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Spam and Emails not listed as for my email address

Spam and Emails not listed as for my email address

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Copper Contributor Zzzingy
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Registered: ‎09-01-2009
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Several times a day I get spam on my verizon email and in the TO column it lists a name close to my verizon email, but NOT my email address. This makes unsubscribing impossible.

 

Why can't verizon put in a filter to protect its customers? One that checks to see who the intended TO address is for and the real email address and toss it in spam if they do not match? My email starts with a t, but the last email I got was for {edited for privacy}- not sure if they even exist.

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Registered: ‎07-22-2009
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@Zzzingy wrote:

Several times a day I get spam on my verizon email and in the TO column it lists a name close to my verizon email, but NOT my email address. This makes unsubscribing impossible.

 

Why can't verizon put in a filter to protect its customers? One that checks to see who the intended TO address is for and the real email address and toss it in spam if they do not match? My email starts with a t, but the last email I got was for {edited for privacy}- not sure if they even exist.


Those are tricky spammers.   There's a few things you can do to protect yourself, but spam is a tricky thing to deal with sometimes

 

 

 

  1. You should start reporting the spam with a spam button in the webmail client
  2. Forward spam emails that were not caught to spamdetector.notcaught@verizon.net
  3. Set your e-mail filter. An e-mail filter and spam blocking software are absolutely critical. Set these security measures to update automatically to ensure that you are protected from the latest threats.
  4. NEVER reply to spam. Replying to spam, even to "unsubscribe," could set you up for more spam.
  5. Protect your e-mail address and instant message ID. If you must post this information online, set up two identities, one for real use and one for online activities.
  6. Be wary of e-mail attachments. Change the settings on your e-mail program so that images and attachments are not opened automatically. Only open attachments from users known to you.
  7. Watch out for phishing scams. Don't click on links in e-mails or instant messages unless the sender is known to you. Instead, open a separate web browser and visit the site directly.
  8. Create smart and strong passwords. Use a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.
  9. Never enter your personal information in a pop-up window. You may not be able to tell when a scammer has hijacked a seemingly legitimate site.
  10.  Don't fill out online surveys, or register for contests or fan clubs. These may be fronts for spammers trying to collect your e-mail address.
Also if the above isn't enough for you, mailwasher.net offers a great free spam solution that you can try.
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