Easy way to filter spam e-mails that has "rotating" or "changing" ( i.e. random email name @random domain.domain) e-mail addresses
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 10:46 AM
I am getting flooded with an unsual amount of spam e-mail from "rotating" or "changing" ( i.e. random email name @random domain.domain) e-mail addresses.
Windows Live Mail, tracks them as spam, but I am getting flooded with them.
I use the block senders domain feature and block senders e-mail address feature. But they are useless with those rotaing e-mail addresses/domain names.
I starting noticing this about a month ago. I switch my important accounts over to another private e-mail. I have my suspicison on where it started from (one of my associates e-mail account got hacked), but now even the Windows Live Mail program, is starting to have a rather hard time handiling totally random e-mail addresses from everywhere.
I am not going to put a copy of those addresses, knowing it might cause others to face problems. The email address are just bunch of random characters and numbers. With no meaning.
In the message body it does have links to web site, mostly these e-mails have links to the following domains (which I know who they are) .ru .eu .ca .cn
I checked with my trusted friends and sources, they are not getting anything forwarded from me spam wise, so I know it's coming from outside sending source.
So, what would be the best choice for with minumimal resources.
a) Use Microsoft Outlook Exchange (use the tools feature) to read and look into the e-mail message and delete on key words that are common to the spam I am getting?
b) Use a feature in Windows Live Mail, which I may/may not be using?
c) Can a feature be added to Microsoft Live Mail to do a similar feature like MS Outlook to read the messages (subject line or message body containing the word such as....._ and get rid of it before it hit my inbox?
I am at a loss here. I have used hotmail for over 7 years, and was clean and free of garbage. I should have use a differant email account to my associate, but you never know who to trust anymore!
Please advise and suggest
This forum has helped me out before on a Win 7 issues
________________________________________ Richard Lee Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 6:30 PM
First, I'd like to mention that this is not the support forum for Windows Live Mail. You want to post this in the following forum: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sa/wlgeneraldev/threads
Filtering out these types of email is pretty much impossible if you don't have access to the filter settings. Most of the time the sender's address is spoofed anyway, so blocking them only blocks possibly legitimate email. You need to submit the items as spam via the methods available so it can be documented what is being sent and where from.
Have a great day,
- Proposed As Answer by Daniel Trautman Tuesday, March 27, 2012 6:30 PM