Is there a email system that will refuse emails?

August 1, 2012 at 01:53:41
Specs: Windows XP
Is it possible to refuse emails?
Is there an email system that allows the user to refuse emails under set criteria? I know I can block emails using a filter system but it is very limited. For example I try to block pharmacy emails by specifying certain words in the subject area of the filter, for example: "toothpaste" this only works as long as the sender does not concatenate the words; for example, "Buy-toothpaste". Also as most of these morons change the email address by, maybe, just one letter each time they send is it possible to use "wild cards" to cover a range of addresses like *@*.com ?

Lastly is there a system that would allow not just the blocking of this type of spam but the refusal and return of the email?

Can anyone advise please. At present I use gmail

Thank you

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August 1, 2012 at 05:47:31
Generally, gmail is pretty good about filtering spam. You might be on the bleeding edge of spam attacks. In otherwords, you're one of the first people that spammers send email to when they come up with a new method. Gmail is fine and does block those types of emails. I suggest that you just get a new email address with gmail and your new address won't be on the spammers lists.

Andrew Leonard
BL Technical Services
IT Support Maryland

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August 1, 2012 at 07:41:51
I myself find that yahoo has a much better spam protection. I use both clients

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August 1, 2012 at 17:59:07
Just for info, very often the reason you get spammed is because you have put your email on the internet somewhere in open (undisguised) text.

I know this because very many years ago I did so and eventually got 120 junk emails per day. I changed my email address and never put it on the internet again and no longer get unsolicited spam.

Some useful info here - including disguise suggestions:

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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