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Offline jchuzi

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spam solution
« on: September 21, 2021, 11:38:40 AM »
Lately, I have been receiving a lot of spam email (first time in awhile). I tried setting rules to delete messages from the sender's address, but these dirtbags just switch them. I noticed, however, that the subject lines invariably connected words either with an underline dash or a tilde, probably an attempt to fool junk mail filters. Consequently, I set up rules to delete messages that either had ~ or _ in the subject line. Hopefully, that did the trick because I have not received any of this spam since.  :whistling:
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Re: spam solution
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2021, 02:47:00 PM »
This definitely works. As a precaution against deleting a legitimate email, I changed the rule to have these suspected spams moved to Trash. Immediately after I did this, I downloaded new emails and, lo and behold, a spam email showed up in Trash! Naturally, I deleted it.
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Re: spam solution
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2021, 04:29:30 PM »
We_ll~I~HopE_you-R+satis_fied!!! :wallbash: :coolio:

Does this mean you don't use SpamSieve?! :WOW:
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Re: spam solution
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2021, 06:16:46 AM »
Gone are the days you could just write return to sender on envelope or use them in the cat litter tray!