Emails received in a foreign language.

  21902 20:48 28 Oct 2012

Two months ago I noticed I was receiving emails in French although I have never replied to any in French - because I dont speak the language. It has got to the stage where about 30% in my inbox are from French companies. Is there any way I can prevent this happening. On occasion I do get legitimate emails in both Spanish and German and I dont want to ban these. I know I could change my email address but that is the last thing I want to do.

I hope this is possible and any help would be appreciated.

  bumpkin 21:01 28 Oct 2012

Delete them and bar the sites they are coming from.

  morddwyd 09:39 29 Oct 2012

You should also have a look at your spam filters.

They do not seem to be working.

  21902 11:37 01 Nov 2012

Thanks to Bumpkin and Morddyd. Have already tried suggestions but without success.

  Woolwell 12:05 01 Nov 2012

Regrettably there is not a lot that you can do to stop them from being sent apart from changing e-mail address. You can however deal with them as they arrive. Are they always from the same addresses? Do you use webmail or an e-mail client?

  Muergo 13:53 01 Nov 2012

I would install Google Translator then you would know who was sending you a message, it's free and doesn't give a perfect translation but it enables me to read the foreign newspapers every day.

  Forum Editor 15:47 01 Nov 2012

I receive three or four foreign-language emails each day. They're in Spanish, Chinese, Thai, Arabic, Polish and Russian.

They are all spam messages, and all of them are deleted on sight.

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