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    Arch-Σigmoid Ausphotography Regular ameerat42's Avatar
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    Warning: More SPAM Email - A Quick In-Box Check

    Guys. Once again it has happened!

    Today I got MORE SPAM from MYSELF!! Others have also reported mail from "ME".

    The tricky thing is that the titles sometimes look reasonable, but the general rule is to CHECK FIRST BEFORE OPENING.
    (And the follow-up rule is: If in doubt, delete it!!)

    The following PIC shows a technique for checking the sender's email address WITHOUT OPENING the
    email itself... (This is for "webmail" services like Yahoo and Optus Webmail. G-Mail not tested, so somebody can.)

    You simply hover the mouse over the Sender's name in the In-Box. If it is NOT from someone you know then
    you can delete it straightaway. (See picture below.)

    Hover mouse over Sender's name...
    Spam-Check.jpg
    Last edited by ameerat42; 15-12-2015 at 8:25am.
    CC, Image editing OK.

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    Can't say I'm surprised you received an email from yourself. Guess that's one better than sending yourself Xmas cards.

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    UPDATE: Just verified the same method works with GMail.

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    I didn't get any spam mail from 'ME' but I did get one from 'YOU'.

    Deleted and blocked.
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    Exactly what is it that is in that box of pills that you want me to buy and why would I need a Rolex when I have a perfectly good Seiko Am?
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    That particular trick works for nearly all types of email software......just saying

    It even works for outlook and any M$ email programs AM

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    Ta. I didn't know, as I only use html mail clients, ie. webmail types. (I don't like the idea of using Outlook as
    it saves all your mail on the HDD.)

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    Where does it save it on the Hard Drive, as my wife uses Outlook (fn windows) and cannot find any deleted mail at all.

    she paid for Outlook and I tell her she is paying twice

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    Eden. In various places depending on the operating system.
    Look for *.pst files (a kind of database). Oh, and they might be hidden, so include "hidden files"
    in your search.

    Hmm! Looking at Google with: "where does outlook store files", or so helps.

    Am.

    Oh, I don't know if there's a cloud service for it now???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameerat42 View Post
    Oh, I don't know if there's a cloud service for it now???
    Office365... But it still does store mails locally... your advice about .pst files is still valid.
    John Blackburn

    "Life is like a camera! Focus on what is important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don't work out take another shot."


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    Yeah I've been getting this spam from you in the last two days again. It's not a big worry since I've learned to ignore your proper non-spam emails anyway.

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    Well, if it's any "consultation", I've been getting spam from a "contact" as well. So have all
    his own contacts, he tells me. I have alerted him too, so who knows?!!

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