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overwhelming spam

I have started receiving 1000's of spam emails from "dr's" selling viagra/cialis, literally over 1000/day.  All different "dr's" and different emails addresses.  This just started this week.  How can I block or stop this bombardment?

I have started receiving 1000's of spam emails from "dr's" selling viagra/cialis, literally over 1000/day.  All different "dr's" and different emails addresses.  This just started this week.  How can I block or stop this bombardment?

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Hello skitter,

 

Sounds like your email address got exposed to spammers somehow, it's always a good idea to keep your primary email address private and not give it out to any person, site or organization, unless you know you can trust them. I recommend creating a secondary email account for use in all situations where the recipient is not a trusted one. As for the existing issue, there is no easy way to stop them, but there are couple of things you can do to eventually eliminate spam.

 

1. Many emails have an "unsubscribe" button at the bottom, look for those and try to unsubscribe from as many unwanted emails as possible.

 

2. Your email has a "Spam Report" option, the more spam email you can report, the better your spam filters will run and block all spam emails. This process takes time for system to learn different email addresses and patterns, but it'll help in the long run.

 

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

 

Thank you,

Dmitriy


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Hello skitter,

 

Sounds like your email address got exposed to spammers somehow, it's always a good idea to keep your primary email address private and not give it out to any person, site or organization, unless you know you can trust them. I recommend creating a secondary email account for use in all situations where the recipient is not a trusted one. As for the existing issue, there is no easy way to stop them, but there are couple of things you can do to eventually eliminate spam.

 

1. Many emails have an "unsubscribe" button at the bottom, look for those and try to unsubscribe from as many unwanted emails as possible.

 

2. Your email has a "Spam Report" option, the more spam email you can report, the better your spam filters will run and block all spam emails. This process takes time for system to learn different email addresses and patterns, but it'll help in the long run.

 

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

 

Thank you,

Dmitriy


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