Fixing wanted senders blocked by mistake
- For Outlook Express, go to Tools, Message Rules, Blocked Senders List. It
takes two clicks to remove a name that was blocked by mistake. Click Remove,
Some of the mailing list participants are asking for information but have
blocked senders in their attempts to control spam. Blocked sender messages
go to the DELETE folder. Blocking could result in loss of valuable
information from your own relatives or close friends. A quick thanks is
always appreciated when someone has shared information -- otherwise the
sender wonders if you are ill or having computer problems.
Be sure to include a meaningful subject and message in the body of an e-mail
when you want your messages with attachments to be opened. Otherwise it
looks like a spammer might have used your address book to forward
advertising or a virus.
I don't think it makes much difference to the volume of spam if a person has
a common name or a series of initials for their e-mail address.
cerear@... is based on husband's initials and my initials. One
mailing address and messages are usually read in the order received,
sometimes sorted by subject when I get behind.
I've just cleaned out my blocked sender list because most of the spam was
from made-up addresses used only once or twice. Mail is sent and received in
plain text to avoid looking at some of the spam pictures. A quick delete is
easier than a rule for messages containing unwanted words. The spammers use
very common words in subject lines anyway.
- On Sunday, Feb 23, 2003, at 14:15 Canada/Mountain, E.Rodier wrote:
> A quick delete isI guess it depends on the rules. I find that they can work fairly well
> easier than a rule for messages containing unwanted words. The
> spammers use
> very common words in subject lines anyway.
on at least some of the mail (Hot, XXX, more than 3 !, you can imagine
the others based on your spam). I feel it doesn't hurt to add them, if
it stops just a few, it saves me time.