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EMAIL SPAM - What You Can Do To Stop It!

Who out there loves to be inundated with unsolicited email? This digital wasteland of mysterious messages clogging your inbox. Also known as SPAM, appropriately named after that mysterious meat like substance that most want nothing to do with in a nutritional diet. Well, if you like SPAM this article is not for you. If you don’t like SPAM like us here in the community forums this article will help you learn how to block/unblock email by sender.


You can block email messages from an unwanted sender. Messages will automatically delete from your inbox, spam, and trash folders. Unblocking is just as easy.

 

Learn what to look for here.


First, learn how to:

Block an email address

Sometimes it's necessary to block messages from a particular sender. Your AT&T email account makes it easy to block unwanted messages.

 

Follow these steps to block an email address:

 

  1. Log in to your AT&T email account.
  2. Select the gear icon, and then select Settings from the top-right corner of the page.
  3. Select Blocked Addresses from the left-hand menu.
  4. Enter the address you'd like to block in the Add an address field.
  5. Select the Block button and then select Save. This email address is now blocked, and you will not be able to receive email messages from that address.

Now, learn how to:

Unblock an email address


If you change your mind and want to unblock an email address, it's easy.

Follow these steps to remove an email address from your blocked list:

 

  1. Go to the Blocked Addresses page.
  2. Select the email address you'd like to remove from the Blocked Addresses list.
  3. Highlight the address.
  4. Select the Remove button and then select Save. This will remove it from your list of blocked senders, and you can receive email from that address again.

Additional information


Learn more about blocking and unblocking

 

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Re: EMAIL SPAM - What You Can Do To Stop It!

Are you getting a lot of spam? Is it getting on your nerves? Check out some helpful tips above to put a stop to it!

 

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Need help with an account specific question?  Post a new question here on the forums by clicking the "Ask a Question" button.
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Where can I send suspected email spam, or fraudulent emails to at AT&T?

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I use this service they help stop spam and help me get money for my spam.

https://www.spamprivateeye.com/

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We are a legitimate business that has gotten on the SPAM block for AT&T. I first reported this issue 16 days ago per the AT&T instructions on the delivery failures. 6 days ago they said we would be removed from the block in 24 - 48 hours. We are still being blocked. I have been emailing them examples of the blocked emails about every day. I don't know what else to do. Any suggestions?

 

Very UNIMPRESSED with their service and the dis-service they are doing to their email customers by blocking communications that their customers need.

 

Based on this, I certainly would NOT recommend using them as your email provider!

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You are not addressing the issue, case in point is "cbd@" SPAM. They are using a generator to continually change their email address (s) there are an infinite number of bogus addresses they can use and they are currently using cbd@ ----- . And you cannot successfully block anything starting with "cbd@" , I've tried it and the just move from my SPAM file to my inbox !

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I have the same problem. I have pulled up the "raw data" and used Arin Who-Is IP lookup to find out where they're coming from, to my shock they're coming from Amazon Technologies, Inc., Amazon Web Services both out of Seattle WA.

I'm a Prime customer of Amazon and incredibly disturbed by this intrusion.  They of course deny all knowledge of this slamming. I have received almost 1000 emails in about a month and blocking thru ATT is useless.

At this point I am unsure how to handle it, changing my email service is a huge undertaking and I refuse to be punished because of these companies engaging in illegal behavior. 

ATT is responsible and should move to correct it ASAP.

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This ATT advice to control spam/scam emails does not work. I blocked until I reached the 1000 blocked emails limit and ATT has not been helpful about what to try next. I also marked them all SPAM and sent those emails to five different ATT, Yahoo, & GOV addresses that are supposed to be doing something about those email senders. I am now experimenting with the filters but new random email addresses is making that effort futile as well.

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@hank33 said:

I am now experimenting with the filters but new random email addresses is making that effort futile as well.

FYI, your effort was futile before you even began because the att/yahoo spam filters take precedence and user defined filters are not even looked at if the spam filters determine an item is spam to be placed the spam box.

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