Dear Computer Lady,
I am using “Outlook” for my email and am constantly getting dirty emails in my junk folder which, when I attempt to block them, seem to be coming from my own email address.
Would you tell me how I can fix this. I tried blocking them, phishing scams, and just plain deleting them. Nothing works and the number of emails which I receive seem to be increasing?
Thank you, Anne
Unfortunately, once your email address gets on those spammers lists, there is no good way to get it off. The fact that they are using your email address as the return address makes it even harder to block them.
You only have a couple of choices, either invest your money and time into an email filtering program, or change your email address.
An email filtering program requires that you spend time training the program about which messages you want to see and which are junk mail. Here is a list of the top 10 spam filters:
If you do change your email address, I would consider switching to Gmail since they have the best spam filter I have ever used. You can even set Gmail up to retrieve messages from your current email address and the junk will be filtered out before you see it.
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