XPS 400 Dell Dimension
XP-Pro Windows SP2
Pentium ® D CPU 2.80 GHz
279 GHz 2.00 GB Ram
ISP - Verizon Email - Outlook Express
Getting 50 spam emails a day and climbing
Issues with Outlook Express
Efforts to control spam:
1 - Have limited funds so tried free trial anti-spam program
It separated most spam to separate folder but still had to monitor
somewhat. Trial period now over.
2 - Have another anti-spam program, Cactus Spam Filter which I think
will be more helpful because will have to do some training of it
for effective operation.
3 - Have discovered ability to set up sub accounts via Verizon;
friends who had similar spam problems claimed this the
effective way to eliminate spam reaching a mailbox by
using one account for online work, one for personal use etc. etc.
4 - have two sub accounts set up but before distributing to all email
recipients am trying them out.
5 - Have tried twice working with Verizon techs who INIST problems
result of first anti-spam program. Went for period of time without
anti-spam program, problems of OE remained.
problems with Outlook Express:
1 - Emails come in double, sometimes tripled
2 - on line site emails to me are going directly to my deleted folder not my
inbox; need to keep checking all folders to be sure incoming emails are
3 - when deleting emails the highlighted one does not
delete but the email at the end of the listing will delete
I am not understanding something or doing something very wrong because am getting nowhere re resolution of these issues. Will work with my new anti-spam program in configuring and training it to recognize spam versus legit emails and see how things go but am not very hopeful. Can't help but think something around the new sub-accounts creation is awry - at least problems began after I created same.
Programs to protect/clean my PC: (2-3-4 recommended by Windows)
1 - Avast! anti-virus program which updates itself daily
2 - Spy Bot and Destroy
3 - Ada-ware
4 Malicious tool remover one's PC
5 - TuneUp Utilities to keep specific areas cleaned
Does anyone have further ideas/advice as to what is going on with my email problems, how to handle same and most important can tell me what I am doing/have done wrong so as not to repeat in the future?
Thank you so much to anyone who has insight into this situation.