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SPAM via Temp Email Addresses ?

Discussion in 'Email Issues' started by timh1111, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. timh1111

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    I am posting this here because I wasn't really sure which thread it should go under. I am using W-10 as my OS and Outlook (Hotmail) as my email box. The attached pic will show you some of the mail that has been going directly to my Junk folder. I began getting these about 3 months ago but have become more frequent in numbers the last week or so. As you can see, the return address are not normal in that they seem to be a series of numbers, letters and signs as opposed to the normal ".com" type email addresses. Are these coming from a temp email address? Is there a way to stop them? I have been blocking them but my blocked list is primarily email addresses like these I have already blocked. Any Mail type programs I can use to clean these prior to getting to my inbox? upload_2017-4-19_10-8-9.png
     
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    It would seem your ISP is not doing a good job at screening spam. You could try a different email client.
     
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    Bill, you think maybe I should report it to my ISP first? My Outlook/Hotmail in my primary email source. Gonna be hard to start with a new email source since I've had this address for many years. Thanks ;)
     
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    It's just spam. Outlook/Hotmail is sending it directly to your junk folder. So it's doing its job.

    Seems someone got your email address. Nothing you can do about that. If it really bothers you, get another email address. That'll work for a while until that new email address gets listed with another spammer.

    Your ISP can't help you with this issue.
     
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    Tony, I don't know about your ISP but mine does a great job of screening and stopping spam that never gets to my computer.
     
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    Bill, sounds like you have an email address provided by your ISP. Correct? They have control of what goes in that email inbox. If you have an email address outside of your ISP, i.e. Outlook/Hotmail, gmail, Yahoo, your ISP has no control of that inbox.
     
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    Again, Gmail as email host, does an outstanding job of screening and blocking. Actually my ISP does, I forward gmail to my ISP > to Thunderbird. Mail from Gmail goes through the same screens as mail from elsewhere.
     
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