I have had the Internet for over 6 years now and never had any bother with "Spam" until about 2 weeks ago. I am now getting 3 or 4 a day, mostly saying a "friend", "neighbour" etc has sent an ecard. I use OE and have added the names to blocked senders list, but is there any way I can stop them altogether. I am using BT and I use a firewall, Anti Virus and Spyware to keep a check on my computer. I think this is more annoying than dangerous to my computer, but I would just like to be rid of it.
Probably something you downloaded about 2 weeks ago and you had to enter your e-mail address,I had the same problem when I downloaded a free Back up program Arconis 7 free version.Had nothing but a load of spam after I downloaded it.,I then Downloaded E-Prompter and I can now open and delete e-mails before they get into my E-Mail box.click here I believe that you can use up to 16 different e-mail addresses with it. I found out the hard way,Have at least 2 e-mail addresses.One for the use of family and friends only.And the other for when you have to part with your e-mail address.With Hotmail set to high e-mail security you only get family and friends or secure businesses that you have saved.
I can thoroughly recommend Mailwasher, and endorse buteman's comment about using multiple addresses. We recently sold our house and I used a special address just for that purpose. Now the house has been sold, the address has been deleted taking all the spam with it!