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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted September 05, 2013 - 07:16 AM

I'm sure this has happened to all of you.

You go to your email box and there it is, an email from someone wanting to sell you Viagra. You know better than to even open it. Who knows what kind of lethal Trojan macro worm is contained therein? So, what do you do? The first choice is to mark it as spam. But, what happens then? Does it quarantine the offending letter? Is it sent to an internet site to be dealt with? Does it transfer to a Congressional committee to be tallied and investigated? Is it traced by State Police to an individual computer? No?

Then why don't I just delete it?


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 07:27 AM

I thought that marking it as spam is for my computor to know to block that source and subject in the future. Someone please enlighten us. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 09:09 AM

You mark it as spam for two reasons.  One if you are using a Web mail client then you are telling the web mail company (like Google or Yahoo) that this is spam and they can update there spam list.  The second reason is; this should then put any further email from that source in you spam folder.  If you are using a local client (Like outlook, Thunderbird etc) then the second part only applies.

 

The advantage of having it go to the spam folder is that instead on deleting each spam email then going to trash and deleting them again there is usually a button or link that will allow you to delete all the contents of the folder at one time and all of it is permanently deleted so you don't have to do it twice.  Also this gives you one last opportunity to scan the email in case something got put there and shouldn't have.  I know I have found email in the spam folder that shouldn't have been there.


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 09:43 AM

Go one better and 'Block & Bounce' the offending email or even the sender's Domain!  Junk Man, Junk!!  Talk to the doc for the little blue pill but screw the advertisements!  That company has raked in billions on that little pill!!  



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Posted September 05, 2013 - 11:38 AM

Just forward it to people you don't like very much.
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Posted September 05, 2013 - 04:26 PM

Go one better and 'Block & Bounce'. . .

I don't know "Block and Bounce'. Is this a software program???



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Posted September 05, 2013 - 08:23 PM

I don't know "Block and Bounce'. Is this a software program???


Hahahahahaha

No. That is a procedure you use on someone who took a Viagra by mistake and is now walking around in public.
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Posted September 05, 2013 - 08:30 PM

LMAO Cat...


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Posted September 06, 2013 - 12:56 AM

I just don't know...  I go to the farthest reaches of the Internet Universe seeking knowledge and enlightenment...  and I never get any spam messages like that.  In fact, I claim the most boring Email box in the entire world.  When I want spam I actually have to open a tin can.


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Posted September 06, 2013 - 03:23 AM

I don't know "Block and Bounce'. Is this a software program???

If you are using Windows live mail you can totally block the junk from the sender from ever getting into your mail..  It 'bounces' the email back to the sender..  I'm sure other programs do it as well..


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Posted September 06, 2013 - 06:30 AM

Can I block it and send it to HH?


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Posted September 06, 2013 - 07:32 AM

Can I block it and send it to HH?

It will take a bit of programming finesse but it CAN be done! :smilewink:



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Posted September 06, 2013 - 07:12 PM

Can I block it and send it to HH?


Remember what happened when the neighbors dog left stuff at Hydro's, don't start nothing!

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Posted September 06, 2013 - 07:14 PM

Mmmmmm. . .  Good idea.



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Posted September 07, 2013 - 12:28 AM

Remember what happened when the neighbors dog left stuff at Hydro's, don't start nothing!

 

 

Mmmmmm. . .  Good idea.

 

You betcha!  That neighbor is now hiding out from the mortgage bank and the taxman.  Don't ever fool with Father Unnatural!:D

 

(BTW, what is the Internet equivelent of "Rotteweiler crap" anyway?):D






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