Online Quilting Guild

Hosted by Janet Wickell (janma)|ScrapQuilts.com

Welcome to our free quilting forum, the Online Quilting Guild, where you can share ideas about quilting, swap fabrics and other projects, and chat with quilters worldwide.

  • 6017
    MEMBERS
  • 132154
    MESSAGES
  • 13
    POSTS TODAY

Discussions

Deluged by Spam Email's in my Earthlink.net Email Account on Home Computer   Off-Topic Chat

Started Jun-27 by judyinohio; 1222 views.
In reply toRe: msg 3
Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Jun-27

third vote for gmail...

but....its Google...and who knows what they are up to

 it is pretty spam free

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

Jun-27

Have you contacted EarthLink, I have had to contact my email provider a time or two regarding some spam.  They have been able to block the emails once they knew they were getting thru.

Jo

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-27

I certainly have contacted Earthlink.

The first time I contacted them and actually spoke with a person (who had an Asian accent of some kind) the problem was fixed for about four or five weeks but now it has come roaring back. I do everything I can to manually report the spam items and try to block the spam domains but they are coming so "fast and furious", changing one character in the domain's address, etc., that it is rather like a mudslide of some kind and it is impossible to keep up with.

I think Earthlink has an enemy out there on the Internet.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-27

A friend told me that you get advertising with a gmail account.  I am not interested in advertising with my emails.

In reply toRe: msg 3
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-27

With Earthlink.net I went from 1998 until just a few months ago with zero spam in my Inbox. 

Of course, I paid a monthly fee for this luxury but it was worth it. I also pay for AdBlockerPlus on Firefox. I'm cranky that way .... I want "peace and quiet" on my desktop computer.  stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

That's why I am so p....d off about Earthlink's SpamBlocker not working any more.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Jun-28

the ads are not intrusive on gmail..just single lines at the top of your folders...clearly marked with AD...they are not in your face type of ads and you can ignore them

I have yahoo too...and their ads are sometimes obnoxious...but the spam filter on yahoo is pretty good too..I 'think' they have a paid version that knocks out the ads...

In reply toRe: msg 9
CozyQuilts

From: CozyQuilts

Jun-28

I have both a gmail and yahoo accounts and neither one have given me any trouble with spam.  If I do have any, I just mark it as spam and no more issues.  I vote for either yahoo or gmail.  By the way, I have a yahoo account because I have AT&T as my carrier.

Judy, have you contacted earth link to see if they can help you?  Sometimes the spam is not from the senders necessarily but you may have a lurker in your system that could've taken control of your account.  You can go to Microsoft and they have help links on how to get rid of them.  I had that happen to me about 10 years ago and I had to go into my system and clear it out and change accounts.  Try this and see if it helps:  https://support.earthlink.net/articles/policy-procedures/how-to-report-fraud-junk-and-spam-emails.php.  Maybe they can help.

Good luck!

MarciainMD

From: MarciainMD

Jun-28

We have a yahoo account and haven't had any problems with spam.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jun-28

A "lurker in my system"?  What does that mean?   I use a Mac and so as far as I know have no connection to anything with Microsoft.

The Earthlink support link you gave me had a 404 Not Found error message.

Guess I am striking out today. Had a visitor at our home all afternoon so didn't have the time to go to Earthlink's support chat center and by the time she left I was exhausted after hearing about her suicidal son and other problems.

Tomorrow is another day for me to organize my thoughts on this issue which are trivial compared to my friend's problems. 

But while I was talking with my friend in our living room thirty-three spammy emails piled up in my computer's Inbox in the span of two hours and 39 minutes.  That's 159 minutes divided by 33 or approximately one spam email every 5 minutes.

Supply your own cuss word, please.

CathyDB1

From: CathyDB1

Jun-28

In the past week I have gotten over 2500 spam emails in my Yahoo account. I don’t even check my gmail anymore because for the past few years it has been a spam collection point!!! Don’t know what to tell you. They all pretty much suck.

Cathy 

 

TOP