Can I stop really nasty porn spam?

  interkriti 10:19 23 Nov 2007
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I don't know if there is anything I can do to stop really unpleasant and nasty porn spam from reaching my Yahoo Inbox, although to be fair it goes into Bulk Mail. I opened one without thinking and since then have been swamped by doxens per day. I delete the whole lot a couple of times each day, obviously without opening, but they still appear, and from the titles you know what's in them. Short of changing my e-mail address, which I am loathe to do, is there anything I can do to stop this.

Thanks
Interkriti

  interzone55 10:44 23 Nov 2007

I don't know about Yahoo, but if it works the same way as Gmail the bulk mail clears itself every 7 days, so I just ignore it.

Gmail spam filtering is so good that in two years I've not had a single genuine mail end up in the spam folder. I look in the folder once or twice a week but just let it clear itself.

  octal 11:25 23 Nov 2007

One of the things you can do is to make sure the graphics are blocked, opening the graphics quite often confirms your address because the graphics are downloaded from external sources, you can always open the graphics for emails you know are OK.

  interkriti 12:45 23 Nov 2007

Alan and Octal, just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to respond and I will take on board what you say. First time I have ever posted and so really pleased to hear from you with positive comments for me.

Interkriti

  octal 12:56 23 Nov 2007

Welcome to the forum.

  wee eddie 12:56 23 Nov 2007

Yahoo will be pushing a certain amount into your Spam Folder which it then deletes after a short period.

If any Spam has reached your Inbox it is necessary to tell Yahoo that it is Spam by highlighting it and using the Spam Button. It should remember that source, next time around.

  p;3 15:08 23 Nov 2007

assuming you use Outlook express(?) to read your e mails on your computer try using click here to stop the mail from getting downloaded to your machine

you cannot stop it being sent TO you but it is hwo you deal WITH it that matters

do NOT bounce,open or reply to them

and the very fact that you opened one (on server?) may have even triggered something off

if you read mails on your server, then you need to be extra vigilant

  Forum Editor 17:16 23 Nov 2007

Just for the record, this area of the forum is for general discussions - often nothing whatever to do with computing. Normally, a topic like yours would be better posted in the Helproom. It's a bit late in the game for me to move it now, so we'll leave it where it is.

  laurie53 20:34 23 Nov 2007

Just so that you know you are not alone, my Yahoo bulk folder gets about 25 - 30 of these a day. As has been said, after seven days they disappear.

I never open any of them, that just lets the spammer know that the address is "live".

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