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Hi, i dont know if anyone can help me, but both my wife and myself are continuously receiving emails from unknown sources. The messages are displayed as with just a name, and a topic, ie 'from' Karee 'subject' sorry i missed you, and other similar things. They are all very similar in format, and of course we have not opened any of them, and fortunately our BT software directs them straight to our bulk folder, however the odd ones are now starting to make it through to our normal inbox. Any ideas how we can block them? All of our spam filters are on so dont know what else to try. We are getting up to 10 per day.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. :whistling:
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are you using a webased email like hotmail or offline software such as outlook?
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BT Yahoo Email, both of us. FYI, the messages are always in the same format, just with changes to the topic title and senders name, and sometimes there will be 2 or 3 that relate to the other, ie <name> 'Timmy' <subject> 'jo last night', <name> 'Jo' <subject> 'Timmy last night'.
Not really causing a massive problem except for continually having to delete them, but i just know, especially as the odd ones are making it to the in box, that one will get opened in error and no doubt cause untold probems.
Thanks :whistling:
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right have you managed to find the sending email address?
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Nope, all there is is a single name, such as donnee or steven. is it possible to see the address without opening the message?
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i dont use yahoo often but is there a way to forward the email without opening?
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if your using the online yahoo then your fine too open the email as long as you dont install the attachment
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Ok Cheers Mike (top name the way)
and when i have opened one (got none at the moment) how do i stop them in the future?
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right, done abit of research on yahoo, there should be an options link on the top right, now there should be some options im not thoroughly aware but look for somethin thats relative to pam/security etc. then there should be an email blocker, when you open the email you should find an email address, hopefully its the same address all the time, once you have done this wallaa your problem should be fine, hope it works
regards :whistling:
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[bleep]!!!!!!!
Found the block address option, but they are coming from apparently different addresses. Also, when reading the message details, it displays the recipient 'Name' as someone else, but has my email address as the address that coresponds to that name ie

<sender> mcburneyag@gein.noa.gr <recipient> Arlean Fields (mark.jones@btemail.com)

the senders address above is the real one picked up from the spam, my address is changed to protect the innocent ha.

the subject matter of the messages seem to be the same though, basically it displays an ad for viagra and such like.

if you have any more ideas that would be great, but in the meantime i will continue to block each address as i find them, though i havent had two the same yet. :whistling:
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Hey, Mark, it might be a good idea to edit above and delete your email address. You are leaving yourself open to being spammed.
Cheers
Fran
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