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Outlook Express 6 and SPAM


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piggyprobe

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I'm getting flooded with the dreaded "INVESOTR ALERT!" image spam and was hoping that someone new of a way to block it. I'm using OE 6 because I like it better than Outlook 2003 that I calso have installed. Has anyone been able to accomplish this?
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What kind of Firewall/Anti-Virus do you have? Usually they have something that will block the spam, but Im not sure if its for emails. If you dont have one I really recommend getting one.
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You could also install a dedicated spam filter programs or install something like Thunderbird instead of Outlook Express for getting e-mails. I started using Thunderbird for this reason, it has a spam filler built in.
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MCAFEE, which works well for other types of spam, just not this particular variety. It's a multipart HTML message containing a bunch of random words, so it defeats Bayesian filters. The actual advertisement is in the form of an attached image, which begins with the following text:

***ATTENTION ALL DAY TRADERS AND INVESTORS***

INVESOTR ALERT!
IT LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER RUN FOR SWNM!
WATCH SWNM LIKE A HAWK ON Tuesday August 1, 2006

Since it's impossible for a spam filter to actually parse the image, this message is especially hard to block.
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