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Stopping "Sexually Explicit" emails

by mudhawaii / July 20, 2006 10:42 PM PDT

How do we stop/block them? For every filter you set up a half a dozen other spellings show up. Plus many are ignoring the "Sexually Explicit" requirement, mostly because they are being routed or sent from outside the USA. I have max'd out my IPS filters and still get massive amounts of Bi_____, Sl___, hardcore, mother/son, father/daughter, animal, etc emails. NOTE: I do not visit those site, reply to the emails, or have anything to do with them but I get bombarded. Some make it to my inbox but most are sitting in my bulk box.
I currently use SBC as my ISP and send/receive email via sbc.yahoo (sbcglobal.net). SBC has not been very much help. I sure could use some help.


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Stopping "Sexually Explicit "E-mails"
by simondsmason / July 20, 2006 11:32 PM PDT

By reading your message, it reads that someone has your E-mail & its been sold to everyone out there on the Internet or someone doesn't like you for some reason or other. My suggestion is to create a new user ID using your SBC ISP. I know you will have to inform all of your friends, family & so on of the new ID. That way you will know all the E-mail coming to your new ID should be legit. The old ID will be your "garbage" collector. You shouldn't have to use your filter once you have established a new user ID. Be very careful of message boards you sign-up to. This is where most of the Cyberspace E-mailers pick-up your ID. So when you sign-up to any message boards, use the bad ID & only use your new ID to whom you know & trust. Any time people can access you user ID, they can get the information & sign you up to many websites without your permission. Hope this helps. (:>)

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better yet
by dawillie / July 21, 2006 12:15 AM PDT

open email only from ppl you know.

delete the rest unopened.

once you open such email you are confirming that your email address is valid and it is an invitation to send more.


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Also never
by EZRIDER714 / July 21, 2006 2:47 AM PDT

Include your email address in posts on any public forums.

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