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A while ago i posted a message here about how I was reporting every spam I received to Spamcop but this appeared to achieve nothing. On looking at internet message boards, it seems this particular viagra spammer is well known, has been around for years and floods victims with his unwanted garbage on a daily basis. With me, it began in August 2014 when I received about 30 a day.

Why on earth the sender thinks people will respond to his adverts by barraging them with hundreds or thousands of emails is an interesting question.

I have used Yahoo email for some 15 years and began paying for the Yahoo Plus as I was so impressed with it. The filters worked well although I found/find it annoying that I still have to see spam as I have to check the spam and Trash folders as valid emails are occasionally wrongly placed in these by Yahoo.

Suddenly last week Yahoo began to completely ignore my filters and the spam no longer goes into the rubbish folders. The filters were correctly made out (they had to be as Yahoo was doing as they requested). In view of this change, I deleted them and made out just one which again is correctly made out and yet Yahoo ignores it. On emailing Yahoo, I am just referred to its help files which do not help, and on emailing the head office, I am told there is no help available in view of where I live (Britain!). So, it's happy to take my money but refuses to sort out what seems to be its own system error.

I am writing to ask whether there are any email providers, free and/or subscription, that operate a reliable system where filter instructions are properly followed.

Ideally, i would prefer it if obvious spam was deleted by the email address provider before it reached me, but I suppose that is too much to hope for.

I do not want to start using special programs to obtain my email. I just want webmail that works and is reliable.

On a second matter, I see that some ISPs willingly take on spammers as customers. I wonder why all the traffic from ISPs that are known to consistently do this is not rejected/blocked by reputable ISPs. If the spam-loving ISPs were isolated, they would hardly last very long.

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Why on earth the sender thinks people will respond to his adverts by barraging them with hundreds or thousands of emails is an interesting question.

&nbsp &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Not really, IMHO -- see the SC Single-page Expanded FAQ (a link to which appears on the SC Forum Home page) article labeled "Spammer Rules," especially Rule #3. :) <g>

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I am writing to ask whether there are any email providers, free and/or subscription, that operate a reliable system

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I just want webmail that works and is reliable.

&nbsp &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp You should be able to find discussion of alternative e-mail service providers in the "SpamCop Email System & Accounts" Forum discussions about the demise of the "SpamCop" e-mail service.

On a second matter, I see that some ISPs willingly take on spammers as customers. I wonder why all the traffic from ISPs that are known to consistently do this is not rejected/blocked by reputable ISPs. If the spam-loving ISPs were isolated, they would hardly last very long.

&nbsp &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp That's exactly why many/ most/ all of us here promote the use of blacklists like the SCBL!

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A while ago i posted a message here about how I was reporting every spam I received to Spamcop but this appeared to achieve nothing. On looking at internet message boards, it seems this particular viagra spammer is well known, has been around for years and floods victims with his unwanted garbage on a daily basis. With me, it began in August 2014 when I received about 30 a day.

Why on earth the sender thinks people will respond to his adverts by barraging them with hundreds or thousands of emails is an interesting question.

Fake drug spam is quite common.

I only use SpamCop reporting they have ceased attacking me (only rarely happens).

Send in a "tracking url" and you might get a better answer.

I use "WIN 8.1" check abuse addresses look up the countries CERT ADDRESS and IP with SenderBase

Check if IP is highlighted in RED copy link and send in CBL (BOTNET attack hosts) in comments.

While just a standard report from SpamCop is effective, getting better than SpamCop by trying above is not that hard and I do it watching TV as a form of "doodling".

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