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Need help blocking Hotmail inbox spam

Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
My Hotmail box is my usual junk email address but there is one address that is sending me dozens a day and I can't figure out how to block it.

The address says that it is from the following:
From: sanad991@yahoogroups.com on behalf of

and then some random email address in some random language after the behalf of bit. I have tried putting the yahoogroups bit in my blocked senders but it is still coming through.

Anyone have any ideas on how to block this?

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  • MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I know whenever I set up a block in my e-mail client I forget to tell it to block when the message contains x rather than when it equals x. Make sure you don't have it looking for an exact match.

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  • Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I tried but Hotmail tells me that "yahoogroups" is a domain that I am not allowed to block.

    Which is shit, but it's what I am dealing with. Their filters and options suck hard when compared to gmail.

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  • Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    :(

    Am I doomed? I know Hotmail is the best but I really thought I could do something to fight Spam, especially Spam coming from the same person day after day.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I set my hotmail to put EVERYTHING in the spam box. Then I check the spam box every once in a while and mark ones that are safe for viewing.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    I set my hotmail to put EVERYTHING in the spam box. Then I check the spam box every once in a while and mark ones that are safe for viewing.

    I did this too. I only have a spam problem with my older hotmail account, but this worked out.

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  • EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited December 2008
    moved from G&T.

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  • Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Yeah I could do that, I did actually for a while, but that's sort of the final solution.. I was hoping for something a bit more diplomatic. Hotmail makes me mad. I keep the account because I have had it since 1996, I have a soft spot for it.. I don't want it to die just yet.

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  • WoggleWoggle OheoRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I used to get spam in the inbox of my hotmail a long while ago but they've gotten better at filtering the obvious stuff. To get rid of spam before, I'd block the IP address of the sender which worked like a charm. To do it I'd turn on full headers, find the origin IP and stick that into the blocking list. Dunno how well it'd work now.


    Fake edit: I just tried to turn on full headers in hotmail, and it's either nonexistent or buried somewhere. I guess that option's out. :?

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