SPAM Explosion

  Macaonasa 19:47 26 Nov 2003

On the day the British Government announced the introduction of anti-SPAM legislation, my SPAM intake exploded from a weekly average of 6 to 18 per day. The Americans have just announced similar legislation and, surprise surprise, I've just received 76 SPAMs today.

I know many felt these measures were toothless but I didn't expect them to dramatically multiply the junk.

  Forum Editor 19:55 26 Nov 2003

have found you there'll be no let up. I run three separate email accounts, and was receiving over 100 spam messages a day on each of them. IDG Communications - the magazine's publishers - have now installed anti-spam measures on our mailserver and my Forum Editor address hardly receives any spam at all.

Both my private and my business addresses are now also protected by anti-spam software on the server, and the spam problem has all but gone - it's a bad day now if I get half a dozen. I strongly recommend that you find out if your ISP can offer server-side spam protection - it's worth the few extra pounds they might charge.

  SGT [email protected] 19:56 26 Nov 2003

i've noticed the spam hitting my inbox has multiplied by at least 5 -10 , its about time these people were prosecuted for doing this cos its starting to drive me mental.

  fullyfitted 20:00 26 Nov 2003

think yourself lucky.
I got 129 today and they are all U S A based and have increased since I used E-Bay and Pay pal for a purchase from the States.

I know this topic has been hammered but is it worth changing my e-mail address and/or my I S P to try and avoid the deluge?

Any advice or comments welcome

  Djohn 20:10 26 Nov 2003

I've just changed to a new ISP and therefore have a new e-mail address. What are the chances of this being picked up by the Spammers? So far I have only given it out to a few friends, and this Forum on re-registering of details. j.

  VoG II 21:12 26 Nov 2003

You're obviously all getting mine click here

I now get one or two a day - if I'm lucky.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 21:16 26 Nov 2003

Spam isn't a problem. There are plenty of programmes that can filter out the spam mails and deleting them is not exactly an arduous task. On one of my accounts I get about 80 a takes less than 2 minutes to delete them all.


  obbit 21:23 26 Nov 2003

we shouldn't have to spend money to be spam free it should be stopped all together.

but the good old USA have agreed to apply a vote out option instead of vote in. i have always been told not to click on "remove me from mailing list" as this lets the 'orrible little tyke that sent it know you are there.

how does a law in this country apply overseas?

  Macaonasa 21:41 26 Nov 2003

SPAM is a problem. Why should I have to see it at all, let alone spend time getting rid of it?

  palinka 22:21 26 Nov 2003

I use Bigfoot's optional extra service ($9 approx a quarter) that, amongst other benefits, has cut spam to maybe one every 2 days. But recently i've found some of my mail very delayed (48 hours in one case) and I wonder if it is the amount of traffic - in the shape of spam - that's clogging the "wires".

  Macaonasa 22:25 26 Nov 2003

I've discovered that Outlook Express isn't implementing my rules. I tested this by sending a mail fom my Yahoo account to my OE account with one of my banned words in the subject line - it still got through.

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