For some time now, I have been receiving from five to 20 unwanted “adult” emails per day. I followed Yahoo's advice on how to block these.
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Do you not know what phishing scams are? Phishing scams are scams where website s and people s attempt to steal your personal information.
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They can put viruses and malware on your computer. Stop clicking links, and perhaps find a website to educate you on internet safety. Also people use those spam sites to create viruses in your computer.
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You opening them puts your computer at risk and just generates more. I just looked in one of my junk folders on my email and I have a ton of spam emails from websites that sound like what your husband is receiving. I have never visited any of those sites. I think your husband is innocent. I get so many of these types of emails but most go to junk mail.
They will always be addressed to me personally and I do wonder how they get my details but its spam and thats all. The best solution is to put it all into junk mail and never even open them. More than half of those e-mails will be "confirm your subscription" mails; as this type of e-mail fraud has increased, more businesses are adding this "opt-in" step to prevent their messages from going to people who didn't really want them.
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Ignore any e-mail asking you to confirm your signing up, because when no response is received, the sign-up is disregarded. Moving on to the rest: Some business send e-mail promotions more often than others. So you will not see "spam" from all of them right away, but you likely will within 10 days or so. Start with the obvious "welcome to our list" mails.
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As obvious as doing this would seem to be, do not click on the "unsubscribe" link. There is a good reason for this advice: Because you didn't initiate the sign-up, you are in the worst possible position to tell whether or not the webpage you are sent to is legitimate! This is what the phishers are hoping for -- that you will click on every "unsubscribe" link you can find, and enter any information it wants -- because you just want to get rid of those e-mails. You should never have to enter a "password" to unsubscribe from a legitimate business' mailing list.
So they filter in some bogus e-mail messages, which get mixed in with all the real ones What should you do instead? Well, this is one case where Google is your best friend. Search for the business whose name appears in the Subject field.
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Try to avoid actually opening the e-mail, just in case it has a malware script embedded in it. Now go directly to the business' website from the Google link, and look for a "contact us" link.
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Use that to send a message to the company, explaining you have been signed up for their e-mails without your consent by a spambot, and requesting removal. There will be a few businesses -- especially those who use third-party companies to manage their mailing lists -- who won't respond.
Add those to the ones who don't have "contact" links at their websites, and then sit back for a week or two.
Remember, even with removal, you might still get an e-mail or two over a day period because of pre-planned mailings. After that time has passed, start looking at the remaining e-mails. Re-Google the names and note the real domain name for each company's link.
Check the "unsubscribe" link in the e-mail to see that it starts not ends with the same domain name. If you don't know how to do that comparison, ask your eight-year-old grandchildren to help. Trust me, they know how to tell real links from fake ones. If the names match, you are very likely safe using that link to unsubscribe. There is a silver lining to this cloud: They've done this in an effort to force users to start paying the monthly fee for premium services.
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