i currently use ms outlook express for email,since january this year till now i have had over 400 emails about the usual porn links and viagra,some of these arent even using my correct email addy but similar,im now sick of adding sender to blocklist,question is as im with pipex im assuming these come through pipex mail servers before they reach me so therefore are they not responsible for blocking these also?im thinking of emailing them a stern letter but would like to know abit more about how the email systems work
Pipex have no spam protection on their servers, a quick look at the email headers will confirm this. I moved away from Pipex 20 months ago, but the mail account associated is still active taking in 100's of spam daily, doesn't bother me, I don't use it, but it keeps Mailwasher busy!!
But, why use your ISP's email? Get your own domain and email, that way, your email address stays with you for life, regardless of the ISP. Only costs £5 - £8 on 123-Reg or Heart Internet to buy the domain, and you can easily host your email for free at Google Applications or Live Domains.