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    Angry email

    i curently (for one of my emails) am using yahoo mail...and i get nothing but spam...and pinters as to which email serviece is the best fr spam protection?

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    David

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    umm......turn spamguard feature on?

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    its on..but it still gets flooded

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    **sigh** Then just delete it, you don't have to open it.

    If it makes it into your in-box, mark it as spam...

    Whaddya want...it's free...

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    In my experience the volume of spam seems to be directly related to the size of the provider?

    Yahoo and Hotmail certainly suffer very badly, and AOL certainly used to.

    I would suggest that you find another smaller and more obscure provider. Obviously, do not post your e-mail addy in public, or use it to reply to dubious adverts......check their privacy policy. You might even like to open two accounts, one for your very personal use (family & friends). If you MUST post an addy do it like johndoe@REMOVEME mailisp.com If they cannot work that out, you don't want to hear from them!

    I get very little spam these days, which is probably as well because I swear that if I had my wotsit lengthened one more time I would probably trip over and break my neck

    Good Luck

    EDIT: You might like to look at http://www.fepg.net/ They give links to around 1500 e-mail providers in about 85 countries.
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    is there ANY email services that do NOT allow spamm through?...and couldnt spamm be considered harrassment?..i mean...its on wanted...it makes you feel frusterated..and it tryes to get inside your pants(computer)

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    PostMaster are pretty viligant against spammers, and even took a couple of companies to court recently because they sent UCE to people with @postmaster.co.uk addresses. They also subscribe to a number of mail blacklists and allow you to block single addresses or entire domains (block @hotmail.com, @msn.com and @yahoo.com and you should see a dramatic fall in spam!).
    Paul Waring - Web site design and development.

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    If you really don't want spam, you can get one of the challenge/response systems like Mailblocks (not an endorsement, I use client-side bayesian filtering). Whenever someone new sends you mail, they send a message back asking them to confirm that they are a person. If they confirm, they are whitelistsed. Otherwise, the service does not deliver their mail.

    Downsides:
    * There aren't, AFAIK, any free services that offer this.
    * People while about having to do all this stuff to send you mail

    Upside:
    * Supposedly zero spam

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