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Virus/Spam

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Andrew, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Guest

    Hi,
    I am using both office 2k and office 2k3 pro. on outlook, i am getting
    pinged like crazy from usally the same address claiming to have
    microsoft updates, which i know is not true. But i delete them, but i
    get 40 a day easy! On office2k3 it says virus found, but is there a
    way to block the sender on both office 2000 and office 2003
    professional. thanks.

    -ANDREW
     
    Andrew, Apr 28, 2004
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  2. Andrew

    DaveW Guest

    You need to install a Firewall! Zone Alarm is free and pretty good.
     
    DaveW, Apr 29, 2004
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  3. Andrew

    Andrew Guest


    I have Zonealarm and am quite pleased, but it does not stop my
    unwanted email from a "Microsoft provider".
     
    Andrew, Apr 29, 2004
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  4. Andrew

    Aaron Guest

    I have Zonealarm and am quite pleased, but it does not stop my
    There seems to be a common misperception that firewalls stop spam.
    However, spam is not seen to be malicious by a computer, unless it
    happens to contain a virus. So, firewalls with not stop spam because
    they are "legitimate" pieces of data.

    You need spam blocker. This page has a whole list of freeware ones,
    you will also want to maybe check the shareware section:

    http://www.snapfiles.com/freeware/comm/fwspam.html

    I would guess that one of these will work for you; if not, search
    online for "Outlook Spam Blockers." You could lay down some serious
    cash for brand name filters, but if you do, I've heard that Symantec
    quality is going down the tubes. They cause a lot of problems, I
    guess.

    Aaron
     
    Aaron, Apr 29, 2004
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  5. As you says you are being pingged by some address, so u need 2 use
    some Firewall and not any Spam Killer. however he must recognise the
    address frm where u r being pinged and search for it, as this address
    may belong to urs ISP or E-mail provided.
     
    Dakshdeep Singh, Apr 29, 2004
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  6. Many people are confused between firewalls and Spam filters. I prefer
    to use a hardware firewall than a software one. I found that the
    firewall programs are very resource heavy, and have also caused me
    some problems.

    If you are knowledgable, there is a very good mail rules setup in
    Office Outlook, and in Outlook Express. If you read the help system
    very carefully you will be able to figure it out.

    The filter system in these email programs can be very detailed, and
    they are very versitile and flexable in how they can be set up.

    With a lot of patients, you can enter the subject names that you want
    to have deleted. I would not use the senders as a criteria, since
    these change constantly with Spam. The subject lines will sometimes
    contain non standard chracters. You will have to be creative in using
    the character map, or viewing the source code of the emails to copy
    the characters over to the filter entry prompts.

    You can make a filter where you can tell it to delete emails off the
    server before downloading your emails.

    I have a site where I am getting over 300 Spams a day on our accounts.
    I made a very extensive filtering in Outlook to keep this clean. I
    have it do an email check about every 90 minutes. During this email
    check it will delete all the undesired emails.

    Jerry G.
    ========
    http://www.zoom-one.com
     
    Jerry Greenberg, Apr 30, 2004
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