SPAM !!!!!!

Posted on 1998-11-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
I'm receiving unwanted e-mails. Can you tell me how can I block them?
Question by:demami
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The best idea is to mail postmaster@(domain where mails are from) and ask if s/he can look into it. if they were posted with a false return address, look in the mail header and send to the domain of the first mailserver that the message came from.

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Once your address is SPAMed it's pretty much impossible to undo the damage. If you get something that says "Send note to (address) to have your name removed from our mailing list" or something to that effect. Don't do it. You actually increase your chances of getting SPAMed.

The best you can really do is never fill-in the user description fields of your web browser (more specifically, do not fill the user-name field). Most sites you visit can get it from your browser without even asking permission. Possibily you can put postmaster@localhost in the description fields of your web browser (if it actually needs something).

If you want your readers to have your address, put it in your signature.Refrain from registering your actual mail address in servers you don't trust (most magazines, and many more are impossible to trust).

Refrain from providing your address in home pages. That is a BIG constraint, but it may help since some address seekers are using web robots to get them out of the published web-pages.

Beware of mailing lists. They seem to be pretty immune of spams up-to-now (even if there are some exceptions), but this could not be considered a permanent feature and people could easily pump addresses out of mailing lists.

You can read up more on Junk Mail @

Good Luck!


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Some e-mail providers give you the option to filter out the undesired incoming messages, just only by specifying its address in a "don't allow messages from" list. Check if yours has that possibility.
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Some e-mail providers give you the option to filter out the undesired incoming messages, just only by specifying its address in a "don't allow messages from" list. Check if yours has that possibility.

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ARGHH!! Ya got me. I completely forgot about that! (my provider just happens to neglect the little.... useful things.)


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Unfortunately, my "answer" is only a "comment"... :(

Anyway, glad to have been useful.

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