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Unwanted Email !!

by ochuckie2 / November 20, 2004 12:26 AM PST

Are there any new programs out there that block unwanted email? I'm tired of pitches for viagra, rolex watches, larger body parts, etc. I have used the block message feature in Outlook Express but there are soooo many sources of bogus adds that it's like trying to hold back a title wave with a fly swatter!
HELP!!
OS... WINDOWS ME... USING OUTLOOK EXPRESS with Internet explorer 6 ( I think )

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Re: Unwanted Email !!
by PudgyOne / November 20, 2004 3:14 AM PST
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You have not said what type of isp you are using, such as aol.com, hotmail.com, yahoo.com etc. However if you are using any of the above or common email isp's, each isp have some type of filter on it. You have to go to the webserver and adjust it there, then when you sue outlook express, the unwanted emails will go to your bulk mail folder.

Also go to this link and read these suggetions of setting up your outlook express so that you don't download any viruses

http://tutorials.jewelswebgraphics.com/oetut.html

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Re: Unwanted Email !!
by ochuckie2 / November 20, 2004 7:16 AM PST
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I use COX isp

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Re: Unwanted Email !!
by roddy32 / November 20, 2004 7:25 AM PST
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There are a few that are made specifically for Outlook Express. My dad uses one but the name escapes me now. If it helps any, he bought it at Best Buy, if you are in the US. It is a Spam blocker made for Outlook Express but it lets you set it up as to what is blocked and what is not, as most of them are. If I talk to him again before you find something I'll find out and post it. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

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