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Can someone help me STOP this particular spammer?

Posted Thursday, June 23, 2011, at 8:39 PM

I get about 90+ e-mails from one particular gmail account, then it changes to another gmail account and 90+ more, then changes again.

The message is all the same asking why I have not shipped their item. They give me a link to see what item they are talking about, but I am not biting.

I am able to block them from my computer until they change names, but my cell phone is filling up every hour. Verizon seems to have no answer. Does anyone else know a solution?

I would settle for knowing I blew up their computer but so far all I can think of is to report it to gmail which does no good.

I hate to block all gmail accounts, but......


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I don't know what you use for email, but most clients allow you create rules. If you can find a phrase within the body specific to these email (the link for example), create a rule and give it a destination of the trash can.

-- Posted by benjithegreat98 on Thu, Jun 23, 2011, at 8:59 PM

I saw that option in the original website web mail. Being specific will keep it from throwing out other emails that are similar but not the same?

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 23, 2011, at 10:33 PM

Ha! I have the same problem. There is a French email I keep getting promoting an item called 'Pamcimax'. I keep trying to block it (and a lot of other spam emails) in my Windows Live Mail, but it never works. I don't understand why a 'block e-mail sender' option never seems to work...I get this particular email at least twice a day.

-- Posted by espoontoon on Fri, Jun 24, 2011, at 7:37 AM

The block usually works on my computer, so your spammer might be changing a little "something" in their address that fools the blocker.

Mine keeps changing gmail accounts and is now changing the message slightly, BUT I'm gonna give it a try right now.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 24, 2011, at 7:50 AM

espoontoon, you can set up a filter to catch the key word and have it sent directly to the trash. I used to get all of the spam mails for viagra (lol) and the Luis Vitton and such. I would block the email and there were always more to come. So you can just block certain words that will be in the subject. I use Gmail and Yahoo. I personally think that Yahoo is horrible because they could care less about spammers.

-- Posted by PrpleHze on Fri, Jun 24, 2011, at 8:10 AM

The filters helped e-mail but my cell phone is still getting them from my web mail site.

I thought the cell phone picked up from my web mail inbox but occasionally it must slip through before it gets zapped.

Bottom line is that is has slowed down, and I can live with that. Thanks!!

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 24, 2011, at 10:08 AM

They are back again with the same verbiage as before. Maybe something has changed but it is not obvious.

Darn! Is there something I can send to the link that screws it up?

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jun 24, 2011, at 1:31 PM

My ISP's webmail has a filter page where you can blacklist by different criteria. This blocks it at the ISP level and it would never reach your inbox. Double check to make sure your ISP doesn't have any filtering tucked away in the webmail interface somewhere.

-- Posted by GoTitans on Fri, Jun 24, 2011, at 2:06 PM

go titans has a good solution I will do some research too.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Sun, Jun 26, 2011, at 11:17 PM

Still has not stopped them. Basically because they make small changes.

I can not see what they hope to get from these incessant, $%^& emails. When I get them in burst of 15-20, shouldn't a person who has any brain guess that they are phishing?

IF it is the annoyance factor, these folks are mentally unstable if they get pleasure with no rewards. They can not hear the collective scream, can they?

I can not shut down the e-mail, so I guess it is my little irritation of each day until they get bored.

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Jun 27, 2011, at 7:40 AM

I am happy to report the bursts have dissipated to a dribble at the moment. Maybe it just takes tie for blocking to take hold?

I sure hope I have not blocked legitimate ones. My overall e-mail inflow has reduced substantially.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 30, 2011, at 8:40 AM

I have the problem with a spammer on my cell phone. It's a message such as " Hi What are you up to?" and then on the bottom it say " you can reply to this message" It looks like a simple text from a friend but is actually a hook for some come "talk" to me pay site. I contacted Verizon who says that because it is from a computer some where my only option is to delete it (and still be billed for the text on my bill). I have 3rd party sites blocked to where they can not charge my phone for anything so I'm safe from that but stuck with the messages from "monkeybutt" seeking my attention............... It would seem that there should be a way to block these calls

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Thu, Jun 30, 2011, at 8:12 PM

If nothing else I would think Verizon should give credit. Enough credit given and they would find a way to stop it.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jul 1, 2011, at 4:58 PM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.