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doug

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Persistant spam in laptop.
« on: Mar 02, 2017, 09:45:39 »
     I wonder if anybody has this problem .... I used to have an occaisional spam message come up in the emails; now there are loads of them every day. Any ideas how I can eliminate this unwanted rubbish? Is there something on the Gmail programme that I can undo the spam site, or lessen it?  Gmail says that spam will be deleted after 30 days but .... Any suggestions will be most welcome. Apart from ditching the laptop.....

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Re: Persistant spam in laptop.
« Reply #1 on: Mar 02, 2017, 09:55:09 »
Hi Doug, I get ten or fifteen a day but they go into the Spam folder and can be ignored.  I sometimes check to make sure Google has got it right though, I often get promo emails from stores that end up in the Spam folder. I think is because often I delete them in the Inbox without reading them, but sometimes I want them. I don't want Las Vegas girls, male herbs or russian finance though! Whatever you do, don't open those ones! Use the check boxes and delete the buggers if in doubt.

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Re: Persistant spam in laptop.
« Reply #2 on: Mar 02, 2017, 10:36:54 »
Don't ditch your laptop Doug, it's not the laptop that's the problem.  Gmail is somehow allowing these things through into your gmail account.  If its anything you need to ditch (if you're desperate it is gmail), but I am sure with the expert advice on here and maybe an e mail to gmail to an internet search will solve the problem.

I get very little spam in gmail, so maybe its your settings that are wrong.

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Re: Persistant spam in laptop.
« Reply #3 on: Mar 02, 2017, 10:40:51 »
I have spam in my laptop.  It fell out of my sandwich and bits of it are wedged under the keys and in the DVD drive.  I'll bring it along tonight at Robert's.

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Re: Persistant spam in laptop.
« Reply #4 on: Mar 02, 2017, 11:42:14 »
...Boom...Boom.... ;-)

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Re: Persistant spam in laptop.
« Reply #5 on: Mar 03, 2017, 09:07:27 »
 :lol:
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Re: Persistant spam in laptop.
« Reply #6 on: Mar 03, 2017, 13:41:23 »
Use an email address for a while, and sooner or later, one way or another, it'll leak into spammers' lists, and they'll digest it and start sending it junk. Just make sure you have Gmail's spam filtering options enabled appropriately, and use the Gmail web interface from time to time to flag any stuff that should have been marked as spam but which got through. That way they can improve their filters...

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Re: Persistant spam in laptop.
« Reply #7 on: Mar 04, 2017, 09:47:44 »
Thanks Rick. That`s hi-tech for me and as soon as I decipher it I will have a go.

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Re: Persistant spam in laptop.
« Reply #8 on: Mar 07, 2017, 10:06:25 »
Another tip Doug - STOP INSTALLING JUNK PROGRAMS ON YOUR LAPTOP THAT ARE UNNECESSARY !!!
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Re: Persistant spam in laptop.
« Reply #9 on: Mar 07, 2017, 16:12:33 »
Here's a tip that I used to used all the time, I have since changed but this has lasted me many years
Get yourself another E-mail account, be it hotmail, google + many of the others, and use that  email address ONLY for companies that want an email contact.

I have a hotmail account that I use. and everything goes in tho that. I average 13000 junk email a year in that account.

If you need to sign up for something, use that one, and only use your main E-mail address for family and friends ect, and possibly one or two other things.

As of late there have been many companies that have said their servers have been hacked ect,
this means compromised passwords ect, as many (98%) of people normally use the same email address and password for many many sites, I am one of those 98%

so now I have changed

If you buy your own domain  through something like uk2.net you can buy your own domain, i.e DougTheAstronomer.co.uk  ;)
you should get upto 999 email addresses that you can allocate and use for that domain.

I use a different E-mail address for different places.

Facebook, Amazon, Ebay, ect, ect. at the moment I am setting up about 40 different Email adressess for the sites I use all the time.

They all follow the same pattern though,

name random number @ macrhon.co.uk

i.e Facebook1234@macrhon.co.uk

At least that way I can keep tabs on who is selling my E-mail address, and if it ever does get out on the spam market, I just change the number and it all stops.

It takes a bit of setting up to start with but its worth it at the end of the day.

keeping track of them is also easy, just use lastpass.com. one address to remember and one password to remember, and they dont store the password on site,

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Re: Persistant spam in laptop.
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2017, 11:55:19 »
I used to get a lot of spam when I was using Hotmail, Yahoo and one other. Since I now only use gmail all of the spam is identified and put into its' own folder. The only mistake is sometimes some emails from companies are seen as spam but often these companies tell you this as it is common to them.  I have my spam folder set so there is only 5 weeks of them where they are automatically deleted. Hope this helps

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Re: Persistant spam in laptop.
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2017, 13:06:59 »
I agree, I have switched over to GMail from Hotmail and it's much better.  The amount of junk Mail and Spam I used to get on Hotmail was awful.  Get very little on Gmail and it goes straight into Spam.

Haven't yet found a way to bar certain addresses on gmail though - any ideas?

Carole