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Is there any way to stop spam from comming into my Yahoo email box? I'm getting about 15 per day and increasing.
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Sat, August 14, 2010 10:05:52 AMHaveYourPrescriptionsAtDiscountsWhenYouShopOnline
From: Theresa Little <littletheresa78@hotmail.com> Add to Contacts
To: h_statton@yahoo.co.uk  


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From: Theresa Little <littletheresa78@hotmail.com>
To: <h_statton@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: HaveYourPrescriptionsAtDiscountsWhenYouShopOnline
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 15:05:52 +0000
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Keep marking them as spam so the Yahoo spam filter will 'learn' that they are spam.  You do have the spam filter turned on don't you?
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I have found that even marking these types of email as Spam won't help.  They are written in such a way (nonsense sentences) that trick the spam filter into thinking they are normal emails, and usually they will use a different link each time. You see a lot of this type of spam from online pharmacies.

My recommendation is if you are using Yahoo email, get the Yahoo! Mail Plus service which gives you the AddressGuard / Disposable addressees feature.  Use one of those as your email for everything except your closest friends and family.  And if you do start getting spam, simply delete that disposable address and create a new one.  And  you have the option of having (something like) 50 disposable addresses at one time, so it's easier to tell where the spammers got your address from..

It's a bit of a pain when you have to delete one because you have to make sure you update your email address to all the legitimate people or business you have using it.  But I think it's worth it to avoid what you are going through.  In the past 5 years I've had this feature, it's only gotten so bad that I've had to delete a disposable email four times.

I think that's the best you can do with these types of email.  The illegal ones that give you an "opt-out" option, don't usually work and sometimes you end up getting more spam.
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