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    hotmail problem????

    can anyone help i have a hotmail account not my main email account but one i use for competions etc (i always tick do not send)for the past week everytime i open hotmail there are 0ver 5000 junk emails all look to be from legit companies i have up to date spyware and anti virus would appreciate some help

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    Im afraid that ticking boxes doesnt really do much anymore. The fact that you can now buy email address to bulk mail message, says it all.

    Also having up to date spyware and antivirus is not going to affect your email as your email is held on hotmails servers
    Edited by: "jonny619447" 19th Oct 2010

    Also people can set up messages that look like they are from argos for example, but it will go through an affiliate link which will earn them money if you buy anything

    Original Poster

    ok thanks will problly just set up new account ,but what i cant understand is why now after about 5 years am i now gatting flooded??

    jonny619447

    Also people can set up messages that look like they are from argos for … Also people can set up messages that look like they are from argos for example, but it will go through an affiliate link which will earn them money if you buy anything

    Hmm, maybe your email got leaked to an unscrupulous (excuse spelling) company which has sold your email address on as a package to other people, and then them people sell it on further and can snowball in effect.

    You can block emails from certain addresses so if they are coming from a certain few addresses you can blacklist them. Either that are open a new account if you are that bothered

    why do you not block the spam messages as they will be deleted before even reaching your account, you do this in by hotmail loging into email, clicking options, clicking more options, clicking safe and blocked senders, clicking blocked senders, then add who ever you wish to block

    Original Poster

    cheers done that solved

    andyhunter1 person likes this

    why do you not block the spam messages as they will be deleted before … why do you not block the spam messages as they will be deleted before even reaching your account, you do this in by hotmail loging into email, clicking options, clicking more options, clicking safe and blocked senders, clicking blocked senders, then add who ever you wish to block

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