Spam porn e mails

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  1. I have visited the odd pornsite and have to my knowledge never submitted my e mail address. About a month ago, I began recieving the odd spam badly spelt e mail promoting a web site. These have now increased from one a week to about 5 - 10 a day. They appear to originate from Egypt. I have set my message filters so they are tagged as spam and then just delete them. It is impossible to block sender as everyone comes from a new e mail address. Is there some way to block e mails from IP addresses, or stop them at the server. They are starting to annoy me a tad.
     
  2. Just how odd were these pornsites? Inquiring minds want to know...
     
  3. ha ha not odd as in weird content, just the usual ones redtube xhamster boysfood etc
     
  4. You submitted your email address on every visit.

    If your ISP offers customisable spam filtering, you might want to up the setting from whatever currently it is to, to the next higher level. Otherwise, ensure assuming you use a mail client such as Outlook (NOT express), Thunderbird, Eudora, then ensure the spam filters are kept up to date, and periodically empty the junk mail folder.

    Depending on your browser, you may want to look at the security settings so it does not allow sites to harvest your details. google the browser name +"privacy settings" as a starter for 10.
     
  5. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    I have noticed the same as the OP. This increase in spam over the past couple of weeks is annoying. I don't open them now just delete immediately but I am getting 15-20 a day which is annoying.

    It has started recently and I suppose there is an ultimate reason for it or is this just some kid who is bored and has set up a recurring spam mail generator? Pain in the arrse and potentially dangerous. I would never open any of these shoite emails as chances are there is a virus tagged on.
     
  6. What's your email address?

    :eek:)
     
  7. HHH

    HHH LE

    There was an article in the press last week about this. It seems the only way to stop getting these spam e-mails is to stop visiting the website "big boys do ****" :nod:
     
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  8. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    There is always a drawback to these things!
     
  9. Ha ha..............That'll learn ya!
     
  10. Make sure your browser settings are configures not to accept cookies, and download "Mailwasher'.

    Mailwasher lets you see email before they are downloaded from you email server and - if they are spam or from mental ex-girlfriends - bounce them so that it looks like your email account is now defunct.

    I've used it for a few years for my 3 email accounts and get very little spam.
     
  11. I will look at this when I get home, sounds like the ideal thing. Have set up my filters to send a delivery failed status notification and put them in spam folder, only problem with that is, they have already been downloaded from the server, and the sender never uses the same e mail address.