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Windows 7: Spam Surge in My Win Live Mail

30 Apr 2012   #1
bkap

Win 7 64b Home Premium
 
 
Spam Surge in My Win Live Mail

I seem to have had a surge of spam. Many supposedly from "techdaily at (various domains)" Any others have this?

Leads me to the question:

Whats the specific difference between blocking the sender vs blocking the senders domain? Which is more effective?

Bill


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30 Apr 2012   #2
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bkap View Post
...Whats the specific difference between blocking the sender vs blocking the senders domain? Which is more effective?
Email addresses are of the form name@othername.com where the full address is the "sender" and the part after the @ sign is the domain. So if you were to block the domain of a sender with a gmail address you would be blocking email from everyone with a gmail address. The domain method is much more effective but should be used with caution.
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01 May 2012   #3
bkap

Win 7 64b Home Premium
 
 

Thanks. That's about the way I've been handling it.

I just get peeved about the quantity of junk and the technologists inability or lack of interest or motivation to solve the problem. I do think it is their responsibility.
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01 May 2012   #4
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bkap View Post
...the technologists inability or lack of interest or motivation to solve the problem...
It has been solved fairly well with the advent of "server side filtering". My ISP quarantines or deletes most spam, depending on how I set it up. There are even several levels of aggressiveness in addition to the option to block specific email addresses or whole domains. I use their "recommended" level of aggressiveness with quarantining and specific email and domain blocking (and also white lising) on my main account so I can't loose anything. On other accounts I use for specific purposes, I use no quarantining, aggressive filtering, and white/black lists. Works perfectly.
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02 May 2012   #5
bkap

Win 7 64b Home Premium
 
 

Hi,

I agree that ISPs have been active with filters. My mail server does this and sends the emails noted as "spam". I then filter them to a spam folder for deletion. But recently I seem to have received an excessive amount that slipped through. I have notified them.

But looking at the junk folder and the quantity of spam items suggest that the problem is as always. There is much too much spam being sent.

I have to stand by my comment that the technologists, specifically those involved in sending and allowing this volume to continue unabated, have not provided a solution which would prohibit mass mailing from essentially unknown entities.
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14 May 2012   #6
bkap

Win 7 64b Home Premium
 
 

Wondering if anyone else has noticed the increase? It seems to be continuing unabated even though I have notified my mail host. The have agreed there is an increase.

Still confounded that this can't be solved. It is all about greed?
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