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Postby ChevinBrown » Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:55 am

I am on a spam list, and I can't get off. I've tryed to go through all the "unsubscribe" things, but they are re-occuring. Any way to stop the spam?
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Postby ar1stotle » Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:22 am

Once your on those lists, you're pretty much on it for good. Now, what you can do if you want to keep that email address is get an email client like Thunderbird with a built in spam filter. It works great for me. I don't have any spam in my inbox (though I only get 1 message every couple days).
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Postby imnuts » Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:19 am

If it truly is a spam list, the "unsubscribe" links generally do nothing, and sometimes they just confirm you're actually reading the messages and you end up getting more junk mail. I'd go with a program where you can have a junk filter and just remove email you don't want. Thunderbird works pretty good, though I haven't found anything that is completely flawless yet
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Postby ChevinBrown » Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:42 pm

Ya. Thanks for the input... Would it be possible to bounce the emails back so the server would no send them anymore?
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Postby imnuts » Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:06 am

What are you using for email? It appears as though Windows Live Mail has a feature where "blocked" email addresses can be setup so that any mail coming from such an address can be bounced-back to the sender, making it appear as though the address isn't valid anymore, but I haven't seen anything for other mail services.
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Postby ChevinBrown » Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:07 pm

I'm using Gmail. As far as I know, your approach is not possible.
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