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Filtering blindly addressed e-mail


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I recently closed one of my several comcast.net addresses because it was getting daily e-mails for Viagra, stock tips, giveaway interest rates, and so forth. These e-mails had all the obvious earmarks of spam: V*I*A*G*R*A and the like, irrelevant text, phony subject lines, and so forth. They all came from a different "sender," too. So now I'm free of this spam, but I did have to spend time notifying dozens of people of the change.

Now someone at Comcast tells me that I could have filtered all e-mail that did not visibly list my address. Unfortunately, he didn't know how to do it himself.

True, the spam I was getting never showed my comcast.net address. It was addressed simply to one address I never heard of, with my address, and undoubtedly zillions of others, hidden ("blind").

I searched through Outlook's filtering stuff but couldn't find anything. Can anyone shed light on this?
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Hi spiderfly, Welcome to GTG !!

Try :

Open Outlook, Tools, Options, Junk Mail

Click on Block Senders and enter those addresses
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Unfortunately, configuring Outlook to block specified addresses didn't help in this case. The spammers used a different address every time. In fact, I looked down the long list in my trash bin, and no two addresses were alike.

For a few weeks, I designated every spam message as junk, so the messages went to my "block" box, but the spammers were ahead of me there. The only way was to change the e-mail address.

But, supposedly, there's a way to route to the trash or bulk folder everything that comes in with your address blinded.

My spam problem was actually pretty small—a handful of messages a day. I know the some people get thousands. Messages come in faster than they can be deleted.

Incidentally, I suspect that my address went to the spammers after I ordered some vitamins on the web.
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In that section there is an option to accept from Safe Senders only !!
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