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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.

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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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EVERY since I cleaned up yahoo email. Important Email ends in spam folder now


IN YOUR SPAM FOLDER SELECT THE EMAIL WHICH IS NOT SPAM AND CLICK THE "NOT SPAM" BUTTON AT THE TOP. THIS WILL "TRAIN" YOUR SPAM FILTER. LIKEWISE, IN MAIL, IDENTIFY SPAM AND CLICK THE SPAM BUTTON TO RETRAIN. AFTER A WHILE THIS WILL NOT BE NECESSARY

Feb 19, 2015 | Yahoo Mail

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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.

Dec 01, 2014 | Yahoo Mail

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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.

Apr 15, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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People are trying to e-mail me but the e-mails are not going through.


Hi

Check if the Spam filter is directing your friend's e-mails to the Spam folder.

If so. open the e-mails and click Not Spam to send them back to your Inbox.

Check the Spam Folder like this regularly and the Spam Filter will gradually learn which your friends e-mails are and automatically direct them to the Inbox.

Test it yourself by sending yourself an e-mail.

I hope this helps.

Aug 27, 2011 | Yahoo Mail

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People call - they sent e-mail - i do not reeive them


Can you send mail ok? If your email is a webmail account, ie hotmail, google etc then there's nothing you can do about it except: Check the spam box to make sure they're not filtering in there. Do the same if you're using an independent email like outlook or eudora. Also check the ISP's spam filter if they have one.

If you're using Outlook, for instance, make sure the pop part of the configuration is set correctly. You would find out what it should be by contacting your ISP or looking on their website for instructions where it will be listed.

You could also have a firewall that is blocking the port that email uses (doesn't matter with a webmail account just with software like Outlook).

Jul 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I WANT TO KNOW WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN ALL MY EMAILS ARE NOT COMEING TO ME THERE GOOD ONES AND SAFE IVE GOTTON FROM THESES PEOPLE FOR YEARS AND MY GRAND CHILDERN WANT TO KNOW WHY IM NOT GETTING THERES ITS BEEN...


Hi. You haven't said what you are using for email. Do you use a webmail account like yahoo mail or do you get it through your internet service provider? Are you using an email program like Outlook? Can you send mail out?

The most common reason why email stops coming through is from some spam filter. The spam filter can be from you ISP (internet provider) or on your own machine. Usually spam filters will allow some mail through from a address, ie like a friend's address one time but not the next IF there was something in the subject line or body that it thinks is spam. Also sometimes they will block an entire domain if that domain (the part after the @ ie @spamsend.com ) is a suspected domain used by spammers. Check in your SPAM folder also check in your email's TRASH folder to make sure they haven't ended up there.

Another reason can be that a FIREWALL is blocking the port used for recieving mail has gotten blocked. That can be in your machine setup or in the router if you're using one.

And one last thing - your anti-virus software can be blocking it.

Jul 08, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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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.

Apr 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Want to unblock all the incoming mails from a particular group???


goto ... > 'Options' and then > 'Block Addresse'
find the address you wanna unblock.... and click the 'Remove Block'

Oct 22, 2010 | Yahoo Mail

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How tp prevent SPAM from flooding my yahoo inbox?


Solution 1: Register your contact (friends and associates) email in your yahoo email address book or contact list.
This will enable SPAM filtering to disloge non registered contacts into your spam folder.

Solution 2. Turn On Spam Guard from your email settings

May 10, 2009 | Yahoo Mail

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