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)
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.
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@ powers.auxin.biz> (without the spaces) and every one is similar to this but different.
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?
This might help
That looks interesting. I'll definitely take a look at it tomorrow.
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.
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