Home-made spam filter

Here's a great way to filter out junk e-mail, suggested by PC World reader Anthony Ferrer.

Since most spammers send their messages to mailing lists, just set your mail client to reject any message not intended for you personally. In Messenger 4.x, press --1 to go to Message Center, and select Edit-Message Filters. Name the filter, and then click the down arrow next to all fields in the next line to create an expression that reads something like: "the TO of the message doesn't contain address@yourISP.com.au"In Eudora (version 3 or higher), select Tools-Filters and click next to Incoming. Under Header, select To. Then, in the next line, select Doesn't Contain, and type your e-mail address. Under Action, select Transfer. Click the box to the right of that field and select the mailbox where you want junk mail to be deposited while it awaits future perusal (or deletion).

Outlook Express lacks an option for creating this filter.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Judy Heim

PC World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?