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Talktalk Update


RogBrown 7 3.0k 10 England
22 Feb 2013 8:56AM
Had an email from Talktalk offering a free router software uodate download. I'm very wary about doing stuff like this in case it buggers it up altogether. Has anyone tried it?

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22 Feb 2013 9:00AM
I'm with talktalk (for now) and didn't receive anything. When in doubt, just ring up talktalk to confirm.
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
22 Feb 2013 9:04AM
Me too...although I just checked and there is a talktalk router upgrade available on the TalkTalk site so it may have been genuine. You can download it from there, if anyone confirms that it worked, and improved their service.
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
22 Feb 2013 9:10AM

Quote:When in doubt, just ring up talktalk to confirm.

Good Luck with that Wink

If you get through within a week think yourself lucky ! !
dcash29 9 2.0k England
22 Feb 2013 9:11AM
I updated the router and had no issues but go to the site.

Does anyone know how I can stop forty emails a day going into my inbox even though I've spammed them for months?

Because TalkTalk doesn't.
RogBrown 7 3.0k 10 England
22 Feb 2013 10:18AM

Quote:Does anyone know how I can stop forty emails a day going into my inbox even though I've spammed them for months?

I have the same problem. I can't find a way to block senders on my version.
chris.maddock 13 3.4k United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 10:58AM
If you have POP3 access to the account and usually use a POP3 email client (Thunderbird, Outlook Express, Outlook or similar) to get your emails, I can recommend Mailwasher.
I use the last free version, available from http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/page2.html

You run it before your normal client and it interrogates your inbox and only downloads the headers, allowing you to set filters, block senders, etc. Any emails that meet the filter requirements can be set to be deleted automatically so, once you're happy that the filters are working correctly, you need never see the spam again. You can tell it what your main email client is so once it's done any deletions that you instruct it to do, it can then open your client so you can get the emails you actually want.

It can (v1.33 anyway) only display plain text too, so it won't trigger any "nasties" hidden as payloads.

I've been using it for years and rarely get to see any spam.

Just one caveat - the default on blocking/deleting blocked emails is to "bounce" them, pretending that the mailbox doesn't exist. This is a complete waste of time and is best turned off since 1) if the sender is monitoring spam being read, they'll see that the bounces are not immediate and know that they have "got a live one", or 2) the sender i the email headers isn't the real sender just some poor schmuck who's account has been hijacked or who's email address the g1ts are using so they will get the bounce mails when they aren't the guilty party.
dcash29 9 2.0k England
22 Feb 2013 10:58AM
I fear the only option is to set up a new address
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 11:02AM
try changeing password.: wouldnt touch talktalk aol or tiscali with barge pole Smile
Jestertheclown 6 6.6k 242 England
22 Feb 2013 11:02AM
Gmail and Thunderbird.

I hardly ever see a spam message.
gary_d 7 575 13 Wales
22 Feb 2013 11:16AM

Quote:Try changeing password.: wouldnt touch talktalk aol or tiscali with barge pole Smile



I have used AOL for over fifteen years and the first problem I encountered was this week, I then found I had a problem in the local BT exchange so I don't think it was an AOL problem, AOL even sent an engineer out to my address free of charge to check things out so I can only speak highly of them.
chris.maddock 13 3.4k United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 11:17AM

Quote:Try changeing password.:


How is changing your password going to stop spammers sending you their rubbish?
robthecamman 3 1.4k United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 12:11PM
if you open spam your showing its a live mailbox.then its your own fault just delete em Smile
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
22 Feb 2013 12:38PM
Had my email from Talktalk a few days ago for the same thing and as Pete did verified it, however as it doesn't cover my third party router it did really apply to me.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
22 Feb 2013 6:43PM
Talktalk router upgrade ? I don`t use there routers, I have two of them now, still in there boxes.

But I have not seen an email.

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