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Hotmail & Junk Mail

Persephone

TRIBE Member
Lately I have been getting very little junk mail at my Hotmail account...and when I mean "very little" I mean that my overnight junk mails went from around 50/night to 0/night.

Does anyone know if they have made some changes to affect this? I'm not complaining, but I'm wondering how they are doing it.
 

finary

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They probably upgraded their junk mail filters.

They 'score' messages based on message content, subject appears, mime headers, etc etc...

It's a pretty comlpex and involved process, but works quite well.
I've set it up on my own mail filters and it cuts down about 90% of the spam.

You can set it to be 'more sensitive' or 'less sensitive', setting it too high may result in 'real emails' being marked as spam though so you have to find a happy medium.
 

SlipperyPete

TRIBE Member
....dunno ^^^
related -- there's a 'report junk mail' button you can hit on mail in your inbox -- are they taking that seriously and compiling lists of shit-distributors?

good on them regardless -- i'm enjoying not having to pick thru 50+ junk emails a day :)
 

finary

TRIBE Promoter
they are probably collecting data from the 'reported junk mails' and using it to update their filter lists.

sounds like a great idea. the whole process could be automated making it very efficient.
 

Cri

TRIBE Member
this is funny, cuz I use yahoo, and I am getting more junk mail then ever before --> in my inbox AND junk mail folder...

boo :mad:
 
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new to t.o.

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Cri
this is funny, cuz I use yahoo, and I am getting more junk mail then ever before --> in my inbox AND junk mail folder...

boo :mad:
Yep, I just started getting all these "insurance quote" spams in my Yahoo box, too.
 

Dirtymatt

TRIBE Member
But less junk mail means that I wont be able to extend my manhood by inches, or satisfy my lady, get a university diploma, or watch Paris Hilton get fucked. Where's the fun in that?
 

the_fornicator

TRIBE Member
I just noticed this too.

I haven't checked it for about 5days. Normally my junkmail folder would be full but there was only 1.
 
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Aerius Zension

TRIBE Member
That's why I switched to Yahoo, cause of the junk I got in my Hotmail account. That was over four years ago.

I think Yahoo just got that REPORT THIS AS SPAM option.
 

stir-fry

TRIBE Member
the tabs on top of the new hotmail were bothering me (mail, calender, today, etc)..
turns out there is an option in the new hotmail to switch back to the old tabs (inbox, sent items, etc)
 

R4V4G3D_SKU11S

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by stir-fry
the tabs on top of the new hotmail were bothering me (mail, calender, today, etc)..
turns out there is an option in the new hotmail to switch back to the old tabs (inbox, sent items, etc)
I just discovered that.

I like the new look but the tab change was annoying. Solved!
 

new to t.o.

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Aerius Zension
That's why I switched to Yahoo, cause of the junk I got in my Hotmail account. That was over four years ago.

I think Yahoo just got that REPORT THIS AS SPAM option.
AFAIK, they've had it for a long, long time.
 
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Evil Dynovac

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When I check my Hotmail account on Monday I ususally accumulate 60 to 90 junk mails over the weekend.

Today I had only 14 and I hadn't checked since Wednesday.

I wondered what was up.
 
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