How to get rid of this junk mail.....

@sissy67 (225)
United States
November 23, 2008 9:40am CST
I have been gettin junk email for a long time from the UK Lottery, United Kingdom, Lotto, and stuff like that. It has even started coming to me under peoples names with subjects tht they are dying and they need my help. All of them ask for the same thing...my email addresss and my mailing address. Of course, I just block them, but they continue to send emails to me under other names and headings. Anyone know why I get these and how I can absolutely get rid of them without having to change the email addresss and stuff.
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@derek_a (10894)
23 Nov 08
Spam e-mail I believe is here to stay and I get tons of it every day. My webmail accounts (which I use more frequently because of spam), have junk folders in which spam is automatically put. With Outlook, I use filters. If there is an attachment, it does into the trash - I can check it later if I am expecting an attachment. Then I set up a rule that any e-mail that has the word "lottery" in it, either in the subject line or body of the e-mail goes into the trash also. This may help a little.
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@sissy67 (225)
• United States
23 Nov 08
I use Outlook too but I wasnt aware that they had filters.
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@derek_a (10894)
24 Nov 08
Yes. Go into "tools" at the top of the window and select "rules wizard". It takes is a bit of working out if you've not used it before, but you'll soon get the hang of it. :-) Derek
@Jimeous (858)
• New Zealand
24 Nov 08
GaaaaaaaHHHHhhhhhh.... They drive me insane those e-mails, I did one of the worst things when I didn't know any better and tried to unsubscribe from thier mailing list, and you guessed it, the problem got even worse. Now I do what you do, just block them, and where possible flag them as spam so my E-mail Provider will intercept any e-mails which are similar and dump them in my Junk Folder. But a few of those nasty little buggahs get through :)
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• United States
23 Nov 08
i get junk e-mail from these people too and i've never even visited the 'UK Lottery' website or anything like that. i just mark them as spam and they get automatically deleted from my g-mail account.
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• India
23 Nov 08
well u can report them as spam each time dotn try *unsubscribing* i mean dont clikc on the link in the email or use gmail!
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• United States
23 Nov 08
usually it is just something you have to put up with, PUT IT IN THE SPAM/BULK Folder
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@jedimind (200)
• Singapore
24 Nov 08
if you're willing, you could start a new E-mail account with gmail. In my opinion, they have one of the best spam filters out there. if not, i think there's also a function to redirect your mails to the gmail account. so when people email your original address, it gets directed to gmail, and hence, will filter the spam/junk mail
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
24 Nov 08
If your internet provider allows you multiple email addresses, you might consider creating a new (additional) address, and notify your friends and family (only), and do NOT use that address to register or sign up for anything. that way - you can allow your email account to just fill up with whatever, and when it gets full enough, mail will start being bounced (rejected). Otherwise, you'll just have to put up with it. Good luck. I find it amazing that so many people waste their time and ours, send stuff out that 98% of us will not even read. What a bunch of dummies !!
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
24 Nov 08
I didn't explain that very well - - what I referred to about the email account filling up with junk mail, was in reference to the account you are now speaking about. Sorry about that.
@djonghs (560)
• Indonesia
24 Nov 08
I thin the best way to that to report this problem to your mail provider and let them take action. The action taken by your provider will more effective then the action taken by you. BR
@sissy67 (225)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Thanks to everybody! Im gonna check out some of the things that were suggested and then I will definetly put a call into my internet provider. I dont mind a little junk mail, but golly gee...when I get like 15 a day from these people...that gets old.
• India
24 Nov 08
just ignore it,my openion is just to delete all this folks massages ..
• India
24 Nov 08
Once the junk mails started coming you can't stop. Remember the proverb 'Prevention is better than cure'. You might have registered in some websites which share the email ids of their registered users. Once the spam people get the email id they will start sharing with other Spam people and it keep on spreading. So better create one more email id and use that for anyother registration of websites.
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
24 Nov 08
Sorry you cannot get rid of them. Once they have your email address it will be sold to other spammers. They do not care about you only that your email address is still viable. The only way to stop this is to open up a new email address. In the future use a disposable email address which redirects the emails to your main address, that way when the spammers get a hold of your email address you just cancel it and open an new one.
@manunulat (605)
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
That's right. I even experience that too. Check on some links if there's this unsubscibe option so that you wont be receiving such mail again. One way to avoid that is to stop opening and punching in some email subscriptions to other sites which may share it to their affiliates. You might want to check for "managing emails" on your email service provider...