Spam Blocking

  john bunyan 14:51 02 Jan 2008

Spam seems to be increasing again. I use Outlook Express and Bullguard (Firewall, virus and spam protector). Spam is indicated but my blocked senders list is now very large. I have tried without success to create a message rule that blocks all e mail other than people on my address book ie a whitelist so e mails from other sources do not reach me at all. Is there a way of doing this using my normal ISP ?

  john bunyan 16:49 02 Jan 2008

Thanks for replies. silverous - Outlook has a blocked sender list which at least stops repeats. Bullguard is similar to other anti spam programmes and includes the things you mention , but I thought I had read somewhere of a programme which only "allowed" e mails from people in one's address book. DieSse, p;3 -I will look at the other programmes but word filters are by - passed by spammers sending photos of words rather than text. Ideally I don't want to have to sort mail from "strangers". I'll probaly resort to changing my e mail address.

  john bunyan 17:03 02 Jan 2008

p;3 Thanks - will try it. JB

  john bunyan 18:12 02 Jan 2008

SouthernComfort. Thanks to you and the others. Thunderbird looks worth a try. I will mark the thread as resolved for the moment.JB

  john bunyan 12:00 03 Jan 2008

silverous. Yes to the first part. I get about 10 a day of the usual viagra or phony watch stuff, usually, I suspect , using a photo of script to by pass word control in message rules.
I thought I had read about a paid for service (about £3 a month) that does what I want but have forgotten it's name. Thanks for your helpful advice. JB

  cruiser2 12:54 03 Jan 2008

I use Thunderbird and do not have any problems with spam. Any emails from an unknwon source are put into a spam folder. I can then decide if I want to open and view them.

  john bunyan 16:37 05 Jan 2008

cruiser2. Will try Thunderbird, but my existing spamguard is similar. I just wish I did not even have to bother to see the unwanted stuff at all. Thanks to all for the suggestions.

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