Solved How can I stop Excessive Junk/Soliciting E-mails

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April 27, 2016 at 14:58:01
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Pentium D 925
I have been getting excessive junk/soliciting E-mails. Then I got a message from Amazon that said they had noticed an email list with my e-mail address and they suggested I change my password. I did that, but then realized that may be the reason for the excessive junk/soliciting email messages. I'm not sure of this is the correct forum, but I had to start somewhere to ask if there is a way to stop the messages--they, of course use different return e-mail sites so I can't stop them.

Any advice would be great, Uncle Dewey


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April 27, 2016 at 20:03:39
Once your email address is on a spammers list it will be used and it will spread to other lists. Nothing can be done to stop this. The return address on spam messages is almost always fake. Never reply to spam or use the removal link found on some messages. This just confirms to spammers that the email address is valid and in active use, making it more valuable to them. Spammers go to great lengths to hide their true identity.


#1
April 27, 2016 at 15:10:29
"I got a message from Amazon that said they had noticed an email list with my e-mail address and they suggested I change my password"

It appears you fell for a scam & now must suffer the consequences. Explain exactly what you did & what password you changed. You didn't click on a link in an email to do it, did you?

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#2
April 27, 2016 at 16:49:56
Search for your email address in Google. If you find it then so will the scammers and the only way to stop them now is to change your email address and never put your undisguised email address on a website.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
April 27, 2016 at 19:42:41
"I have been getting excessive junk/soliciting E-mails"
Change your email address to an Gmail one, I never see any of that sort of stuff.

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#4
April 27, 2016 at 20:03:39
✔ Best Answer
Once your email address is on a spammers list it will be used and it will spread to other lists. Nothing can be done to stop this. The return address on spam messages is almost always fake. Never reply to spam or use the removal link found on some messages. This just confirms to spammers that the email address is valid and in active use, making it more valuable to them. Spammers go to great lengths to hide their true identity.

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#5
June 14, 2016 at 15:42:48
My name shows up all over the place and that will not change. However, I have been reporting "abuse" mails to the FTCA, my e-mail provider, and the sender, L Miller's advice to not reply to messages is correct and makes the job easier by just deleting them which is not a difficult task. I don't wish to change my e-mail address as it is legitimately used by many, I have had it for 20 years, and would be a horrendous task to notify my legit contacts.

Thanks for listening. Uncle Dewey


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#6
June 14, 2016 at 15:47:19
There are spam filter programs. Maybe someone can recommend a freebie that is safe and works reasonably well. Can't help personally.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
October 17, 2016 at 11:10:27
I have used Spybot and CCleaner, but to no avail. "My" solution is to quit reporting the spam, and just delete them. The spam messages are still coming, but the task is easier when I just delete them--made easier as I can ID them without opening.

Just info. Thanks a bunch, Uncle Dewey


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