A curiosity question about Junk mail

sue_vaFebruary 9, 2012

I use Thunderbird email. Each day I empty my JUNK folder, and today I counted 45 of them. Six were Magic Jack.Some of them came first to the Inbox and I sent them to JUNK.

I have looked at many of them and notice only a couple have "to unsubscribe" on them any more. I wouldn't use that if they did, but what I have found is that if you scroll down just a little you will often find what appears to be messages about this or that. One was about plastic bags, recycling and garbage. Another dealt with the best fish tacos this side of the border. Another was about Mazdas, Toyotas, Subarus, etc. in large bold text; and there were others.

What is this all about? There doesn't seem to be any way to stop them.


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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

you could create a new filter in your spam filters and block anything with magic Jack in it.

I get very little spam and never that one.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 5:16PM
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RC, I'm not more concerned about Magic Jack than the others, I mentioned those because there were just so many of them.

I have Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and Spyware Blaster, and update and run them about every two weeks. I just don't know what else to do to stop all this Spam, and find it odd that some have those messages on them.


    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 9:47AM
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Sue, I'm getting a new slew of junk, much from ".info" addresses. Check the properties and set up a block on the domain name. I've been getting the spam using the name of AARP and other legit companies, but I can assure you that they don't use .info addresses for spamming.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 10:15AM
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Sushipup, I had not even looked at the from addys. So I did and many of them were the ".info" including Magic Jack, and the AARP.

This is my "learn something new every day" lesson. I'm going to check out more of the addys and block them.

Thanks so much!


    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 12:54PM
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Take the address and remove the part before and including the @, then block everything after. I've seen a number of these .info addresses using the same domain, altho new ones show up every day.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 1:10PM
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So far I've gotten a few less by blocking the .info ones.

Tomorrow I will have more time and I'll work on the address/@ way.

Hope that works.


    Bookmark   February 11, 2012 at 2:17PM
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