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Forgive me and I'm sorry. (Chuckling here). But when I first laid eyes on the title of this message, I immediately thought of a multitude of old spam recipes.  You know that chopped and pressed mystery meat product in a can that many of us grew up on.  I guess that goes to show, that sometimes there's not only an age gap but a culture gap as well. Not to mention, I'm not really that computer savvy anyway.Smiley Very Happy

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Just chiming in with Brightpool. Your email should have a SPAM filter and you need to learn how to use that. Brightpool's posting is spot on.


"...Why is everyone a victim? Take personal responsibility for your life..."
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You probably won't ever stop them, completely, but your e-mail provider might have a way for you to send particular e-mails directly to a spam folder or delete them. I suggest the former, so you can review the files and delete them from your spam folder when you are sure you don't want them.
Your spam filter should have a way for you to block e-mails from certain addresses, such as those that end with jp or de or whatever. To block those, you can use wild cards in the box. An example of a good block might be *@*.*.jp or *@*.*.de. You would use the at sign (@) where it is placed in the address and put the appropriate number of asterisks and periods to match the layout of the address.
For example, if you start getting e-mails from outtogetcha@lookout.gonnagetcha.jp, you'd block it with *@*.*.jp (I left off the period for the sentence so you wouldn't think it's part of the string you'd use.)

You would separate the addresses either with commas or by putting each one on its own line. Check the instructions to know which one your spam filter uses.
Your spam filter should include other means to block spam, such as e-mails that contain certain words, either in the subject line or body of the e-mails - hot dates, russian, and so on.
My efforts have trimmed down my spam e-mails to a trickle of three or four per day in my spam folder and hardly ever any in my in box.

Good luck.

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On average  20 weird items land in my SPAM.  The titles are discusting so I never open them. I have never gone to a porn site.  

How do I stop these?

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