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Windows 7: Windows live mail fails to stop spam.

09 Nov 2010   #1
tanzanos

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Windows live mail fails to stop spam.

Since the last upgrade of windows live mail; It has stopped catching spam. Even though I mark spam, it never seems to remember it and allows spam to pass. Windows live offers no support in this area. Is there a way to install outlook express on windows 7 and then I can install a third party anti spam?


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09 Nov 2010   #2
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Click the icon at top left and then under Options select Safety Options. Lots of configuration in the various tabs.

Windows live mail fails to stop spam.-safety.png

Jim


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09 Nov 2010   #3
dawiba

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I have the same problem and have my settings set to high (as before the upgrade).

Are you saying I should change it to No Automatic Filtering?
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09 Nov 2010   #4
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

No, That is where I have mine set. Just review all the options and see what may work for you.

Jim
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09 Nov 2010   #5
dawiba

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Okay, Ive tried the various options, but it still lets all junk into my inbox.

Any ideas?

Edit: Meant to add that the exact same setting (i.e High) worked perfectly on the previous version
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10 Nov 2010   #6
tanzanos

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Mine also worked perfectly before and was and still is set to HIGH and yet spam still passes through. Even spam that I mark as spam passes through. I use MS security essentials.
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10 Nov 2010   #7
dawiba

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I managed to sort the junk mail problem by switching to Thunderbird where junk mail seems to be filtered perfectly (so far anyway).

Probably not the answer you wanted, but it's one solution
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10 Nov 2010   #8
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Another solution is switching email providers. Like Gmail, yahoo.
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10 Nov 2010   #9
tanzanos

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I use my ISP e-mail. Webmail is not my style. I finally got used to live mail and now have this annoying problem. What's up with MS? Are they on mushrooms?????
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10 Nov 2010   #10
dawiba

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

As well as my ISP email, I also use Gmail and Live.com (Hotmail). I'd rather not send emails from either of those services as they like to put a message on the email that, even though I'm sending using the email address from my ISP, says you're sending this email from Gmail/Live.com. No thanks.

Thunderbird is working just fine as far as junk mail goes with the added benefit that I can now add or delete events in my Google Calendar right from within Thunderbird using the Lightning extension. Live Mail was only capable of accessing the Google Calendar as read only.

Whether it's Thunderbird or Live Mail, it's just software and I'll use the one that works for me and at the moment, that's Thunderbird.

Thanks for the help and suggestions though
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