Have recently registered on the type of internet site that e-mails you back with an activation code. However, it seems that I can not receive this activation code and the site itself is sugesting that I check the contents of my blocked spam mail.
How do I do this and if its possible, is it safe to do so? (or will I be "opening the door" as it were).
Yes, I would get yourself registered with NTL to access you email from their web page, and then you can see exactly what email in your inbox without opening /using your O/E, then select the emails you want to keep and delete the emails you want rid of. Once you deleted all the emails you don't want on your web mail, use O/E in the usual way.
I use W/Doo and they have spam filters which will filter my email, and any email that is tagged as spam will go into a junk folder and after 7 days all the contents get deleted......one problem this creates is that 1 or 2 legit emails will get tagged as spam by mistake, so, I have to keep an eye out to check whether emails that have activation codes or confirmation details of on line purchases have not been tagged as spam and if they have I can let W/Doo know that these emails are "legit" and not spam.
I get 30+ crap emails a day, Wanadoo doing a sterling job of filtering them out, none get downloaded onto my pc from O/E!!