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Spam filter not working efficiently

My spam filter doesn't seem to be working efficiently. I still get a lot of spam. what to do?

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  • sktech29 Dec 02, 2008

    my spam tool is not working.same unwanted mail come again and again even select them as a apam.

  • kristen smith
    kristen smith Mar 01, 2017

    If as a user are facing technical error to the account you can follow some of the steps:
    •Login to your mail account.
    •Create a folder of Your choice,
    •Go to the “settings” of the folder
    •Click on the option of “Filters” appears on the left side.
    •Sort incoming emails in the respective folder.
    •Click on “Add” button to apply the filter.
    •Provide the name of the filter.
    •Choose the components for filters.
    •Click on Save.

    For more information contact onto- https://gonetech.net/yahoo-helpdesk/crea...

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With the help of filters, you can easily manage your priority emails which need more consideration first. Yahoo Mail has an implicit feature which helps users to create filters accordingly to their needs and allows you to automatically separate incoming e-mails into related folders. With this, the user can Create Filter in Yahoo Mail and can easily separate your personal and work e-mails in a separate folder.

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I think we can be against this kind of harrassment. So I would recommend an app called LEO Privacy. It can help you add the disgusting phone numbers to blacklist to stop spam and harrassing phone calls from bad guys. LEO Privacy Applock Boost Hide Android Apps on Google Play

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Has anybody known Yahoo spam filter to work as it should. Not really, until Yahoo upgrades this filter there isn't much you can do, however, I have set up alternate accounts with yahoo and I only use them for a specific purpose, no browsing no downloading, just use them to receive important mail. I haven't had spam in these alt. accounts forever. If you need further help call this number:

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How can I limit spam mail without closing account and opening another?


Don't Post Addresses Online- Never post email addresses online such as in message boards, forums or on websites for all to see. Spammers (and Phishers) have automated processes that can 'harvest' these. If you must post it, then disguise the format (e.g. john.smithATgmailDOTcom).
- If you receive a lot of spam, a web search for your email address may reveal whether it is posted anywhere online and you can remove it.
Avoid Common, Guessable Formats- The more complicated your email address, the less likely it will become a target for spam. Spammers use software that trys to guess email addresses and a commonly used format such as firstname.surname@company.com will be a greater target of attack than firstname1_surname1@company.com.
- Obviously, the trade-off is that your email address will not be quite as memorable or look as nice.
Limit Sharing of Addresses- The more you share your email address, the more spam you will receive, it is that simple.
- Never share your primary personal or work email addresses with those you don't know or trust.
Use 'Disposable' Addresses- Many stores and online services request email addresses for things like account registration, mailing lists and discounts. Set up an email address specifically for these cases, so you do not have to use your primary personal or work email address.
- When spam becomes an issue for this additional email address, simply dispose of it and set up a new one. Services such as Gmail allow you to check and send from different email addresses in one place, facilitating easy management of multiple addresses.
No Email Based Screen Names- If you participate in message boards, chatrooms, Twitter or similar where you display an on-screen name, don't use your email address before the @ sign as the screen name.
- Spammers will often take screen names and add common email endings such as @gmail.com, @yahoo.com and @hotmail.com, in order to guess legitimate email addresses.
Delete without Opening- It is often obvious from the subject line that an email is spam.
- Simply add the sender to your spam filter and delete the email without even opening it. If you do not open it, there is no possibility of the spammer being informed that your email account is active.
Disable Automatic Content Downloads
- Automatically downloading images or other dynamic content in emails might make them look nice, but can reveal to the spammer that your email account is active.
- As a minimum, turn off automatic image downloads in your emails until you are sure the email is trusted and not spam or a phishing email. Specifying to read messages in plain text only will add a further level of security, as all dynamic content will be blocked from download.
Don't Forward Spam- Be wary of emails from anyone asking you to forward the email on, such as petition, chain or joke emails. By forwarding these emails, you are effectively spamming others.
- In addition, these emails are used by spammers to obtain legitimate email addresses for spamming, as they contain the email address of everyone who has forwarded the message along with the addresses of everyone each person forwarded it to.
Never Reply or Click the Links- Clicking links, including the ubiquitous 'unsubscribe' link, in spam emails or replying to spam, will confirm to the spammer that your email account is active, resulting in more spam being received. It may also direct you to a website that contains malware.
- Never reply to spam and avoid clicking links in spam emails. Only click the 'unsubscribe' link for marketing emails you remember signing up for.
Never Purchase anything from Spam- Don't fall for products or services advertised in spam emails, no matter how good they may sound. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
- Buying something advertised in spam only supports the case for spamming and will likely increase the amount of spam you receive, as the spammers now know you are willing to buy.
Avoid Opting In- When purchasing or registering something online, there are usually one or more checkboxes allowing you to opt out of marketing communications or sharing of your information with other 'partners'. If you opt in, you may be opting in to a lot of future spam.
- Always read the opt-out messages with care, as these are cleverly worded to get you to opt-in. Some of them require either selection or de-selection to opt out, whilst others require a mix of selection and de-selection to fully opt out!
Read Privacy Policies- Always read the website's privacy policy before purchasing products or registering your details for software or services online.
- Understand how your email address may be used and whether they can share or sell it to other third parties, who could be spammers.
Use a Spam filter- Activate Phishing and Spam filters on your email account and in your Internet browser to help ensure you avoid receiving spam in the first place.
- Most reputable email service providers will have spam filters that you can turn on, some of which allow very granular policies to be set.
Report Spam- Report spam that does slip through the net to your email service provider or your company, as applicable.
- This will add the sender to their spam filters, identify whether spam filter policies need to be updated and will block future spam from that sender appearing in your inbox again. Reporting spam can also result in the spammer being identified and criminally prosecuted.
Keep Anti-Virus Software Updated- Ensure your anti-virus software is kept up to date and download the latest signatures on a daily basis.
- A lot of malware is designed to access your email contacts and send spam or malware to them from your email account without you even realising.
If it all gets too much...- Finally, if the amount of spam becomes too much to control, you may simply have to start again and obtain a new email address.
- Monitor the old email account in parallel to ensure that all legitimate contacts have your new email address, then delete the old one.

May 03, 2015 | Google Gmail

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How to keep a check on Email Spam?


Step 1: Set up "filters" in your Gmail account to automatically delete junk mail from specific senders. While spammers tend to change their email addresses frequently, you will sometimes get repeated spam messages from the same sender. Go into your "Settings," click "Filters," and set up a filter that automatically deletes all incoming emails from the sender.

Step 2: If you are getting junk mail from the same company, but the return address keeps changing, create a filter to delete the emails by detecting certain words. For example, maybe the company is called Global Moneymaking Enterprises. Create a filter that catches all emails that contain those three words and set it to delete them automatically.

Step 3: Rather than deleting junk emails that make it into your Gmail inbox, select them and click the "Report Spam" button. This will move the message into your spam folder, but it will also give Google information to help it improve its spam filter.

Step 4: Set up a special Gmail address that you use for making purchases, signing up for newsletters, and doing other activities that require you to give out your email address. Sometimes companies will opt you into promotional offers or sell your email address to spammers. Block this mail from coming to your main Gmail account by protecting that address and only giving out your special account address.

Step 5: If you notice a lot of junk emails in your spam folder that contain certain words, set up a filter to screen out emails with those words. Terms such as Viagra are common, but spammers often change them around to defeat spam filters, However, many of these changes are used frequently. For example, many spammers use the same Vi@gara misspelling. When you notice this, block those terms and you won't even get their messages in your Gmail spam folder.

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I cannot seem to get new emails despite people sending me emails.


Why don't you try checking your spam folder or the trash folder. Maybe the YAHOO! spam filter is blocking your emails, or your blocked them accidentally.

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Please stop my spam e-mail & date site info - please


I suggest to take the matter up with your email provider. They control the spam settings on the server. The next step would be to install a proper paid anti-virus software. Free version will not live up to the job if you get a lot of spam. If you email provider can't help you, consider to change your email address at the service provider or consider to change the service provider, service providers with poor spam filters will allow a lot spam through.

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How do i stop spam from retreiving my email or making them disappear.


It Depends on the email client, etc., but ultimately there is not a whole lot you can do. Spam just happens. You must learn to identify it. In general, your email address is your business and should not be shared, unless you know exactly where it is going (and of course, NEVER share your password online). Most email providers have spam filters, Google's is actually quite good. Check out your provider's, it may have settings that need to be modified.
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Is the outdoor coil blocked? Is the outdoor coil clean? Is the compressor running when you start unit. When you turn unit off after running it can you hear a hissing sound from within?

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It is common when ISP are updating thier spyware, malware and spam filters certain emails or domains get flagged. There was a lot of Spam that was flowing from .ru domains at one point. It doesn't mean all is bad it's just the filter system as it follows the path of the problem. Because your email address is generic @mail.ru it can be a great use for hiding spam. Its more than likely it will clear once the source of the problem is tracked down. Last point can also be when a mail server is getting work done. It is shut down as upgrades are down. This produces bounced mail as well. Good Luck

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I seemed to lose about 15 emails a lot were PNnews alreasy looked at they are not in trash what happened?


Hi, have you checked your SPAM folder?
PNews may have been marked as a spamer.
To top their emails going to the SPAM folder do the following
1) Click on SPAM on the list of folders on the left a) If you do NOT see SPAM, click on MORE and it should be listed there. 2) Find PNews and click the box next to it 3) Click Not Spam located on the top of the Gmail window.
I hope this helps.

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How can i block any spam e-mail


by adding the email address or domain name into spam/bad senders list of your email client.. or you can purchase an anti-spam software which is bundled with anti-virus such kaspersky internet security for reduce/block spam e-mail more efficiently..

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Never respond to any email requesting id or passwords.

MSN/hotmail uses a spam filtering system. You may just need to check the spam/junk mail folder for the missing emails. Spam filters are not perfect and sometimes grab valid email.

If your outgoing messages are being blocked, someone may have reported you as a spammer. You will need to call Microsoft to get id unblocked.

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