Solved How do I block this sender in Win Live Mail?

December 9, 2013 at 01:30:12
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, Intel i7 4Gig
Hi all.

I keep getting this spam from Adrenalin Deal Alerts that is driving me crazy.

Firstly I tried to do the right thing and unsubscribe...but the emails kept coming.

So I labelled the emails as Spam, no joy. They still kept coming but now arriving in the spam folder

I then tagged the email as "add sender to blocked sender list"....Still the emails kept coming.

Finally I tagged the emails as "add senders domain to blocked sender list".

Guess what? Yep, the *@&*#+* thing still keeps coming.

How can I stop this curse once and for all please?

Regards

"Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia"


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#1
December 9, 2013 at 03:30:49
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First option is to try doing it through your ISP's website. Most service providers have some sort of anti-spam system - it's often the first place to check if you find you are not receiving particular emails - so see if you can block the sender's domain there, that way they will never be downloaded to your machine.

Next option is to use message rules (under 'folders' in Live Mail) and set up a rule to delete any emails from the sending domain - they still get downloaded but will be immediately deleted.

Final option is to use an anti-spam program like Mailwasher. This downloads just the header so that you can decide which emails to download, it also has a facility to 'bounce' email so it looks as if your email address does not exist.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#2
December 10, 2013 at 17:43:14
Hi there.

Thanks for the advice. I am now at a "wait and see" phase. I will get back to you with results , hopefully within a few days. I will then advise as to what action I have taken and the results.

Regards

"Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia"


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#3
December 10, 2013 at 19:29:17
Spam email may have a unsubscribe link but when you try to unsubsribe it lets the spammer know that this is a real working email address. Now you are on the spammers list of working emails and it might get passed onto other spammers as well resulting in you receiving more spam.

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#4
December 14, 2013 at 17:45:59

Hi all.

Well it looks like I still have the spam. I had a break for a couple of days and them it was back again. I had created 2 message rules and reported the problem to my ISP but it looks like the spammer has beaten us all.

I will make contact with my ISP "again" and see if they have a more drastic action they can take.

Regards

If and when the problem is solved, I will report.

Thanks agai to your responses

"Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia"


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#5
December 30, 2013 at 00:01:20
Hi all. All fixed, this spammer has now been blocked by my ISP.

Regards.

"Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia"


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