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 Post subject: Blocking Spam
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:11 pm 
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Once again another internet company has decided to force unwanted changes on the very people who make it possible for the company to exist. In this case it's Hotmail though the changes aren't what this post is about.
My question is how do you block spam that comes from different and randomly generated email addresses. Now I know you can block individual words (though god knows how you do that in Hotmail) but is there an address within the message path (or source or whatever it's called) that I should be blocking? If so how do I find it? I Googled this but failed to find what I wanted.
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 Post subject: Re: Blocking Spam
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:19 pm 
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I have problems with Spam all the time with hotmail outlook.

I used to block senders, now I don't. I find that killing the subject more effective than killing the sender. These morons spawn 2 random word domains at a frightening rate. This is what I do...


If you hit options (that little wheel next to the sidways smily face), then "more email settings".

On the right, click on "rules for sorting new messages".


You end up on a rule generator board. This lets you block out a variety of things.

I normally hit new, followed by changing the options from the dropdown menus to:

subject, contains (or contains word), followed by the offending spam word.

The spam words I've blocked so far include: debts, deals, singles, discounts, rollover, payments, medical, apple, debt (yes, debts isn't blocked by debt), free, "As seen on tv", bonus, "hey you", bingo, "get up to", cash, mortgage, deposit, "get laid", accident, injury, compensation, visa, cruise, penis, income, viagra, mis-sold, insurance, and pharmacy.

Lastly I click "Delete these messages - don't even put them in my Deleted folder", then save.

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 Post subject: Re: Blocking Spam
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:21 pm 
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Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Blocking Spam
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:56 pm 
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No problem. Hope it helps. :D

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