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Windows 7: How to prevent e-mails from being sent to all accounts


08 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium and Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 
How to prevent e-mails from being sent to all accounts

I have these very annoying spam messages that won't stop even if you unsubscribe them (now there even isn't an option to unsubscribe). They lead to some questionable scam sites which may harm the computer. I can't prevent it with antivirus programs. I have a router. Is it possible to just block an email from a certain e-mail address on the router or any way before it comes to inbox folder to any user?

The thing is, I know what seems suspicious and what not but my mother just won't recognize spam mail as she gets attracted to the stuff so she would click on it and this results in many adware and toolbars on the computer.

It is really annoying so what I need is a program, or any router setting that would prevent e-mail from loading these mails and even those mails from another users that of course, I don't and should not know the password.

Thanks for any help in advance.

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09 Feb 2014   #2

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I think some questions will need answers before anyone could suggest a way (if possible). What email provider/program are you (she) using? Are these emails from the same address or domain, or always different? I'm certain there are ways to block addresses or domains on some email providers/programs, but suspect the addresses change constantly to prevent just such a thing. And blocking a domain can be problematic if there are also lots of legit emails from the same domain. Often these addresses and domains can be spoofed or obfuscated so you can't easily even see/confirm where they actually come from. A Guy
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09 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium and Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

It's our internet provider's official internet provider and the second one is gmail. I don't know since I actually don't have an access to the info but I think it's from the same or at least some of them come from the same address. I think the domain is not legit and could be safely blocked as I got some spam from a weird email from info@twrutzxy.com so I don't think anyone would use this weird domain.

Thanks for the answer and hope you'll find some suggestions. Is an e-mail filtering a good solution. Is it possible to prevent it in a router admin site?
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09 Feb 2014   #4

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I believe a router can block ip address ranges, but it is not the normal way one would block emails. You say "It's our internet provider's official internet provider", but that doesn't tell us what that is

Gmail apparently won't let you block, but will let you filter, and send to trash is an option there

https://support.google.com/mail/answer/8151?hl=en

If you tell us who your internet providers email is, they might also have a way. A Guy
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09 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium and Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

What about hosts file? Can you modify it to block it? The internet provider: T-2: Future Technologies Today

I also have AVG Internet Security. Would it work if I blocked it via their spam filter?

Please can anyone come with some good suggestions?
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09 Feb 2014   #6

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

A word regarding your first statement..."even if you unsubscribe them"....never, ever unsubscribe from spam or acknowledge it in any way as that will simply confirm that you exist and in will come more of the same.

If you don't have anti-spam software try experimenting with Mail Rules that put all mail into special folders that isn't from your contact list or approved senders list.
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09 Feb 2014   #7

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium and Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Okay, so everyone's just got advice and questions but what I need are answers. Has anybody any suggestions for the issue?
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09 Feb 2014   #8

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

There were suggestions as well there.
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09 Feb 2014   #9

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium and Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

As I listed above, I have AVG IS 2014 so antispam is included. None of my answers (about hosts and the other software programs) were actually answered. I also had a question about router setting (have tomato firmware), however, nobody seemed to take their time to answer. Although I answered and provided additional information you requested.
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09 Feb 2014   #10

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Well I can't questions on things I know nothing about as I'm sure you'll appreciate. I was only offering some advice. Hopefully someone will come along soon.
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