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Old 05-07-2017, 08:10 AM   #1
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This is not a joke. I honestly cannot recall when I might have done it, but I presume at some point I inadvertently opened some X-related website. In any event, over the last several weeks my Spam filter is getting some 25 of these emails every day.
Good news is that my Gmail does indeed funnel them to Spam automatically, so I can delete them en masse. I am not a prude, but I have to confess I do not like seeing so many of these attempted emails (Tiana is especially persistent. I get her emails 3 times a day, with the title of the email saying she wants to come over).
I won't open the emails, to see if I could "unsubscribe," because I'm concerned that would open a floodgate. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:16 AM   #2
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Any suggestions?
No. Your spam filter is doing what it was designed to do and there is nothing you can do to stop spammers sending you emails.
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:36 AM   #3
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I would scan the device you are using (you didn't mention if you clicked when on a computer or other device) for malware. The spam filter is doing it's job, but getting a lot seems odd which makes we wonder if some "naughty" (couldn't resist ) malware got installed after you clicked accidentally.
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:48 AM   #4
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No. Your spam filter is doing what it was designed to do and there is nothing you can do to stop spammers sending you emails.
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GMail's spam filter is excellent. I check the spam filter every one or two weeks, occasionally something legit slips in. Most spam is either porn, financial, or scam/fraud. Those last two categories are not easy to distinguish from each other.

Unsubscribe only works for legitimate email (and not always). Don't even think about trying to unsubscribe to spam, the most likely outcome is much greater problems.
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As I think about this a bit more as to why the OP is getting a lot of x-rated emails. Probably by clicking accidentally on that link, the email go captured as one to spam. The spam filter is doing it's job and hopefully, in time the amount should fade away.

For me, if I had them filling my email, even in the spam folder, that would bug me also.
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I only have increases in spam when someone includes the email address in a multi-address email (especially my sister). It is as though other people on the To or CC list are having their email/contacts harvested and not a problem initiating from my own computer.
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I just checked. At the present moment I have 32 spams to delete in my email account, and of those 32, one is "Love Connection: Here's a personal match for you". But otherwise, no sex related spams, whew.

Right now I am getting a lot of spams telling me about supposed jobs in my local area, which obviously I don't want either. I don't go to employment related websites, so I'm not sure why I get them.

My guess is that no matter what we do, we get avalanched by certain types of spam now and then, and then after a few months it changes to another type of spam. I don't pay much attention to spam and just delete it without thinking much about the content.

I have noticed that I get almost no spam in email accounts that I don't use or log into regularly. So somehow, they know what we are doing.......




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Spam often includes beacons to know whether the spam was viewed. Once the sender knows someone is seeing their message they'll send more spam, or sell your email address. You can overcome the beacons by viewing your email with images turned off. Without visible images, the beacons will not be activated, and the sender will think the spam was not seen. That will reduce the amount of future spam you need to wade through.
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So that's why advertisers like Amazon send email teasers that you must download the pictures to see/get a picture of what the deal is.
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:12 AM   #10
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If your email service allows, you might try blocking all ".us" addresses. My spam blocker and system was almost overwhelmed by all kinds of junk including "invitations" like the OP mentioned. All I ever got from .us domains was crap mail
I think I actually ended up having my webmaster block at the system level--made HUGE DIFFERENCE.
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So that's why advertisers like Amazon send email teasers that you must download the pictures to see/get a picture of what the deal is.
Not only that but the beacon is frequently embedded into an image that is compressed into only a single pixel so you don't even see it.
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So that's why advertisers like Amazon send email teasers that you must download the pictures to see/get a picture of what the deal is.
I don't think I've ever received an email teaser from Amazon (and I use Amazon a lot). Maybe they are spam?

If anyone needs a Viagra link let me know--about 90 percent of the emails in my spam folder are offering incredible deals.
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Juno has an email blocker where you can specify domain names of blocked email senders. But the spammers change slightly the domain names so the blocking feature is not very effective. I have asked Juno many times to allow the use of wild cards to block larger groups of domain names. For example, I get spam from xxx.junkmail.com and yyy.junkmail.com. A wild card to block both, and many more types, would be *.junkmail.com. These wild cards are already usable when blocking internet websites in the browser security settings, so why not for unwanted email domains?


Then you have the spoofers who used MY email address as the sender's, so I had to block that, too, to cut down on the spam.
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An interesting read on SPAM and how a lot of it is controlled is 'SPAM Nation' by Brian Krebs. Seems like most of it is controlled by Russian companies through botnets. They control 1000's of computers around the world that have been hacked through malware and use them to send the spam emails. Anyone's computer could be one of them if they don't take computer security seriously and scan for malware and viruses regularly. They have many ways to get your email address, often times from legit companies, so you don't need to have visited a porn web site to get porn spam.
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Outlook was doing a great job keeping spam at bay, until I visited a "neighborhood watch" site to check if a rumor about a neighborhood sex offender was true (it was, and he is on the national registry). My antivirus did not warn on this site.

Suddenly I started getting tons of email offers for replacement windows, doors, basement waterproofing, home loans, reverse mortgages, credit cards, and "prizes" (gift cards from Amazon, Target, Walmart). It has taken a long time to "train" Outlook to reject these spammers, and even now one or two a day get through.
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Got bitten awhile back using Outlook Express. Just previewing one email places a keylogger on my computer. I've since switched to an email reader that get emails in text (not html) format so I can do a quick exam before decided if I want to view in html format.

With my email reader with good spam filter, junk mail isn't much of an issue. I get about 10 (not porn email but other spam) each morning that I delete.

I have several rules set up with my reader to direct different emails to various folders. For example, one folder I have for camelcamelcamel emails for my Amazon price watching.
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If the emails are coming from a few or same senders, Gmail has an option to block all emails from them and never even deliver to your spam folder
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Your gmail address has been added to spam lists. Nothing you do can prevent the sending. If you click or open, good luck.

Gmail spam box auto deletes mail after 30 days.
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Thanks for the replies. Going forward, I'll just ignore my Spam folder and periodically do an en masse delete.
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Spam often includes beacons to know whether the spam was viewed. Once the sender knows someone is seeing their message they'll send more spam, or sell your email address. You can overcome the beacons by viewing your email with images turned off. Without visible images, the beacons will not be activated, and the sender will think the spam was not seen. That will reduce the amount of future spam you need to wade through.
im not sure what he just said, but this looks like the answer
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