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Does Outlook Express have any junk mail controls?

by Disneyfan / November 10, 2005 10:07 PM PST

I was under the impression that OE won't have any junk mail filters until next year with the new version of Windows? Someone told me recently that the current version does have those filters already. Does anyone here know for sure?

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Click on
by PudgyOne / November 11, 2005 3:16 AM PST

Click on tools

Message rules


and make up your own filter.

Hope this helps.

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Didn't work for me
by auggief / November 12, 2005 6:48 PM PST
In reply to: Click on

Spammers are too smart. If I filter the word Viagra they just send it as Viaxgra or something similar.
I also tried filtering email address in CC and they simply change those also by adding a 1 or whatever. I sure hope OE comes up with a spam blocker. I would even settle for a temporaty option to allow email from those in my address book only. Would rather not but it's better than getting a dozen spams each day trying to sell Viagra, Mortgages, ***** neighbors looking for a good time etc.

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Frontgate MX
by Testy / November 12, 2005 10:43 PM PST
In reply to: Didn't work for me

Try Frontgate MX with OE. I use it and love it. It takes a while to learn about it but I have it set up to except known e-mails automatically and ask about questionable ones. Then you can reject many e-mails you don't want with a single click. They are then added to your reject list.

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I prefer
by PudgyOne / November 13, 2005 3:21 AM PST
In reply to: Frontgate MX

I prefer blocking the junk or spam emails on the webserver, that way you'll never see them unless you go into the server. It's a lot safer that way also/

Hope this helps.

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by auggief / November 13, 2005 9:58 AM PST
In reply to: I prefer

How do you do that?

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I need to know
by PudgyOne / November 13, 2005 2:01 PM PST
In reply to: How?

I need to know what ISP you are using.

Example is I use

Most ISP's (even have some type of settings on their webservers. Most people don't set them when they are new and now are getting spammed to death.

You have to login using your webserver to find the settings. On Compuserve it is not on the webserver but in the program that I use to sign in.

If you tell me your ISP, I will try to find out how to change the spam settings.

Hope this helps.

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by auggief / November 13, 2005 6:51 PM PST
In reply to: I need to know

I use Road Runner cable and I find nothing on spam settings.

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I could not
by PudgyOne / November 14, 2005 6:19 PM PST
In reply to: RR

I could not find anything in a search neither.

What I would do is get a gmail account (which is free) and start using that. Gmail can be used with Outlook Express or MOZILLA THUNDERBIRD. Yahoo also has a free email account but if you want to use Outlook Express Or MOZILLA THUNDERBIRD, you have to pay a fee to do so. I tried a free hotmail account, but now they have soo much spam, that I closed my account.

Just remember, you can have a free email account even if you use Road Runner to login to the internet. There is nothing saying that you have to use their email services.

Hope this helps.

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Frontgate MX
by Testy / November 20, 2005 10:48 PM PST
In reply to: I could not

Frontgate looks at the e-mail(at the server) and decides which is junk and which is on your except list. It has a preview mode which allows you to look at the e-mail before it is downloaded to your computer. The trouble with any program is that there is no 100% accurate identifing junk mail and you could lose e-mails which you want. I have my Frontgate to except "know" e-mails from my "except list" and to ask about the unknowns. If your looking for a totally reliable e-mail filter, it doesn't exist. I tried the message rule route you have been talking about and it failed horribly. You have to end up writing about a 1000 rules and they still get through.

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