Because ones with the SWEN virus that are coming only to my Hotmail
account, that I use only for newsgroup purposes, are all identified by
Hotmail as junk mail, the solution was simple:
Choose what to do with your junk mail:
Delete junk mail immediately
Junk mail messages are deleted without ever being delivered to your
Junk Mail folder.
I checked this option and don't worry about missing anything, as the
few legitimate e-mail messages I get in this account were never
identified as junk mail when I did not use this option and I have no
reason to believe that would change.
To see if it is still a problem, I checked this option instead:
Deliver to Junk Mail folder and delete later
Junk mail messages are delivered to your Junk Mail folder so that you
can review them. Note: MSN empties the Junk Mail folder regularly to
keep the folder size small
In 30 minutes I received only one copy of SWEN, a big improvement.
If you aren't affiliated, why did you say "Our revolutionary
Sure sounds like a sales pitch. If you aren't affiliated, the sentence
would begin "THEIR revolutionary countermeasures.....". Idiot? I think
the guy understands the English language very well. And he wrote an
appropriate response to your spam, er, message.
Yes, I concede that point. But I still maintain anyone with 1/2 a brain
would have known to follow the link. Tell me my 1st 3 sentences sound like
a sales pitch; they are a ringing endorsement of a very good product.
Anyone with half a brain probably isn't reading newsgroup posts. With
more than half, the post looked like a sales pitch. If I was interested
in the sales pitch, I could have done a quick search for the website. I
know what links are for.
I get 200 to 300 spam messages a day. I went about dealing with it in
a different way. I wrote an email client that only downloads the
message headers and lists them in window. You get the sender, subject,
size, and date but it does not download the message body. You can then
delete what you want from the server and move the good ones (if there
are any) to your Inbox. If I log on and there are 100 emails waiting
it takes about 20 seconds to download just the headers no matter what
the size of the emails. I can select what I want and drag and drop
them in my Inbox and then select everything and delete them. Deleting
100 emails takes about 10 seconds. I'm on a standard phone line with a
This is not a sales pitch and I'll tell you right now that it does not
work on XP. I wrote it when I was using Win98 but when I upgraded to
XP it would not log on anymore. I did a crude hack to get it to work
on XP but it is not something I've ever released. I use it every day
but XP hack is not a piece of programming I'm proud of. If you have a
PC with Win9x and you want to try it go to my web site and download
the free version.
Download Control Freak. It is the RemoteBox feature that allows you to
get just the headers. When you set up your mail accounts besure to
check the "Access RemoteBox with this account". It works with any
standard SMTP mail server.
the right virus protection will solve this known threat and even the right
firewall will not let this little trojan in.
have the virus redirected to the original sender or just not downloaded.
rules for email is a wonderful option.
can be done and has been.
haven't received one of these little suckers in weeks.
went from about 50 per day to 0.
it's too bad that some of these viruses start here in AHR.
you all know who the culprit(s) are.
protect your computer at all times when in AHR.
Yes, we all are.
To those of you with MailWasher, this filter works for about 95%:
Rule 1: The entire header contains RegExpr Content-Type:
Rule 2: The entire header contains RegExpr boundary\="([a-z][a-z]*)"
Use "Apply this filter when all of the rules are satisfied".
My ISP does a 100% job of filtering. I have never received a single
spam mail and I don't miss any mail from excess filtering as far as I
can see. The web based mail has hundreds of them of course. I think
Yahoo and Hotmail let them through so they can push their upgrades.
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