients - I wanted sthg so I could easily transfer email rules contacts etc from one PC to another, not MS's nightmare of spraying data all over the place.

    First I use Pop peeper - freeware/commercial- in confunction with Spamihilator (freeware).
    Pop peeper can periodically/manually scan say 8 email accounts in a couple of seconds, show me how many new emails there are in my notification area, let me view, delete them, reply (via Thunderbird).

    I then use Thunderbird periodically - again with Spamihilator- to actually collect remaining messages from the server, and file them according to mail rules.

    Thus I can search through 1000s of past emails quite quickly if i wish.
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  5.    01 Sep 2016 #5

    Thanks, I'll continue to use yahoo's block feature but I am not sure if its working properly.
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  6.    01 Sep 2016 #6

    Levi15 said: View Post
    Thanks for sharing this question. I didn't know using pop3 emails has benefits. Which one do you use? Is Mozilla Thunderbird a good one?
    Yes. In addition to "dalchina" reply; you can tell Thunderbird which emails are spam/junk and tag/flag them as such. With time you will see a reduction of junk mail delivered to your inbox.
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  7.    01 Sep 2016 #7

    Spamihilator has predefined patterns, and more features, and can be trained on SPAM/non-SPAM.

    Thunderbird's requires that you train it- repeatedly.
    Thunderbird and Junk / Spam Messages | Thunderbird Help
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