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What's the most spam you've gotten in a week?

by mdstout58 / September 7, 2006 2:55 PM PDT

I'll get about 2,000 spam messages a week that Yahoo blocks, and it doesn't catch about 4. Am I the only one with horrendous spam problems?

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What's the most spam you've gotten in a week?
by Bob__B / September 8, 2006 5:34 AM PDT

I don't seem to have much of an issue with spam.

Perhaps 4 or 6 a day.

My ISP does not block spam.
I don't run a spam blocker.

Some things that might help a little.

Be malware free.
Chose an addy that's not such an easy hit for the spammer's mass mailers.
Don't open or respond to spam.
Be careful where you post your addy...public boards are spam magnets.

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Comparison: AIM vs. Personal vs. Netscape vs. Yahoo
by NickMets7 / September 8, 2006 6:23 AM PDT

Hello all,

I have a few e-mail addresses (one that is personal that I never give out except to friends); a Netscape/AIM e-mail for promotions, etc, and Yahoo. Now, since I have all of these, here's an interesting find:

Personal: Somehow I still get appx. 50 spam messages per day that all end up in my Junk folder (Outlook).

AIM/Netscape: >1 spam message per day, and rarely do any make it into my inbox.

Yahoo: More than 500 messages per day. So, my thoughts? Yahoo is selling your addresses to marketing companies. I never gave out this address and in the first weeks recieved spam. Now it serves as my e-mail for the sketchiest of promotions. About 5 out of every few hundred will get past the filter.

That's my comparison. Anyone else want to chime in?

- Nick

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I Tend to Agree. I Have Suspected (No Proof) That Web....
by tobeach / September 8, 2006 4:17 PM PDT

services like Yahoo, AOL,etc.,etc. contact spammer (after you've identified them) and suggest they'll be blocked unless they pay so much per for access to "their" mail boxes. I noticed w/Hotmail, Once I stopped Notifying MS that this item was spam (about 3 months ago) I had an immediate & continuing reduction in spam day by day. Starting from about 30 per day down to an average of 3-4 now. I just "empty folder" not check box & delete.
I suspect similar behavior when it comes to their free anti-spyware protection. Only lets in their own spyware & adware. Only keeping out others. Easy, they just don't include their own in the detections list.
My cable company sold of it's entire customer list to Yahoo. I specifically avoided anything to do with Yahoo by not using their "Install Disk" and not allowing Yahoo Toolbar etc onto my machine. Why do I need 8 Free Yahoo Mail Addies full of spam?
I'm a pretty paranoid type but..I can only guess at the size of the icebergs hiding under the tips I do see. Angry

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Too many
by Hyperspace / September 8, 2006 6:53 AM PDT

Before I finally had to set my Hotmail settings to the strictest spam filter possible, I would receive as many as 30 junk e-mails per day.

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I Have Only 1 Suggestion for You, My Friend, Get.....
by tobeach / September 8, 2006 4:28 PM PDT

yourself another Free Address and give that one to ONLY Family & Friends (not including ones who do the Fwd,Fwd,Fwd...thing, especially those who don't use the B.C.C option to strip out the other addresses) with STRICT Instructions to never breathe the addie out on pain of being blocked, and never post the new one to any site. Should reduce the load to something less than Migraine Level (maybe..). HappyGrin

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It is my free account
by mdstout58 / September 9, 2006 7:07 AM PDT

The yahoo one is the one I use when I am subscribing to stuff, and I use my Gmail and AT&T Yahoo! ones for correspondence to teachers and friends. What suprises me, though is the amount of spam Yahoo! blocks.

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