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Spam Blocking software??

Question: Spam Blocking software??

OS = XP SP2

My new ISP has Anti Virus and Spam Blocking software, I also use AVG Free edition, I haven't had any Spam since Nov. 2006 when I got the new ISP.

In the past couple of days I have been getting hit with some Spam, peddling AutoCad and Medications, Viagra etc.

I need to know what are the recommended Spam Blockers, preferably Free if possible.

What are the recommendations??

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Answer: Spam Blocking software??

First never open the spam but delete it. Better yet get MailWasher and then you can delete it from the server.

http://www.mailwasher.net/

They have a Free and paid version both.

You did not say who the new ISP is but with Comcast if you signed up to get news letters your find in the find print your get 3rd party email.
So if you did something like that then go back and read up and if it is the same type of thing then start a new email account name.
Then with comcast if you got to there site and go to the webmail you can can get to your mail also but to the account setting too. Like dealing with spam. I got mine so any spam gets deleted so I never see it and none has every gotten into my inbox and it's been over 4 years.

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just wondering what people prefer for spam blocking. the target system is win2k and the user is using outlook express, i'd prefer an addon or proxy of some type rather than switching her over to thunderbird.

i did check the freeware database and saw some programs, most notably SAProxy (it's based on spam assassin but it's only a 15 day trial, at least for SAproxy "Pro").

thanks
 

Answer:best spam blocking software?

I'm using POPFile. I just like sourceforge stuff.

http://popfile.sourceforge.net/
 

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As I type this I read off InBoxer at the bottom of this page under the heading PC Advisor Market Place.The pc runs Me and already has NAV installed.Is there any that actually do work mainly them viagra advert mails or Mortgage ones. My Gran keeps getting them.

Answer:Is there a SPAM blocking software to filter Emails

Mailwasher click here

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Question: OE Spam blocking

My mother is with Tiscali.es (spain) and has been gradually recieving more and more spam and unwanted emails.She originally just deleted them straight off but then tried the "Block Sender" option which fails as they invariably have a different sender,I tried setting up message rules(3 of them)blocking keywords/domain names,etc but still they keep on coming in increasing numbers.As my mother is on dialup,the spam can consume time to download which is the main problem as her homes in a new development and the various services can be irratic.Recent rainfall left her phoneless for 3 days and the spam took over 20 mins to download.I've tried to persuade her to switch ISP or go ADSL,but she just insists her internet usage is so short that ADSL is more expensive than her monthly phone bill plus setting up another dialup account through another ISP is tricky as her spanish isnt too good(although when setting up the tiscali account,they had an english speaking customer service representative)Is there a way to delete the spam at the server simply(preferably automated)as @ 73 my mother isnt all that computer literate and needed step by step written instructions on adding the keywords/domain names to the OE message rules I'd created?

Answer:OE Spam blocking

Try MailWasher click here

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Question: spam blocking

I am plagued by spam of a particular type. The format is always the same -" from" a two part name which is always different, followed by a short garbled message. Because the "sender" is always different my spam filters can't be set to block these messages. Any ideas please. Tercro
 

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Question: Spam blocking

Does anyone know of a good,, free spam blocking download for my email?
I get so much spam and I am totally sick of it.
any help is appreciated.
Thanks,,
Karebear
 

Answer:Spam blocking

MailWasher

http://www.mailwasher.net/
 

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Question: SPAM blocking

Does anyone know of any good, free, and trusted (as in they have used it) SPAM blocking programs that look through Outlook Express emails to check for SPAM?

Answer:SPAM blocking

My wife uses GLock Spam-Combat, she gets about 40-50 spam emails a day & swears by it.

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Question: Blocking spam

I am getting swamped with spam, especially porn sites and similar. I have tried blocking in OE6 by setting message rules and then setting to not download if message contains certain words (these I leave to your imagination). This does not appear to work. How can I permanently stop them?

Answer:Blocking spam

Try blocking certain domains not just words.Make sure Apply rules.Try a spam blocker program.If really desperate try a new email addr!

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Question: Blocking Spam

Is it possible to block spam on outlook express by deleting from the server any mail sent as a 'Bcc' ?
 

Answer:Blocking Spam

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Question: Blocking Spam

Do the senders of spam ( in may case mostly stocks and ) know that that I have blocked their emails ?

I have blocked many at the domain level, yet I still get 10-20 emails a days in my block folder using different address.

Thanks

TB

Answer:Blocking Spam

Once "the bad guys "know your email adress is valid they will use any trick in the book to get through. What kind of email do you use? POP3? You could try a spamfilter likeSpamilator. What program are you using know to block spam?

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Question: blocking spam

Group:

Have been using MS junk email "Actions" to block a number of spam emails. Spammers have gotten around this by creating a massive number of addresses with a continuing number of different combinations of numbers or word combinations or both to have different addresses each time they send a spam email. Now the addresses may be changed to an underscore with a word or phrase, such as "_To", no address to use to block the spam emails. Is there some better way to block these spam sites say by identifying the offending computers and blocking the "ports ??" they use and if so, how do you find the their computer IDs and then block them?

And some of the biggest offenders are Amazon, BestBuy, PayPal etc. How to block the big guys that may have hundreds, even thousands of addresses or whatever is required?

dewalt

Answer:blocking spam

If you don't want email from Best Buy and other legit vendors, there will be a link in the email that will allow you to unsubscribe. With Paypal, chances are pretty good it's a spoof email designed to infect you when you click on a link. You can't really get rid of those except to have them go to your spam folder. You need to be observant because no email provider can catch everything and direct it to the spam folder and sometimes real email winds up in the spam folder. Nothing is foolproof.

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Question: Spam blocking

Just when I thought I finally had my spam blocking perfect I get this email:

We are your your convenient, safe and private online source for FDA
approved prescriptions.

We ship the following: ^ Pnte/r/min ~ [email protected] ? Vali:u:m > |X|ANAx ~
So|m|a ? A:t|[email protected]

Plus: X3n.ica|, Ambi:3n, S0na.Ta, F`l3xeril, Ce|3`brex, Fi0ric:3t,
[email protected]|, U`|[email protected], L3v|t'ra, Pr0p3c.ia, Acy`c|0vir, Pr0:[email protected], [email protected]:xil,
B:[email protected], Ad|`pex, I0`nam|n, M3rid:ia

Play an active role and participate more fully in your own process of
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They're using l33t speak now

 

Answer:Spam blocking

thats just from the filters alone, spamassassin blocked out 10x that amount just this month.
 

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Question: Blocking Spam

Hi, Spam email is really annoying me at the moment, I get around 90 emails a day and about 70% of them are spam, I have set my junk mail filter high on my hotmail account so thats not the problem, the problem is my account on outlook express, are there any good free utilities i can download to stop spam going to my inbox? I would prefer one that was able to send all potential spam emails to the deleted folder or stop me from receiving them, but if not then can someone suggest a good utility that they find is quite good? Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Blocking Spam

from click here which will allow you to view emails without downloading ?

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Been getting a few spam emails recently that i would like to block in my AOL custom sender list.How do i put them in there without opening emails?Because the only way that i can find is by opening them to get full email address to send to custom sender list to block.And i do not want to open them?Any advice please.

Answer:BLOCKING SPAM ON AOL HELP.

You could download E-Prompter free,All your mail will go through that and you just delete the spam and any mail you want to keep will open in your normal e-mail provider.click here

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Question: Blocking spam

I'm getting more and more spam and a lot is apparently coming from addresses at uole.com, I'm blocking the senders individually, but would blocking " [email protected] " work for the whole domain?
Also I get spam from .hu addresses, so would " *@*.hu " work (because I don't know anybody with a .hu address)?

Thanks

Kathrine
 

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Question: Spam Blocking

Spam seems to be increasing again. I use Outlook Express and Bullguard (Firewall, virus and spam protector). Spam is indicated but my blocked senders list is now very large. I have tried without success to create a message rule that blocks all e mail other than people on my address book ie a whitelist so e mails from other sources do not reach me at all. Is there a way of doing this using my normal ISP ?

Answer:Spam Blocking

If you are having to resort to adding sender email addresses (I presume that is what blocked senders is) then your spam solution isn't ideal - spammers won't typically keep sending using the same addresses so once you've received them blocking them is ineffective. You really want spam software that can do heuristic/bayesian analysis, and can also use RBL (real time blocking lists) to filter out spam. I'm not familiar with Bullguard, but it doesn't sound like it is a great spam protector if it can't do such things.

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Hi All,

I think I'm left with no choice but to set up a new email address because of the hundreds of spam I get everyday.

The problem started with spam coming in from one of my WordPress sites. So I changed my email address and the password for the site. That did not work. I changed my password for my email, that did not work. I set up rules in Outlook 2010, that only partially works, even though the spam all comes from one site, my own WP site. Even though the email addresses of the spam all start with my sites name, the rule in Outlook only catches about 10% of that spam.

I set up Spam Assassin on my C panel from my host, that did not work.

Before I close the email address I've had for 12 years, is there any suggestions anyone can make to help me stop receiving about 500 spams a day?

Answer:Help with blocking spam

Hate to say it, but if there were an easy answer to the spam problem, we wouldn't have a spam problem still.

That said, while there are a lot of things to like about Outlook, spam filtering isn't one of them. Something like Mozilla Thunderbird might serve you better. It has an adaptive spam filter that basically learns to tell spam from legitimate email over time. It takes a bit of patience to train it early on, but eventually it will get more and more accurate. I think it can achieve a maximum theoretical 98% accuracy based on the mathematical methods used to determine what is and isn't spam. Thunderbird isn't the only program with such a spam filter, but it's probably as close as you're going to get to feature parity with Outlook.

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I have set some rules using Outlook Express to supposedly block spam at the server end by identifying key words in the subject title & message body. I ticked 'do not download from server' but the spam is still reaching my inbox.What is happening please?

Answer:SPAM BLOCKING IN O/E

I've had this problem before where Message Rules seems to have a mind of its own. I cured it by using MailWasher click here and never looked back

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Question: blocking spam

I understand that these things are difficult to accomplish but I have been receiving emails where the message isn't truly test but a picture that is made of text which if you click on it you would go to who knows where. The problem is that you can't set up a rule to block using the name since it is random junk, you can't block based on the subject since those are random words and you can't base it on the message since this isn't "text" but a picture so you can't find any key words. Any suggestions on what to do? I luckily don't get that many so suggesting that I change my email is out (this is my primary email account).
 

Answer:blocking spam

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Question on the outlook server.

e-mail is dissapearing without reaching the server. Even if I look at it through outlook web access I don't see anything in the spam filter. No rejection notifications, no undeliverable messages.
Any idea where it's stuck? ISP filtering? or server just not showing the Spam in the spam folders but filters it anyway?
 

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Hi Guyz,

I get alot of spam problems on my exchange server at the moment,
I am Using IMF on exchange 2003 at the moment to block Spam but its not doing a good enough job just now.

Im using Spamhaus RBL provider at the moment, but cannot find a list of other providers out there at the moment at all.

anyone know where i can get a list of possible providers or anyone just know a good one i can use?

cheers,
 

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I'm working on a personal project to block all countries except the US and England. I've seen warnings a few times stating that it isn't a good idea to block entire countries to reduce spam...but they never say why it is a bad idea. In my case, I run a personal mail server and only interact with the US and England...nowhere else.

I don't see why this is a bad idea in my case.
 

Answer:blocking IPs to reduce spam

It isn't. Not really. You do run the risk, in extreme cases, that some of the main providers having IPs in foreign countries which would be blocked by your setup. But honestly, I've never run in to that.
 

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Can anyone help I am using Microsoft Outlook but every two or three months it stops receiving e-mails. I was told by my Internet supplier to go to [email protected] and type in a certain part of my email address and password and this will show all e-mails sat on the server waiting to come to my computer. They were certainly right I had 999 emails all spam! They start with ***spam*** <then the heading> it takes me forever to delete these e-mails but when I do delete them all, I start to receive my legitimate messages. I have since been back in to the site and I am getting a build up of e-mails again (200 odd) all starting with ***spam*** just another point when this site is full i.e. 999 messages - all messages after that amount are lost never to be found even my legitimate stuff. Can anyone tell me how to stop these messages sitting there and blocking my e-mails I would rather let them through to my computer and delete or bounce them back with my anti virus and anti spam software installed on my commuter.

Many Thanks in advance

Kevin
 

Answer:email blocking / spam

This something your ISP is doing. Their mail server apparently has a spam filter and should provide you with an easy way to clear the junk box. In fact, they should be either doing it for you or stop filtering entirely. Hotmail does it and your ISP should also.

A very good filtering program is DigiPortal's Choice Mail. A free version is available. Works with any of the common e-mail programs. Learns as it is used.
 

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I notice in the properties that there are always "Damon"'s listed, If, by putting the "Damon" in IE5.5's "Blocked Senders" list, would this halt Spam, or is it just wishful thinking on my part
IF such a ploy would work, which "Damon" should be Blocked? I've received Spam with 4 or 5 "Damons" listed.

I was looking at the Freeware version of "MailWasher" but thought considering that it does more, I would stretch my budget a bit & get the pay version.
Unfortunately, I discovered the company is overseas, and I don't have PayPal, or Credit Cards; so would the Freeware be effective, or do I need the extras the pay version has to do the anti-spam effectively
 

Answer:Blocking Spam Garbage with IE5.50... Would this work

Damon? Are you sure

Daemon perhaps ... and you will also block a lot of valid e-mails if it worked. You are referring to a server type, not someones name.

Mailwasher would certainly be the better choice. Try the freeware version first, it may have sufficient capabilities.

The author of Mailwasher lives local here (New Zealand)
 

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I'm looking for an easy/cheap way to block spam from ever leaving my network.

With the uptick in virii/spyware lately, I have had quite a few spambots coming into the shop to get cleaned up. Some of them because the ISP has shut them down for sending spam. Once in a while (twice in the last month), one of these machines will get plugged into the network before it is 'really' clean and start spamming again. Luckily, I know the ISP guy that monitors this and he just calls and tells me to unplug it, but I would like to keep that traffic from ever getting out of the network.

I know I could setup an Untangle box to only allow smtp traffic from my Exchange server, but I also need to be able to allow smtp traffic to machines from time to time to test their email client configurations. Does Untangle allow for outgoing spam filtering instead of just blocking based on port 25? If not, is there anything else (preferably open source) that could do this?

Thanks for the suggestions
 

Answer:Blocking outgoing spam on network

Why do your client machines need port 25 out? All email should go through exchange.

Just block 25 and allow it if you need to troubleshoot.
 

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Hi, I use Comcast ISP... I have gone to their site to see if I could block incoming spam e-mail that is not addressed to me but apparently my addy is in the Bcc of the spam e-mail(which I cannot open or see); I updated anti-spam via Comcast's 'update' button but still getting 3 to 6 spam e-mails a day... Is there a setting I can change?? Thanks for any input

Specs: WinXP Pro/SP3/OE7 and use AVG which scans my e-mail for viruses...
 

Answer:Blocking incoming Bcc 'spam' e-mail

Also want to say to above to first post that I have been using 'block sender' to no avail; the spammer(s) just generate a new 'from' addy...

I am open to an additional software app that would block this kind of spam but really don't want to add another on if I can help it...
Can Comcast put a block on Bcc e-mail coming to me??
 

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Hi, ive been elected to look into a better way of reducing spam from my office.

Basically i came across a company called spamarrest and am wondering if its really up to par of if anyone knows any good companies to use for this.

From what i got out of it, you sign up with them for a small fee. When a email is sent to a recipient, a auto email is sent back to the sender. It basically asks them to type a random goofy word into the security box and click on the link to verify your actually a real person. They are then added to a the approved sender list. Thus reducing the bot generated emails.

Not sure if its worth while and how well it actually works...but thats why im asking

Any ideas or suggestions?

Thanks, any and all help is greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Online Spam blocking company

I don't know about spamarrest,but this: "When a email is sent to a recipient, a auto email is sent back to the sender. It basically asks them to type a random goofy word into the security box and click on the link to verify your actually a real person." doesn't sound so good!It can create confusion between the senders and also it can create lots of traffic.So you better look for another solution/company that will reduce spam.There are also some hardware solution around for fighting spam,you may wanna take a look at them too.
 

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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:


Quote:




From: [email protected] on behalf of




and then some random email address in some random language after the behalf of bit. I have tried putting the sanad991 email address in my blocked senders but it is still coming through.

Anyone have any ideas on how to block this?

I have even tried to block the doman "yahoogroups" but Hotmail has decided that "You cannot block this domain."

Gee thanks.

My account is being destroyed by this bozo and these "on behalf of" emails. Is there no way to block it?

I am out of ideas, Hotmail is just not letting me keep my inbox clean of the junk he is sending.

Answer:Need help blocking spam in Hotmail. Seems impossible!

A Google of "sanad991" indicates an account on yahoogroups, and a lot of computer-related hits written in arabic/aramaic/whatever. "Lebanese". Hardly any English hits at all.

A Lebanese computer programer that has the ability to get past your hotmail spam filter and is able to effectively disrupt your ability to use e-mail ?

What does that sound like to you ?

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Last week, Time Warner started blocking my internet service. They told me that I am sending out thousands of spam emails. Something is going on behind the scenes that has not been noticeably affecting my performance. My IP address is also blocked on the CBL at cbl.abuseat.org. I know for a fact that my email address has been automatically blocked by some mail servers, and even my own emails to myself are showing up in my junk mail.

The rep at TWC told me that whatever this is, has no name and no removal solution... my only option was to format. I'm calling their bluff. If this is so bad and widespread, then I assume that other out there are going through the same thing.

Aside from that hidden mailer issue. In the past few days, my laptop has frozen up on me completely and I had to do a hard shutdown. A few months ago, I also had a search redirect in the Firefox Search Bar sending me to sicto.com instead of Google.

FYI - I was unable to shut down/disable Symantec AntiVirus prior to ComboFix.
 

Answer:ISP blocking my service - mass mailer/spam bot

Re: ISP blocking my service - say I have a mass mailer virus

MGlogs file attached.
 

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For no reason, out of the blue, my company IP address has started to get blocked by SPAM blocking lists, most importantly, the CBL. We don't do anything like spamming at all; we don't even have the internet capacity to do that (768/128 turtle DSL). I keep delisting our IP address, but it keeps getting relisted after a few hours.

I checked our network for viruses, but there are none. We don't run an open proxy; never have. I also checked our SMTP config; only recently was a new access rule added to the ISA firewall policy, but I don't think it has anything to do with this scenario; at any rate, I disabled that policy temporarily until I can figure this one out.

What can I do to stop my IP from getting relisted at the SPAM blocking lists?

Thanks for your help guys.
 

Answer:Help! My IP address keeps getting blocked by SPAM blocking lists!!!

Your IP address may be being blocked because of a reverse lookup failure. Check your DNS entries and configuration to ensure they are correct, then check with your ISP to ensure there is a PTR record for your email server.
 

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Unable to get an response to a registration request, I opened a Yahoo e-mail account and tried that. The activation code arrived in less than ten seconds.I can`t help wondering, now, what else AOL`s filter has been blocking all this time.

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I have been unindated with spam e-mail by people who use a different username before the @ symbol, but uses my correct address after the @ symbol.

Example: [email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

I keep on blocking this type of spam in my Outlook options, but as the first part of the address is always different I still get the mail sent to me.

Can anyone help me how I can stop any e-mail other than my own address from coming through?
 

Answer:Solved: Blocking spam e-mail which uses part of my address

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Guys
I dont know if any of you guys have ran into this problem before but I have barracuda spam and virus and when I try to send an email to my HP printer at [email protected] I am getting 550 5.7.1 command rejected. But I can send an email to my hp printer from like gmail.com but not from my domain.
 

Answer:barracuda spam/virus is blocking emails to an online printer

Is one or the other set to require TLS?
 

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My emails look like spam to some spam detection software. They are not spam. The problem appears to be coming from this line in the email header:

Received: from jbx241yz (failure[71.194.179.15])
by comcast.net (rwcrmhc12) with SMTP

jbx241yz is the name of my computer. I am using a Comcast cable modem to a NETGEAR wireless router to my desktop Gateway computer. NETGEAR says it is not caused by them. Comcast says it is not caused by them. My email ISP server had whitelisted me so my email can get delivered within their system. I am part-time university faculty and one of my students is getting a spam flag on my emails.

The NETGEAR guy said there must be client-server software running on my computer. I can't see what it might be. I was using McAfee virus and firewall. Gave it up for AVG. That changed the header to what you see now. With McAfee, after jbx241yz it said "Server unknown"

Any help is much appreciated.
 

Answer:Emails look like spam to some spam software

what anti-spam software are you using?
 

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Downloading what I thought was software from producers website, but after this was completed, a whole series of spam software followed.
I have tried to delete these programs through control panel, but each time a box appears saying 'cannot delete during installation'.
Through Windows Task Manager I could see that cpu usage is now 100% so I turned laptop off.
Is there a solution to this or is wipe the hard drive and reinstall the sensible option? If so what do I need to save before formatting? All of my images and documents are already backed up, but what about drivers etc? The operating system is Windows 7.

Answer:During software download picked up loads of spam software

download the free malwarebytes anti malware, and run that.
click here

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Norton Anti Spam 2004 & OE6.
Does "Block Sender" (in NAS) basically mean "Reroute this sender's emails to the spam folder?"
If I apply an OE6 filter instead, will they still download from the server?
 

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A few years back I used a free ad-blocking software that would cover the ad with a blue box and display the word "ad." It was really useful for speeding up slow connections. For the life of me, I can't remember what this freeware was called, although I'm thinking it was someting generic like "Ad Blocker." Does anyone know what I'm talking about, and is the software still available somewhere?
 

Answer:Ad Blocking Software

If you use Firefox you can use the Adblock extension which deletes the ad off the page. http://adblock.mozdev.org/
 

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Is there a fax software product that will block all incoming faxes EXCEPT those whose caller id number shows up as being on the "accepted" list? I see lots of products that will block calls from certain numbers...but the marketing idiots just change their numbers. Only two office fax to me...so I'd like to get a product that will block all faxes unless it's one of those 2 numbers that show up on caller id.
 

Answer:Fax software with blocking

Hiya

Are you using any at the moment, and if so, which one? They may have a way to set this up in the Options.

Also, which version of Windows are you running?

Regards

eddie
 

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Hi all,
I first did a search on Guidescope and came up empty, so I thought I would ask if anyone else here uses this or any other ad blocking type of software. Why they use it and what they like or don't like about it etc.

After using GS for the past year now, I have been spoiled and find that surfing the Web without it to be a real PITA.
I am in no way suggesting that everyone else needs to use it, however for anyone that wants to know more about it: http://www.guidescope.com

DS
 

Answer:Ad Blocking Software

http://www.webwasher.com ... Don't have any reasons
 

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Hi

This post is a little different than looking for malware. A few months ago I installed a software program that was supposed to keep me from getting malware etc.

The problem is that I cannot click on any ad that has an affiliate link in it - like a clickbank product. I can't click on Google ads or see adsense ads on any of my sites.

It is really bugging me as I cannot buy something I really want to buy.

Now here is the real problem. I cannot remember the name of the program to uninstall it. I have done a search for all .exe files trying to find it and I just can't.

DOes anyone know how to figure how to get this off. I did do a highjack this to see if I could recognize anything but I really don't know exactly what i am looking for.

I appreciate any help anyone might give.

Here is the hijack this report just in case it helps....

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:24:16 AM, on 3/19/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16981)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
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Answer:Ad blocking software

I may have put this in the wrong section - or maybe I'm just hosed - lol.

If that can't be fixed by looking at the logs can someone recommend what sort of paid service may be able to help me?

Thank You

Val
 

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Hi to all

Im a computer technician and I have my own bussiness. Some of my clients tell me "can I pay you later" and I said yes, and the pay, but there are others that never appears.

Any software that I can use to block theirs computer after a few days ? Not a Remote Desktop, just a software that I can put some date for example OCT 15 2011, and if they dont pay by OCT 15 the computer block asking for a one time password or something like that :/

Sorry for my english.
 

Answer:PC Blocking Software

This would be illegal!
 

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I've been using AdBlock IE for years; however it seems to be losing its edge in stopping unwanted ads.

As an example, on my home page (att.yahoo.com), it will not block the ad to the right of news headlines. Even worse, there is an un-closable animated overlay of the Publishers Clearinghouse Prize Patrol staff walking across my entire screen - twice - whenever a PCH ad is in the top right ad box. This happens each time I go back to the home page. I've also had similar issues at comcast.net.

Does anyone know of a more effective ad blocker that will stop these newer ad annoyances? Thanks in advance for your help.
 

Answer:Need better ad blocking software

Do you use Fanboy's Adblock for IE? It works only on IE9. http://fanboy.co.nz/adblock/ie.html

If you do have the very same one, please disregard the above. I very seldom use IE9 but when needed it takes care of the unwanted ads.
 

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Question: Spam software

My email server is now charging for their junk mail filter looking for a good spam/junk mail software to try Thanks
 

Answer:Spam software

klinger1 said:

My email server is now charging for their junk mail filter looking for a good spam/junk mail software to try ThanksClick to expand...

try this

http://www.download.com/Mail-Box-Dispatcher/3000-2382_4-10341960.html?tag=tab_pub

hope this helps
 

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Question: spam software

Hi im kinda new to the whole spam software feild ...can anyone lead me in any direction for were I can something that is free ware because I have been recieving about 20 emails today that are viruses and junk.... thnx for all the feed back
 

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Question: Spam Software

Does anyone know of free Antispam software that's any good?
Also, I thought the recently released MS Defender (Beta) contained an antispam feature, but I can't identify it if it is included. Thanks.
 

Answer:Spam Software

Hi
i think i can help u,i found a program called Bluefrog here is the site:
http://www.bluesecurity.com/

and here found some kind of program im installing it now:http://www.spam-stop.com/
 

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Question: spam software

I have been using Spambully for some time now and find it very good, allthough it don't stop it, it sorts it out and dumps the rubish, you can try it for free for so long and its only about 15 GBP to buy.

Answer:spam software

I'll do the linky......click hereIt is also worth having a look at Inboxer, about the same price......click here and click hereG

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Hi All,

I am looking for some good easy to use software to remove spam from Microsoft Outlook. Can anyone recommend something.

Thanks

Simon
 

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Question: OEM Software Spam

Recently I started getting loads of spam from these people dns8brandeis.com curious text in the bottom of the email:curtis deserveheadwall niamey slobmetallurgist buxton diemsalve kowloon sorttrevelyan expositor acrobatabusive citizen crystallographygirth dispense electronicraceway anastomosis incorrectbette alginate axiomaticdepose burst derisioncitywide delinquent corruptiondunn ecole negligeespider simplicity gainesurging aide brendanphosgene tuna yesteryearcultivate effort clockworkbroaden attitude trespassrailhead frye cuckoobarrage fluoride indictflush refute wightmaneffeminate rustle camelopardupland mynah bawdanticipate appetite mccabearbitrary carborundum shadybroom acculturate denebolachromium dewy metaboliteamass ecclesiastic auralpulsar stefan macassarshear eric knobbyswitchboard wade mcdanielupholster chromatograph corrallundquist author dysenteryinsult wiggly ashyptarmigan testament enticearlen canine croonbedridden abolition warrenalbanian ingenious abortdwarf bought decollimategaietyAnybody recognise this stuff or know why Spam Assassin doesn't block it?

Answer:OEM Software Spam

I got that from the email header. This is the text of the message:Looking for not expensive high-quality software?We might have just what you need.Check out these amazing offersMicrosoft Office XP Professional 2002 .... $60Corel Draw Graphics Suite 11 ............. $60Windows XP Professional 2002 ............. $50Adobe Photoshop 7.0 ..................... $60See the whole inventory here... http:/ /lorinda.oemmarket.info/

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Question: Spam Software

Hi,
Can anyone recommend a good spam removal program? I use Ebay a lot and other programs can not seems to learn to accept all EBAY e-mails etc.
Thanks
Simon
 

Answer:Spam Software

i like and use this free one. it will take you a few days to train but does a nice job.
http://www.spamihilator.com/
 

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Hi Tried Spam Inspector, This had a nice easy interface and Version 3 worked like a dream, But Version 4 stopped 2 of my email addresses from working so I binned it.Tried MaCaffee Spamkiller , But didnt like the Interface.What do you guys use?Cheers

Answer:Which Spam Software???

Mailwasher click here

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I'm now up to well over 120 e-mail messages a day... most of it is spam. I've actually got carried away and killed good e-mails too many times.

After 3 days away and over 400 mails to delete I finally decided I'm gonna do something about it.

What are you guys using for spam protection? Did you pay for a program, or are any of the free programs any good?

Thanks
 

Answer:looking for spam software

I use PocoMail, and get maybe one piece of spam a month...if that. It isn't free, but it's worth a look. There is a free trial period.

I believe that Poco may be the most secure mail client around. Not only does it have spam filters, it can learn as you delete what it misses. If that isn't enough, you can easily write scripts to filter, and route other mail. I never see my wife's mail, for example. It is routed to her workstation. It is extremely configurable, too. It is easy to learn, and best of all, it is very small, like the name suggests.
 

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Hi,I need software for blocking chatrooms and certain websites.Any thoughts on which to get?Thanks in advanceBeverley

Answer:blocking chatrooms software

You can block access to any website by adding its domain to the PC's "Hosts" file. The Hosts file has no extension but is plain text and can be opened in Notepad. In XP, it is in the path:C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\Hostsand entries are added by entering the Localhost IP address of 127.0.0.1 followed by a space, which is created using the *TAB* key, not the Spacebar, and then the domain to block. For example, you could block access to these forums by entering:127.0.0.1 pcadvisor.co.ukWhat it actually does is to redirect the URL for pcadvisor.co.uk to your own computer where it doesn't exist, instead of to a DNS server which will find its correct IP address and open the page.Never having visited a chatroom and not knowing what software is used to do so, I cannot help with that, but if it uses a website URL, it can similarly be blocked in the Hosts file.

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Hi againI have been trying to watch some programmes on ITV4 and it would appear my computer has some software that prevents this. The message saysWe have detected software on your computer that filters out adverts and prevents you from watching videos on ITV.com. Please disable your ad-blocking software.I have Norton Protection on my computer but am not sure where to look to unblock the software, or indeed if this is a sensible thing to do.Anyone help please?

Answer:Disabling ad-blocking software

Yes it seems they have just started this.found click here thread about it on digitalspy.co.uk

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my friend is concerned about the content available on the internet. her son is 10 and because of the location of his computer she cannot keep an eye on him all the time. what is a good piece of software for controlling the content available and monitoring what has been viewed?thanks for any help

Answer:content blocking software

To be honest there a loads - all of which seem to do a reasonable job. There are those that are up-dated on a regular basis (with new websites) and those where there is a default list and you just add as required. I would recommend NOT using the content blocker in IE as it causes more problems that it prevents.I use net-nanny which while it isn't perfect has a few nice touch's (e.g. it sends a summary email to you listing any infringements) but you have to be careful in the setup of these programs or you can end up blocking everything.

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I was trying to submit a post on another message board, but I wasn't allowed. I got a message that said that I may need to disable "script blocking software" on my PC. What is script blocking software and how do I disable it?

Answer:Script Blocking Software?

If you are using firefox browser it could be the extension "No Script" If that is the case just click on the NoScript button in the bottom right corner of your screen and select allow Bleeping Computer

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Anyone know if any IP Blockers out there that work for vista? I'm trying to use PeerGuardian 2 (RC1) and it's not blocking anything. It will allow everything on my allow list, but its not blocking other IP's.

Any suggestions?

Answer:IP Blocking Software for Vista

You're using PG2 rc1, correct?They have a forum that might be better to get more useful info fromhttp://forums.phoenixlabs.org/

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I would like to get software for blocking certin sites from my kids while they play and surf the net what do you all suggest?
 

Answer:Which is the best software for website blocking

I'm not sure about free programs, but here's a couple of paid programs I've heard good things about:
CyberSieve: www.softforyou.com/cs-index.html
Net Nanny: www.netnanny.com
I have friends with kids, and both of the above are highly recommended. CyberSieve has ALOT of settings: you can even limit web access to certain times of day; like from 4 to 6pm, and you can limit the sites visited during this time also. Net Nanny is alot easier to use (from what I hear), so if you're more of a novice, NN may be for you..... Check 'em out and let us know what you choose, and why!

hopperdave2000
 

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Answer:Looking for Websites blocking software

http://www1.k9webprotection.com/

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i've been using adsubtract pro 3 and it seems to do a descent job. any other progs similiar to this one i can try? what do u all use? thanks

Answer:pop up/ad and banner blocking software

personally I use popup block and it seems to really work well for me. Probably the best one I've ever used and I have tested many.

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i would like to stop pop-ups as i go on a lot of sites that have a lot of pop-ups cos of the free services they offer....and no its not a porn site ;o) Is there a free software pop-up blocker that any of you can recommend?

Answer:best free pop-up blocking software?

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Just trying to see if there is anything good out there other than good toolbar to block pop-ups. And yes i have used mozilla firebird but pages don't open the same as they do in IE6 so i'm back to IE6.
 

Answer:Good Pop-up blocking software?

People like the Google Toolbar (I use it when I can't use firebird)

Others say MyIE2 is good as well, but I haven't tried that (Nor do I know where to get it. ) Supposed to have Tabs in IE as well.
 

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Have purchased Dell laptop with bundled software when I have tried to use this to update my desk top it says 'not Dell computer' as I have paid for this software I feel I should be able to use it on my other machine as this will keep them the same. Any suggestions?

Answer:Dell blocking OME Software

Bundled software is often locked to the make of machine it is sold with. The Nero software that came with my cd-rw will only work with that make of cd-rw.

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Hi,

Can anybody recommend any software that will allow me to specify a list of websites that I do not want any users of my PC to access? I would prefer anything thats free.

Cheers
Paul
 

Answer:Website Blocking Software

OpenDNS
 

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Hi I need help Im looking for Software like IPWallMaster1.0 a way i can Block incoming IP Traffic for a game server I Run on a fairly outdated game I did have IPWallMaster but the trial Ran out and my attempts to buy the software ended in me loseing 5$ on a key code that never got sent to me so if anyone knows any software like IPWallmaster could you tell me here it would realy help me out?
 

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Can anyone suggest some good ad blocking software? Not something to block popups, but rather banner ads embedded in web pages, and ads that enlarge when you inadvertently mouse over them. I know that internet services, including web sites (like this great one here at MG) have to be paid for somehow. But ads on some sites are becoming obnoxious and intrusive . Kudos to MG for being a class act in this regard as it is in so many other ways.

I'm interested in both good freeware and commercial/fee software if it has the capability to filter out banner ads and ads that enlarge (come to think of it, maybe some of those ads do "pop up" when moused over) when you mouse over them and then you have to click on them to close them. Or can some of these types of ads be controlled by turning off browser features that aren't really needed? (Flash or Active X controls or whatever -- though I have most Active X stuff turned off already I think or at least set to require a confirmation before they're allowed to run).

Of course companies want us to look at their ads, but if, figuratively (or literally) speaking they shove something in my face (by enlarging their ad through my only inadvertently moving my mouse over it, not by clicking on it) or popping it up when I mouse over it, I don't care what they're selling, I've already decided I don't want to do business with them! It's the equivalent, to my way of thinking, of a salesman (the... Read more

Answer:Ad blocking software recommendations?

Firefox has the WONDERFUL extension called, Ad Block Plus.

With this, you subscribe to a 'Filter list' that stores addresses to block. The very seldom time, you'll see an add that is NOT on this list, but it can be added with a simple right-click.

HIGHLY recommend this extension.
 

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Greetings,

I'm looking for some decent add & popup blocking software, preferably freeware, to deal with incessant popups, nefarious banners that gobble up enormous quantities of bandwidth and some flash banners that seem to have been specifically design to challenge one's sanity.....

Using Win2k SP4, IE 6.0.

Thank you,
D.
 

Answer:Looking for add & popup blocking software

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Question: anti-spam software

Can anyone recommend any anti-spam software? I want it for just my personal PC and I use AOL 8.0. Freeware's best but I'll actually buy it if I have to.

Answer:anti-spam software

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My outlook express is always filled with scams like lottery winnings, business proposals, love letters, and my avg free email scanner scans only for virus, it does not have any anti-spam protection

Answer:any anti-spam software available

You could try Mailwasher from http://www.btinternet.com/~firststop/shortcuts/scroll down to line 30B for a multi- email address version Of interest, do you bounce any emails or do you reply to any telling them to unsubscribe you?If you do so you are guaranteed to get bucket-loads more of the stuff; With Mailwasher in your protection package all you do is run it and delete , via Mailwasher, any emails you get you do NOT want; it does not stop folks emailing you but you CAN control what emails you actually download to your computer ; it also has the facility to allow you to preview the emails too; however, it does NOT check your junk or spam folder on server; due to this I for one have deliberately disabled my spam protection so I see ALL e- mails that come to me; I can then decide what is and what is NOT spam; please do NOT be tempted to use the bounce facility as it merely confirms to the sender that you are real Try Mailwasher and see how you get on?

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Question: Free spam software

Do you know of any other spam filters on the server other than Mailwasher? And for free? I would love to find one that also detects phishing emails as well.Regards cowgirl66

Answer:Free spam software

click hereclick hereclick hereAll free

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I really like the features of ChoiceMail. It sends email back to the sender to tell them they need to ask for permission to send stuff to an inbox if they aren't already approved, HOWEVER, it will still show the SPAM in a tab of the program. I hate that. I don't want to see any of it!

So I am wondering your opinions of programs that are supposed to block SPAM. I've seen those that you "train"...but have never tried them.


Thoughts?

Answer:The best anti-spam software?

I use Mailwasher Pro. It does a good job of filtering out spam using the FirstAlert database, SpamCop and it's own learning process. You can set it up to show all incoming mail, or automatically filter out, hide or bounce any recognized spam.

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Question: Anti-spam Software

I keep getting spam in my YM (Yahoo Messenger) another Instant Messaging application from my contacts
It is usually a chain letter about this and that and comes with several statements that if you don't send this message (copy paste it) to all of your contacts within the specified time limit,you're gonna suffer consequences,curses,etc.

Nothing did happened except that in one incident,when i ignored the most unbelievable,irritating message
"If you don't send this message to all of your contacts sooner,your username will be deleted" after several
minutes YM stopped running and then signed out so i was unable to connect and waited for like 3 hours and so I contacted YM support so after they sent me a reply,I was able to sign in again

Is there any way to stop this? Or any Anti-Spam software that can be monitoring IM applications?
(wether free or not free)
Or did i missed something in YM that there was this called "SPAM filter" function in it.

Answer:Anti-spam Software

If you are using the latest version you can click on a link to report as spam from within YM. If you don't see links to report, look under your preferences & add them to the Ignore List. There's also an option to ignore anyone who is not on your list. How do I report spam ?Report Spam Version 7 Other Versions

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I am plagued with spam...is there a really great anti-spam program that someone can recommend? I have Windows XP pro, and I use Avast anti-virus. The spam I get is typical, I would imagine; infinite different spellings of cIAlISS or MoRgtage (sic), lots of text sent as jpeg's so that they slip through a text filter....etc, etc, etc. Any ideas?
 

Answer:the best anti-spam software?

Hi,
Have you looked at #16 and#17 at Tech Support Alert?

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best_46_free_utilities.htm

Richard.
 

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Question: Anti Spam Software

What is some Anti Spam Software that I can recommend to people?

I am about to purchase some copies of McAffee Spamm Killer.

Answer:Anti Spam Software

Been using Mailwasher Pro for quite a while and it's been great in keeping my mail spam-free. It's also one of the most effective anti-spam solutions out there.

www.firebreach.com

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I get SO many junk emails on yahoo everyday!! Does any one know of any good spam blockers I can use with yahoo? If so, what is the POP address thing about? I don't know what Yahoo's is, does any one else know? Many thanks in advance!!

Melanie
 

Answer:what spam software can I use with yahoo?

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Does anyone know of an effective Anti-Spyware/Spam package that will work on an NT platform?Help please.

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Can anyone recommend a good free Anti Spam software package?
 

Answer:Anti Spam software

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Can anyone recommend any good (and prefereably free or very cheap!) anti-spam software that I could download from somewhere?
 

Answer:Anti-spam software

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If you're like me then you HATE spam. I hate it when I open up Outlook 2003 (don't judge me) and there is some spam email in there. Granted, most of it gets deleted by my ISP and by Outlook itself, but there are still a few stragglers that get in.

How can I kill them? I want that spam to feel pain. Preferably, I would like a programme that works IN Outlook, so that I don't have to check my emails through another piece of software. I already use the spam filters provided in Outlook, but for some of the persistant fellas it won't work.

What do you recommend?

Answer:What is the best Anti-Spam software?

the only real way to do it is to make a new email address, and never give it out publically. only to your main contacts

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I have been getting a lot of spam lately and was wondering if anyone could recommend a simple but effective anti-spam program that I could install to get rid of the d*** stuff. I should add that I do have MS Office Pro so should I change to Outlook or some other e-mail program. Thanks for any help offered. J.B.

Answer:Anti-Spam Software

Look here click here and also look at Google as there are many others

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If youíre looking for spam solutions, try Mailwasher Pro. Itís one of the most effective anti-spam solutions out there.

www.firebreach.com

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Question: Anti-Spam software

I am looking for suggestions for free anti-spam software.

Thanks
jack

Answer:Anti-Spam software

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jackdash


I am looking for suggestions for free anti-spam software.

Thanks
jack


Here is a list. I like the first one listed. But, depending on your system, you may find that it takes a bit of resources, if you have a lot of spam.

Top 14 Free Spam Filters for Windows - About Email

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Hi everyone, my problem is every time i attempt to download telewest blueyonder instant support tool after it prompts to install active x i get the message windows blocked the software because it cant verify the publisher.I cant make sense of it i had it on the computer before and their was no problem downloading it.My daughters computer with windows xp sp2 which is the same as mine downloaded no problem.The xp firewall is off and the pop up blocker,because i have norton internet security.Would reinstalling internet explorer 6 be any good in case it is corrupted. :giddy:
 

Answer:Windows keeps blocking software problem.

Look in IE under Tools/Internet options/Security Settings Change button. That's where ActiveX is set to allowed/ask/off.
It is probably off.
 

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hi, im trying to make a geocities site and when i try to upload pictures i get the message"it appears you have a pop-up blocking software installed, pagebuilder is unable to open a new window"but i dont seem to recall installing any popup blocking software, because i dont have much trouble with popups, i rarely get them.so how would i temporarily stop this "pop-up blocker" which im not sure i even have?

Answer:popup blocking software installed?

If using XP SP2, in IE go to Tools; Pop-up Blocker; Turn off pop-up blocker

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Im trying to download BullGuard Virus/Firewall protection

Windows AntiVirus/Firewall shows as Off

But ..I get part way through the download and get WFP BOOT REG.exe error message and download stops

Ive tried repeating the download in SafeMode with Networking but get the same outcome

Suggestions?
JO
 

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Here is my question and my dilemna- I urgently need to install on-line gambling blocking software on my PC ASAP. I am aware of Gambloc. However, I am especailly concerned about not blocking NON GAMBLING sites that I use and enjoy. Specifically, I do not want to block Yahoo, and other similar Sports Fantasy sites. Any suggestions appreciated.
 

Answer:on-line gambling blocking software

NetNanny is a Parental Control program, it can block gambling sites ( thats what their web site says ). It has many other categories for web sites so it shouldn't block what you want to let through.

Google for reviews of Parental Control software and see which one you like.
 

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Hi..I need to find a good free program that will allow me to block the installation of certain software (I have Windows 7). I guess it would do this by requiring a password to install the program (and to uninstall itself). Anyone have any good recommendations? Thanks

Answer:Need a free software-blocking program

This might be of help to you User Account Control (UAC)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709691%28WS.10%29.aspx

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Forgive me if this is listed in another posting, but a search didn't find what I was looking for.

I'm the administrator of a laptop that is used by one or two other people at work occassionaly. I have some software loaded that I do not want other users to see or access when they log on. How do I achieve that?

thank you!

Answer:Blocking Access To Certain Software On My Laptop

assuming you are formatted NTFS.

right click on the folder in question
choose properties
click advanced button
encrypt

that should do it.
but do not forget your password

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Hi Guys,

Does anyone know any free softwares that will block websites that i have specifically mentioned.
Like if I mention blocking www.facebook.com, a software that blocks all access to that website on all browsers.
I want free software that don't require any sort of registering.

Hope someone can help.
 

Answer:Free software for blocking websites

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Upgraded to Vista, have used Symantec Corporate for years, older version of the software, 9 I think. Not vista compatible, and I no longer have access to the latest version.

A couple of weeks ago I tried NOD32. Ran pretty good, fast, but it was buggy, has issues with lots of simultaneous connections and messes with them. Googling I found where people have to turn off parts of it. I'm not paying for something that's glitchy and known not to work 100%. So that got nixed off the list. And I uninstalled it.

Tried Avast. It seems to run good, fdidn't immediately seem like it interfered with my system or performance. But now Remote Desktop is broken... I terminated all of Avast's modules, and I can't remote desktop in from work, or even in from other computers on my local network. These two apps are the only things I've been tweaking with the last few days. Mostly used my home computer for playing Oblivion and SupCom.

Going to be real annoying if I have to reformat to clean them out =(

Those apps had way to much complexity, all kinds of modules and shit, I guess going back to a simple focused AV-only app is best. Symantec v10.2 I think was updated for Vista =( I'm not paying out the ass for a 5pack, why is mexico'ing it the only option they offer.
 

Answer:Avast blocking ports? need new AV software.

I would suggest trying NOD32 again.. and this time, just install it and leave it alone. I've seen all the "tweaks" you refer to, however, in my opinion they are not needed. I have been using NOD32 for quite a while, under Vista, and it works flawlessly for me. I RDC into my home machine from work all the time, and I have yet to have an issue with it.

I personally feel that NOD32 is best just left alone, and I think if you give it another chance, you might actually like it. That's just my advice... that's all.

If that absolutely won't work for you... maybe try AVG? I've used it in the past, and it was... well OK...
 

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My antivirus software AVG is blocking all my outgoing e-mails and sends me following error message :

This is the AVG E-mail Scanner program.

I'm sorry to have to inform you that the message returned
below could not be delivered to one or more destinations.
The E-mail server has responded with the following error:

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Cannot open smtp connection to '10.0.0.26'
Connect: Connection refused (10061)

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Your e-mail message is being returned to you in the next part of this
message. Try to send the message again.

Should you need assistance, please contact your administrator or your
Internet service provider.

Can somebody tell me what is wrong. The server adminstrator says that AVG does not allow contact to the server.
 

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Hi
I have found someone using the UDP port 1900 on a open network at the public library. They get into my machine and change settings like the sound settings and so on.

Since they only seem to be using port 1900 is it possible to block this port specifically or should I just block all the UDP ports(the UDP protocol seems to be used by Steam and one game that I don't really play anymore)

What effects of blocking all the UDP ports on a windows 7 64 bit system would there be?
Does windows need this protocol to be open for system use? (I don't see anything "system" related coming up in a network sniffing program I am trying out)

I use AVG internet security and it seems to be letting this one person in on port 1900.

Thanks

Answer:Blocking ports with firewall software ?

Why do you think "someone" is using a specific port? I find very difficult to think that, just because a port is open, and even then, that doesn't gives access to change things like sound settings, making me think there is something else roaming around.

Anyway, an open port is irrelevant without a program using it, either listening for connections or using it to initiate them. Particularly about UDP 1900, it's used for SSDP UPnP (look here for reference), which is known to be a vulnerable protocol that should be always disabled (Windows enables this by default). You may want to check the system services and disable "SSDP discovery" to prevent any exploits on it from other programs in your computer.

About disabling all UDP, don't do that, ever.
Several critical protocols run over UDP, of particular importance being DHCP (port 68) and DNS (port 53). DHCP lets you get an IP address automatically, which is crucual on public networks and sometimes in your own too if you don't know a bit of network management. Without DNS, you can't resolve website addresses, breaking 99% of internet. Some other programs may also use UDP for their own purposes (notably games, but many others too).

The proper way to use a firewall would be to block everything by default, but selectively unblock ports/programs that you know you need. At least some UDP and TCP ports must be open for normal operation.

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