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    Quote Originally Posted by BenjaminO View Post
    Peter had the best suggestion for Outlook.
    Right click the email and go to "Junk Email" then Add the sender to the Blocked sender list.
    All subsequent emails from that sender will go to Junk. You can then check it once and a while and then empty it.
    It's as close to blocking the domain as possible with Outlook.
    It works fine for me.
    Be careful when blocking an entire domain.
    If you, for example, block the gmail domain, all email from anyone using gmail will be blocked.
    Many spammers use far less common domains - usually out of Russia or Asia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    I just checked some of the messages in my Trash folder, and as I suspected they come from a different "address" each and every time. One time it will come from "xyzpdq@sob.com" and the next time the same ad will come from an entirely different address. Blocking by subject doesn't seem to work at all, and how do you block by sender when the sender changes every time?
    Do you have a "Junk" folder?
    The option I described moves offending emails to Junk.
    Give it a try and see if it helps.
    Or...it's possible...
    Your email may have been sold or stolen and you are now on some SPAMers list.

    You might have some luck contacting your email host. SPAM and junk mail only create excess traffic on their servers and they are usually quite helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Many spammers use far less common domains - usually out of Russia or Asia.
    The best thing one can get is an email host that offers a Barracuda type anti-spam filtering option.
    They are very good at catching the constant changes spammers use and are very effective at blockng them.
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    Hunt them down and destroy their servers, burn their houses, sell their children into slavery... or do what I do and just ignore them.

    They only take a second to delete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    I've been trying to eliminate all the spam emails I get on a daily basis by selecting "Rules" and then establishing a rule that an email with that subject line - "Wild Alaskan Salmon" or "Silver Singles Online" or whatever - be moved to the Trash folder. My mail program is Outlook, if that's pertinent. Anyway, it isn't working. I get emails from the same ten or twelve outfits, companies, scammers, whatever they are, almost every day. Any suggestions?
    Rather than trying to "re-route" spam emails after they arrive, you should probably try to eliminate them from ever coming in the first place.

    In my experience almost all spam emails have an "unsubscribe" option somewhere on the page. Typically at the bottom of the email somewhere. Usually in small print not surprisingly.

    This approach works for me. Once i unsubscribe from a particular sender i never get emails from that particular pest again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Rather than trying to "re-route" spam emails after they arrive, you should probably try to eliminate them from ever coming in the first place.

    In my experience almost all spam emails have an "unsubscribe" option somewhere on the page. Typically at the bottom of the email somewhere. Usually in small print not surprisingly.

    This approach works for me. Once i unsubscribe from a particular sender i never get emails from that particular pest again.
    With all due respect...
    There is a difference between Junk mail and spam mail are different.
    Junk mail, the kind I think you are referring to, is usually sent by annoying, but legitimate, businesses...usually.
    I get Junk email from businesses all the time. The dealership we bought our Jeep from for instance.
    I call it Junk because if I want their service I have their phone number and address and don't need constant reminders of sales and special deals etc etc.
    They give you the option to unsubscribe and they honor that choice.

    There are spammers that recognize when you "unsubscribe" you are a legitimate email that more spam can and should be sent to.

    Check the source before you unsubscribe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Rather than trying to "re-route" spam emails after they arrive, you should probably try to eliminate them from ever coming in the first place.

    In my experience almost all spam emails have an "unsubscribe" option somewhere on the page. Typically at the bottom of the email somewhere. Usually in small print not surprisingly.

    This approach works for me. Once i unsubscribe from a particular sender i never get emails from that particular pest again.
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