EMAIL SPAM, I HAD ENUFF!


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I'm using Ms's LIVE MAIL and looked for a way to BLOCK DOMAIN and not just every email address.
Questioned this on Microsoft's forum site but the only solution was login on a browser for each email I have and block.
Well I tried that last night, this morning I still get email from blah-blah.com of course I didn't add the email name, [email protected] portion.
Here's a kicker, I'm getting spam & porn from contoso.com BUT as I found out that's Microsofts email domain. In Ms's forum they explained that cannot do anything about spam. So I blocked contoso.com domain and still got spam & porn this morning.
. . . ummm, help?
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There are a large number of post on this forum and elsewhere regarding Microsoft's "Live Mail".
We're no longer offering the Windows Essentials 2012 suite for download, but if you already have it installed, it will continue to work as it does today. It reached end of support on January 10, 2017, and it isn't available in Windows 10.
SOURCE: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/18614

From what I've managed to glean....
It may work on Windows 10, sort of, but can be and usually is glitchy.

I'm probably not the person likely to provide much actual help as I use the actual Outlook Office product as part of my 365 subscription and rarely, unless traveling, use the web based alternatives for any of my email (Gmail, Microsoft or Comcast).
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I found this
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It would seem that combining "Filters" in addition to your Domain blocking might further your efforts.

I assume most top tier web based email providers support something similar.
 
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Did a forum search, found 4 entries, none answered my dilemma.
The Outlook I was able to do DOMAIN blocking but not using it for 5 years, or when Ms stopped supporting it.
 
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Normally on such mail types, there is an "unsubscribe" link at the very bottom of the mail, have a look there!. ;)
 
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NO NO NO!!! DO NOT touch that Unsubscribe.
It notifies them you're a legit email and they spread your address further.
JUST DELETE ;)
 
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Normally on such mail types, there is an "unsubscribe" link at the very bottom of the mail, have a look there!. ;)
Only if someone is suicidal. If one "unsubscribes", one gets even more Junk/Spam cause one has confirmed a valid email addy....
 
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NO NO NO!!! DO NOT touch that Unsubscribe.
It notifies them you're a legit email and they spread your address further.
JUST DELETE ;)
Never thought of that as a possible problem!. :) Thanks. :)
 
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It was back in late 1990s Microsoft Outlook Mail gave us a checkbox to YES or NO send a notice back to stop sending Mail.
That was back in the day when folks were "courteous" and "respectful".
 
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I am sure several of you have, ordid in the past, your own website, for various reasons. I had one many years ago, and one feature with my website server, was that the more hits you got, you had a bonus reduction on the cost of renting the site. Maybe still applicable - the spammers are looking for hits.
 
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Honestly best bet (In my opinion) :

DO NOT click the "unsubscribe " link .. it WILL cause a "kick" or "mark" in their system to keep sending you email ..

INSTEAD .. mark it as spam in your email program/website and them either one of 2 things will happen ..
1) will go in a spam box which with CERTAIN web based emails get deleted after a certain period of time ..
2) it will/should get filtered to a spam box which IN THEORY .. doesn't count as a "kick" or "mark their system and you can just ignore it and just clear out your spam box from time to time ...

Just remember SOME legitimate Emails may end up in our spam box from time to time no matter what method you use so it almost always recommended to check that from time to time :)
 
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ATTENTION ALL...
Thursday (23rd) I was looking for quotes on motorcycle insurance and filled in the usual form that sends my info to reputable insurance agencies. I've done this in the past with success and without incident(s). Well yesterday I got a call from (xxxx) agency but couldn't take the call AT that time. That agency recalled 3 times in rapid secession.
About 5 hours later, and after normal calling hours, my email is SPAMMED at rather regular intervals all night long.

(hope I can add more info within this 120 minutes limit)

OK, dug deeper found the beginning of this issue.
Unless you WANT to be spammed, don't use the online service 'www.provide-auto-insurance.com '. Oddly, like I said, I used it in the past without issue.
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FYI.....I never use anything remotely close to that....as it's a door/gateway to the exact problem you're describing. I deal with vendor/manufacturer/business directly.
 
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I haven't looked (i'm sure there is but) is there a 3rd party software that does block Domains that's best?
 
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Related somewhat... wife uses live mail and I would like move mail into OL 2010 or Office 365 if I upgrade. Haven't found a way to do it?

thanks
 
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If she is using an ms account, then it should automatically sync all the mail to the new mailbox
 
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UPDATE on this issue, but probably not that last.
It seems MS took to heart my LEGAL THREAT if they didn't stop invading my privacy. As I found out "someone" was going into my online email account (online Live Mail, not my personal PC) and deleting my blocking of contoso.com Domain. This happened three times in 1.5 weeks.
When I used that online CHAT box that pops up I mentioned this issue and that person said it's probably some hacker forwarding their SPAM to make it look like it came from contoso.com .. .. well I can read HEADERS, i told that person NOPE, someone is in your microsoft system sending SPAM.
I now enjoy a WHOLE LOT LESS SPAM.
 
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