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rebozo
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The spam filter is horrible, and I suspect that Verizon is letting spam through on purpose.  Am I wrong?

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rhdjr
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i get 15-20 per day and repeatedly for senders i have marked as spam.  2, 3 spams a week get thru yahoo filters.  verizon must be allowing it thru

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webmail-user
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I had my primary email address compromised and could not stop receiving spam almost daily. Since nothing I tried worked, I ended up creating and using an email alias, turned OFF the Spam Detector, deleted all the Blocked Senders, left only one filter to move email sent to my primary email address to a folder I called "filtered" (so I didn't miss anything important still being sent to my [now abandoned] primary email address and would not have to see the spam in my Inbox). I expected to see a flood of spam in the "filtered" folder but instead I haven't received any spam for 3-1/2 days. I can't explain it but it works for me.

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kaytabor30
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rebozo
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Registered: ‎05-18-2013
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The spam filter is horrible, and I suspect that Verizon is letting spam through on purpose.  Am I wrong?

I believe you are right since verizon does not recommend using a third part email client.when you complain about spam

they should recommend a third party client.any experienced computer user could tell you that verizon web base mail is junk.

 
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PJL
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@rebozo wrote:

The spam filter is horrible, and I suspect that Verizon is letting spam through on purpose.  Am I wrong?


Yes I think you're wrong.  I get litereally less than one spam e-mail in my verizon.net accounts (four of them) over a 90 day period.  I protect my email addresses like the keys to my house (well actually better).  I have never clicked the "unsubscribe" link on an spam because this action actually verifies the address to the spammer as being valid and it gets put on a list of valid emails that is sold and resold.  I don't use my primary account to sign up for anything but with those companies I trust like my bank.  I don't even use it for Amazon.com.  I have several other email accounts but also protect them in a similar manner, and rarely get any spam for them.  These accounts are on Outlook.com, Yahoo.com, gmail.com, charter.net and aol.com.  The AOL account is the only one that gets spam, probably 4-5 per week.  But the AOL spam filter is not very good -- much worse than Verizon's and the other providers.

I suspect my paranoid protection of my email addresses is why I don't get and real amount of spam.  But since it works (combined with the spam filters of the email providers) I guess it's not so paranoid after all.

Justin46
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@PJL wrote:

@rebozo wrote:

The spam filter is horrible, and I suspect that Verizon is letting spam through on purpose.  Am I wrong?


Yes I think you're wrong.  I get litereally less than one spam e-mail in my verizon.net accounts (four of them) over a 90 day period.  I protect my email addresses like the keys to my house (well actually better).  I have never clicked the "unsubscribe" link on an spam because this action actually verifies the address to the spammer as being valid and it gets put on a list of valid emails that is sold and resold.  I don't use my primary account to sign up for anything but with those companies I trust like my bank.  I don't even use it for Amazon.com.  I have several other email accounts but also protect them in a similar manner, and rarely get any spam for them.  These accounts are on Outlook.com, Yahoo.com, gmail.com, charter.net and aol.com.  The AOL account is the only one that gets spam, probably 4-5 per week.  But the AOL spam filter is not very good -- much worse than Verizon's and the other providers.

I suspect my paranoid protection of my email addresses is why I don't get and real amount of spam.  But since it works (combined with the spam filters of the email providers) I guess it's not so paranoid after all.


I agree with PJL.

I am not anywhere near as dedicated as PJL is regarding protecting my Verizon email addresses Smiley Happy , but I pretty much never get more than 1 or 2 SPAM emails a day, and 99% of those are caught by the Verizon SPAM filter before my email client sees them. I know this because I have the filter save the emails in the SPAM folder on the web, and I generally check that folder once a day to see if the filter has accidentally caught a legitimate email (and yes, probably 2 or 3 times a month it does, so for me it is worth saving the SPAM to a folder and checking it daily).

I use Windows Live Mail on my PC to actually receive and manage my emails, but I almost never get anything there that isn't something I want to see. So for me the Verizon SPAM filter works very well.

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Justin
FiOS TV, 25/25 Internet, and Digital Voice user
QIP7232, QIP7100-P2, IMG 1.9.4
Keller, TX 76248 (VHO 1)

kaytabor30
Enthusiast - Level 3

Justin you ever notice the spam the spam detector is catching is old spam that verizon has already marked as spam

if you do action tab n then choose reply you will see this. very interesting(i know you should not reply)

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Justin46
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@kaytabor30 wrote:

Justin you ever notice the spam the spam detector is catching is old spam that verizon has already marked as spam

if you do action tab n then choose reply you will see this. very interesting(i know you should not reply)


OK, so today I finally received some new SPAM, I did what you suggested, and I don't see anything to verify what you are saying. Or maybe I am just not understanding what you are saying.

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Justin
FiOS TV, 25/25 Internet, and Digital Voice user
QIP7232, QIP7100-P2, IMG 1.9.4
Keller, TX 76248 (VHO 1)

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kaytabor30
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sorry about that justin if you do action>reply>send you will get the spam faq which means verizon has already marked as spam and the same email is back again.

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Justin46
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@kaytabor30 wrote:

Justin you ever notice the spam the spam detector is catching is old spam that verizon has already marked as spam

if you do action tab n then choose reply you will see this. very interesting(i know you should not reply)


No I have not noticed that. I just checked, no SPAM since I deleted 2 yesterday morning, so I will have to wait until some more comes in.

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Justin
FiOS TV, 25/25 Internet, and Digital Voice user
QIP7232, QIP7100-P2, IMG 1.9.4
Keller, TX 76248 (VHO 1)

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walt178
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@PJL wrote:
... I protect my email addresses like the keys to my house (well actually better).  

That is the best way to control spam. Like PJL, I use several email addresses.  Most tightly controlled, and one used to give out when a site insists on an email address, but I don't want them to have the one I use.

Another thought to keep in mind is that if you use a lot of social media, you're vulnerable no matter how well you try to protect your privacy.  If some nefarious type gains access to your friends address book, they will know everything your friend put in it.  

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kaytabor30
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wow pjl AOL account is the only one that gets spam, probably 4-5 per week.  But the AOL spam filter is not very good -- much worse than Verizon's and the other providers. you might wanna read up on how to set the spam settings in aol.

how long have you been on the internet pjl?

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PJL
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@kaytabor30 wrote:

wow pjl AOL account is the only one that gets spam, probably 4-5 per week.  But the AOL spam filter is not very good -- much worse than Verizon's and the other providers. you might wanna read up on how to set the spam settings in aol.

how long have you been on the internet pjl?


The AOL spam filter is set properly.

My point is that of all the email service providers I use, AOL's spam filter is the worse.  What's your point, other than being rude? 

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kaytabor30
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pjl first off aol mail is the best by far at controling spam.that biing said if you setup up your contact list then go to options(thetop right corner of the page) then select mail settings then spam settings

Spam Settings
Spam Filter
Recommended setting is medium
Low
Only obvious Spam messages will be identified and delivered to the Spam folder.
Some Spam messages may be delivered to your Inbox.
 
Sender Filter
Allow mail only from people I know
 
Content Filter
 Block mail containing pictures or files
 Block mail containing specific words and phrases
 

Blocked Mail

i would tick block pictures then permanently delete blocked mail

 Permanently delete blocked mail
 Deliver blocked mail to Spam folder
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PJL
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@kaytabor30 wrote:

pjl first off aol mail is the best by far at controling spam.that biing said if you setup up your contact list then go to options(thetop right corner of the page) then select mail settings then spam settings

Spam Settings
Spam Filter
Recommended setting is medium
Low
Only obvious Spam messages will be identified and delivered to the Spam folder.
Some Spam messages may be delivered to your Inbox.
 
Sender Filter
Allow mail only from people I know
 
Content Filter
 Block mail containing pictures or files
 Block mail containing specific words and phrases
 

Blocked Mail

i would tick block pictures then permanently delete blocked mail

 Permanently delete blocked mail
 Deliver blocked mail to Spam folder

Thanks, but I don't need your tutorial.  AOL spam settings are already set to high. 

AOL does not have the best spam filter "by far" in my experience.  If your experience is better, then good for you.  But for me it's the worst.  We're all allowed our opinions, and you clearly have yours.  Thanks again for expressing it.

(You won't be getting a further reply from me to you on this subject.)

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kaytabor30
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Rebozo, If you get a decent third party email client like windows mail,windows live or a newer version of outlook and setup your contact list then setup the safe list (tools>safe options )then the safe list tab

then use safe list option and delete junk mail you can control the spam.

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