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How to Get Rid of Viagra Spam, and Other Unwanted E-mail Spam

Updated on September 4, 2012

If you are like me, you have been irritated by e-mail solicitations for Viagra products and / or other spam e-mails. In this hub, I am going to explain how to put an end to such solicitations, once and for all, by creating a filter in your e-mail account. It is a simple process. It is similar in Yahoo and Gmail. In Hotmail, it is slightly different. I will be using Yahoo to illustrate, since that is my primary e-mail account.

Step 1: Under "Options" click on "Mail Options"

Step 2: Click "Filters"

Step 3: Click "Add Filter"

Step 4: Name your filter and complete the filtering details

After naming your filter, you are given several more filtering options. Fill out the ones that apply. For spam purposes, I use the "sender" and "body" options with the "contains" sub-option. I input the e-mail address from which I receive my spam in the "sender" box and something that is unique in their message in the "body" box.

Afterwards, choose a folder where you want your spam sent. I suggest the trash folder.

Step 5: Click "Save Changes"

It's as simple as that! From now on your e-mail account will automatically file the spam that you have filtered into the trash. Good riddens!

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      Greg Sereda 5 years ago from Sandomierz, Poland

      Kirk - Thanks for the update.

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      Kirk 5 years ago

      Mmmm, not so much. If you google "Yahoo filters won't block Viagra spam" you will find countless forums of people who set the parameters in filters appropriately, and still receive countless Viagra spam messages. Yahoo is simply not keeping up with the onslaught.

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      Greg Sereda 5 years ago from Sandomierz, Poland

      CJ Sledgehammer - You're welcome!

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      CJ Sledgehammer 5 years ago

      Wow, Greg, this is some great info. I always hated looking at my e-mail because of all the spam. Perhaps I do not need to live in fear any longer. Thanks, Bro!