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    Angry spam investment tips

    Lately I have been getting more and more of this type of spam. All from "different" individuals with different subjects, for different stocks. I am getting fed up with this. Who in their right mind would buy a stock based on this type of investment tip?!

    Any ideas on how I can block this type of spam?

    Ronnie,
    Naughtylady
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    they will forget what you did,
    but they will never forget the way you made them feel.

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    Hi Ronnie,

    Since I read many of your educational posts I feel, as I am sure many are, in debt with you. I hope this helps:

    http://www.outlook-spam-filter.com/. I have been using this since a year. It is not perfect and I suggest you check the spam filter before yo empty it but so far I am happy with it.

    A27

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    Thanks gentlemen. Anybody else?

    Ronnie,
    Naughtylady
    They will forget what you said,
    they will forget what you did,
    but they will never forget the way you made them feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naughtylady
    Who in their right mind would buy a stock based on this type of investment tip?!
    I know what you mean. I've had telemarketers phone me to pitch their services as money managers if you can believe it. I always wondered if there actually scored contracts this way?

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    RE:Spam

    Hi Ronnie,

    Where is this spam going to? A work related email or a personal address?

    How are you getting your emails? Login online or through Outlook or something similar?

    These answers would help me give a better recommendation. Your options are different depending on your configuration.

    Sox

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    Sox>>

    They are going to my sympatico email addy.

    I get my email through Outlook (not Outlook Express)

    Ronnie,
    Naughtylady
    They will forget what you said,
    they will forget what you did,
    but they will never forget the way you made them feel.

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    I see, thanks for the answers.
    I would check with Sympatico to see if they offer any "improved" filtering services, they might for a fee but I'm not very familiar with their products myself. Since they control the domain and there are many other users than just yourself, some of your options are ruled out. Your best option in this case is probably some sort of Outlook capable desktop filter. This way your mail would be filtered after it leaves the Sympatico system and at that point you can do whatever you want to it without affecting others. Also you don't have to change your current setup too much.

    I've used 2 different products of this type in the past that were pretty good. They are not free, they cost around $40-45 US dollars per year for a 1 computer license. I'm not sure if that fits your budget but they are a pretty good value if you get lot's of junk in your email. They both work with Outlook, and if you check multiple accounts from the same Outlook profile it will scan all of them for you. You should look into:

    Symantec Brightmail Desktop or Cloudmark Desktop

    Cloudmark has a free demo you can download from their site. There is no consensus on which filter is best, but these 2 are usually up there in the top 5 of most results. I've switched to a different filter at work, but I still use Cloudmark at home for my personal accounts. If you have a cable or DSL hookup either one should work well.

    Sox

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