Hotmail spam - Gone !

  musicbassman 06:34 24 Jun 2003

About 10 days ago I could have answered the PCA poll by saying that three quarters of my Hotmail inbox was spam. But in the last week the spam has virtually disappeared. Am I just lucky or have MS got a powerful new filter ? Mind you, I shall miss the opportunity to live debt free forever with a massive member.............

  musicbassman 08:07 25 Jun 2003

Any other hotmail users like to comment?

  JollyJ 23:51 30 Jun 2003

I not only can live debt free, have enough energy to keep me at it for eternity, enjoy the benefits of an Online Degree without studying and keep in touch with the many friends that keep mailing me, though I am sure I would have rememberd meeting girls of any height whatever, from Russia!
But what I dont have is the ability to send a message in Hotmail, without it deleting the text I have written, anyone, got an answer? Replies accepted from any shape, height or nationallity, Hotmail users are not fussy.

  Valvegrid 06:51 01 Jul 2003

I switched the filter off for a day and got 12 spams. I've switched it back on again.

  golfpro 07:23 01 Jul 2003

I am getting fewer also with Yahoo. maybe they are doing something about it.

  Andsome 08:59 01 Jul 2003

I have been averaging between twenty and thirty per day when switching on at about 7 a.m. Then by 9 a.m. there are usually up to ten or so more. This morning there were only four, and one more has arrived. I use NTL BB.

  Tazfan 10:36 01 Jul 2003

Horror of horrors! I have just checked 2 hotmail accounts, and only got 1 spam!!! I havent run out of prescription free Viagra yet due to the many kind offers through hotmail, so I grudgingly deleted it.

Heres hoping this is the way of the future eh?

  Mike D 11:48 01 Jul 2003

I currently get 5-6 pages of spam per day on one of the two Talk21 accounts that I have ( the second one was set up to enable me to go about my business without interference from this plague), unfortunately I still need to be able to check the originaal account.

As far as I can see the only way to block spam with T21 is to email them details, but with the amount that I get I would be spending all day doing this. By the way this increase happend in the space of a couple of days.

Mike D

  hgrock 21:34 01 Jul 2003

turning the filter on in hotmail will reduce spam the only problem is, people not in your address book is also deleted as spam.
i use outlook express to read my hotmail, and there is no way that i could stop it completely now i just live with it in a day i get about 90 i am now getting it on my mobile phone

  musicbassman 21:45 01 Jul 2003

I dont use the 'spam filter' i.e. only accepting mail from known addresses, but the amount of spam has suddenly dropped by 60 - 70% in any case. I'm delighted by this, just wondered if other hotmail users have also experienced this sudden change.
Mike D, a friend of mine has, or rather had, Talk 21. Had to abandon it in the end because of a daily deluge as you have experienced.

  john-232317 22:01 01 Jul 2003

get hardly any spam on hotmail, but my virgin account i get 60-70 a day, pills, inches, money, porn pics , you name it its there....

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