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Blocking unwanted Emails and Mobile Phone


SlowSong Plus
11 8.3k 30 England
7 Oct 2019 8:44AM
I wonder if someone could answer a question regarding blocking spam. I've been getting a lot more lately.
I don't leave messages on my email when I've finished with them so I delete them.

What I want to know is, after I've blocked a spam emailer on my computer, I delete the message. Will the sender still be blocked if I do this, or by deleting the unwanted message after blocking, does it become unblocked? The same with phone messages. Or do I have to keep the spam in the folder for it to remain blocked?

I hope I've explained that correctly. Any info would be very useful.
Thank you.

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Dave_Canon 13 1.6k United Kingdom
7 Oct 2019 10:00AM
It depends on the ISP and software you use. I do not personally find spam emails much of a problem at this time but it has been worse in the past. My main three email addresses are with virgin but the basic account emails address is known only to me and virgin so no spam received. For the other two, my email address has escaped all round the world though entering international competitions. Even so the vast majority of spam is filter out by Virgin (98%?) and the rest are filtered by Outlook which collects all my emails from the ISP's. The only main source of spam is my couple of camera club email addresses which seem to attract spam but the Club ISP does not offer any sensible filtering. For the one address, I changed it to make it less attractive to spammers and for the other, it is now forwarded via Virgin so is now well filtered. So the few that end up in my in-box (say about 1-2 a month), I mark as junk in Outlook which then blocks that address. The junk email is automatically quarantined by Outlook with all live links disabled and from time to time I delete them. Outlook will continue to block those addresses even after the deletion. For my wanted emails, I keep most of them for a record given most are club or business activities. I now have G Bytes of emails dating back to 2003.

Dave
SlowSong Plus
11 8.3k 30 England
7 Oct 2019 10:03AM

Quote: I mark as junk in Outlook which then blocks that address. The junk email is automatically quarantined by Outlook with all live links disabled and from time to time I delete them.
Ah, that's what I was after. So Outlook remembers the blocked addresses even when I've deleted them. Excellent. Thanks Dave.
Willpower 8 494 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2019 11:54AM
I also take the precaution of manually blocking any spam I get. Outlook has already junked them, but these days spammers are using so many false addresses that they reappear in a few days under a different address.
I manually block them every time and then permanently delete both from inbox & junk & deleted folders.
SlowSong Plus
11 8.3k 30 England
7 Oct 2019 5:35PM
Is it the same principle for mobile phone calls.
MentorRon 1 60 Canada
7 Oct 2019 8:09PM
This may not be directly related, but interesting.
This is in regard to router blocking malicious people on the Internet.
For some time, when I happen to use Yahoo!! instead of Google (using Chrome or IE),
I was getting those pages which block you out of the browser and say your computer is
compromised (call this number to unlock it).
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My router IS set up the way the manual says is best, but I happened to
find an older device in a thrift store. It is called an Alpha Shield and is a hardware spam
blocker from years back.
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I added it in between my router and desktop computer and from
that day have never received another one of these instances !!! A bit hard to believe,
but it does seem to work. The company that made them went out of business years ago,
so I'm glad I found this cheap little miracle worker that was just Plug'n'Play !!!
Dave_Canon 13 1.6k United Kingdom
7 Oct 2019 8:25PM
Ron, I have never seen anything like this but my web access is monitored by Bullguard which would block access to any dodgy site.

Dave
Jestertheclown 11 8.0k 252 England
7 Oct 2019 9:19PM

Quote:my web access is monitored by Bullguard which would block access to any dodgy site.

Malwarbytes Premium does this too.
MentorRon 1 60 Canada
8 Oct 2019 6:44PM

Quote:
Quote:my web access is monitored by Bullguard which would block access to any dodgy site.

Malwarbytes Premium does this too.



I have Malwarebytes software, but unfortunately it caused LOTS of problems with every Windows 10 annual upgrade. Had to remember to uninstall it before I let MS do the update, so I just let Windows do it's thing with Windows' built-in Security suite. Zero headaches. There were other 3rd party free softwares that created similar problems, so they're gone too (some were not reinstalled by W10 after the upgrades).
Jestertheclown 11 8.0k 252 England
8 Oct 2019 8:38PM
You mention other free software; were you using Malwarebytes Premium, the paid for version?
I've been using it for some time yet not one of the updates to Windows 10 has been problematic.
MentorRon 1 60 Canada
10 Oct 2019 1:32AM

Quote:You mention other free software; were you using Malwarebytes Premium, the paid for version?
I've been using it for some time yet not one of the updates to Windows 10 has been problematic.


I use all free software, Including Windows 10.:
Just because it's free shouldn't mean it is incompatible.
But no issues since I stopped using Malwarebytes.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware
Malwarebytes Anti-ransomware
Malwarebytes Anti-rootkit
Tianshi_angie 4 2.6k England
11 Oct 2019 11:39AM
I use Malwarebytes free version and it has never caused any problems with Windows 10 updates. I have used it for many years on every pc/laptop I have had and I have never found it to cause problems.


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