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  1. #1
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    OK..I am somewhat tolerant of spam..but I have received this note about 40 times in the last two days. Is there anything I can do about this? I am hesitant to click the "remove me" button for fear they will know they got a live email addy. Suggestions?

    "Extreme Coral Calcium

    These are just a few of the ailments
    that can easily be improved with

    ** Boost the Immune System
    ** Improved Cholesterol Levels
    ** Reduces the symptoms of arthritis
    ** Normalized Blood Pressure
    1000 mgs Okinawa Marine-Grade Coral Calcium

    Calcium is the King. Almost twice as much calcium is needed as
    any other mineral for the human body. In Okinawa, Japan, you will find
    very little disease or doctors. These people just don't get sick with the
    disease we face. The one thing that males them different, is that they
    ingest 1000's of milligrams of calcium daily. It's found naturally in their
    drinking water.

    Start Living a Healthier Life Today

    See how to dramatically improve the way you feel
    Spam here
    not interested?

    zhy hun pbajrzrr eja ir t sls pvyv imtl ryyots"

    Bill
    To know that you do not know is the best.
    To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease.
    Lao-tzu

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    I get that one a lot too

    But the one that really bugs me is the one that says I need a bigger pen*s. I get tons of them a day. and they all come to me at lola@mysite.com Anyone know how to stop these emails??

    If I needed a bigger one I would have married a bigger one.

    Leader is my hero.

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    How Ironic..I get breast enlargement spam
    Someone here on this board reccomended that I take my email address off of my site to keep it away from harvesters. I did that and I hope it helps...but still my address is out there and getting spammed heavily.
    Anyone?

    Bill
    To know that you do not know is the best.
    To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease.
    Lao-tzu

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    If it's coming from the same domain all the time you can try Block Sender...

    Or, in Outlook Express, you can set up a "filter rule" that'll auto-chuck it if the spam contains trigger words (which you set up).

    I think these ways technically let the spam arrive at your email box, but the program dumps it before you ever see it--saving you from having to dredge through it to get at your *real* emails!

    -I've been a king, and I've been a pauper, and everything there is in between ~fairly old country song

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    Suggestion,

    Go to the site, order, get the item, then call the credit card company make "charge-back".

    AN ANOTHER SPAM...

    An Overture rep. called me on a phone number that is only listed on my domain reg. (will remove soon) and try to sell me PPC.

    I asked her where she was working for Overture or Oveture-hired telemarketing company, she said Overture.

    Have they phone-spammed anyone else?

    I never used PPC, never need to.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I know have it going straight to deleted items.

    Bill
    To know that you do not know is the best.
    To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease.
    Lao-tzu

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    I've tried doing my own filter rules in Outlook, but many spammers have made this impossible.

    If you "view source" on many of the spam emails, you'll notice that some spammers insert HTML comment tags every 2 or 3 characters so you can't make a rule to filter them.

    For example:
    Co(!--fkgkg--)ral Cal(!--fkgkg--)cium helps y(!--fkgkg--)ou do thi(!--fkgkg--)s and th(!--fkgkg--)at.

    Very frustrating. One big problem is that Outlook rules only seem to be able to look at the actual text of an email and not the html tags. So, you can't just filter all email with a certain URL link in them... Maybe Outlook will fix this in a future release...

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