Some help with junk emails, please?

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  1. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 9 months ago

    Lately (the past few weeks or months) I've been getting loads of junk emails from a slew of senders.  20,30, even 40 per day.  Typical senders:

    Nearly all of them have a "**" followed by something else as the common name of the sender.  Because the address changes with every email, the junk filter won't put them in the junk file, not until I tell it to, whereupon I get another from a different address?

    How can I "train" the filter to ignore this crap?  (Using Chrome and outlook)

  2. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 months ago

    You're using Outlook - what email service are you using?   Is there an option to change your settings, so the system auto-filters instead of waiting for you to teach it?

    I use gmail and its filter identifies spam with unerring accuracy.  I'm not sure how it does it, but I think it probably looks at things like nonsense names in email addresses. I very rarely have to mark anything as spam, or rescue anything from my junk folder.

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I use MSN, and it's generally very good at catching spam.  These things are almost the only thing I'm getting that isn't shunted into the junk file.

      I notice now that my list of senders didn't come through.  They're all from nonsense addresses.  Things like <cdomzer_33 226@> (without the spaces) and every one is similar to this but different.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Looks familiar.  My gmail catches all those kinds of addresses, too. 

        To my surprise, I googled and found posts indicating that MSN doesn't even have a spam filter. !!??!!

        Outlook has different levels of spam filters though (or at least it did last time I used it, which is a while ago), what's yours set on?

  3. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 months ago
    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      That looks interesting.  I'll definitely take a look at it tomorrow. 
      Thanks, Marisa!

    2. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Took your suggestion, Marisa, and it's working great.  It took a little work to get everything transferred over to gmail, and get it to open my msn account, but got it done and it's catching all the junk.

      Thanks again!

      1. Marisa Wright profile image97
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Glad it helped!


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