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by JDAN12 / November 5, 2004 4:34 AM PST

Well I'm back and I'm not sure if this the correct forum. It seems like its the most widely read so here goes.
I was able to get my IE browser away from the hijackers with help from MS.
I then downloaded Symantic's Norton Internet Security which features a spam feature for the e mails.
Now it seems I am receiving more spam than ever.
The last 2 days I have had almost 100 e mails and about 3-6 were viable.
Also I can not adjust the size of text. Is this something residual left over from the hijacked browser, am I being impatient as far as the spam is concerned?
Thank you.

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I had to disconnect the Norton spam feature to get
by pookins / November 5, 2004 6:16 AM PST

Outlook Express to work at all.
My suggestion is to disable the NOrton anti-spam feature.

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Re: I had to disconnect the Norton spam feature to get
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 5, 2004 8:15 AM PST

I don't think thats the solution at all. That will just mean there is no spam filter on at all.

Also, I don't think that JDan installing NIS and then receiving a large number of spam emails are connected. It has to be just coincidence.

JDan doesn't say what email client he/she is using, or whether he had a spam filter on it before. If he did, then perhaps the email filter was deleting these emails before he even saw them. But now, NIS lets them through.

Does NIS trash them? Or just leaves them in the Inbox, waiting to be read? JDan may be able to configure NIS to delete them as soon as they are received.

100 spam emails in 2 days is not, unfortunately, unusual nowadays. I get 60-70 a day, but my email filter junks the lot.


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