cissp Posted February 22, 2004 Share Posted February 22, 2004 I've had a Spamcop paid email account for about four months now. In addition to my Spamcop email account itself, I have two POP3 accounts forwarded from my ISP, as well as a Yahoo account. Since I've had the Yahoo account about 6 or 7 years, I suspect the bulk of the spam I receive is from that account. At any rate, I used to receive between 25 to 30 messages in my Held Mail folder a day, and between 3 to 5 spams in my In-Box a day. Within the last week or so, the number of spams received daily in my Held Mail folder has increased to approximately 60, although the number in my In-Box has remained about the same. The only correlation I can make is that not quite one month ago, I started reporting all Held Mail as spam (after reading some recommendations via this forum). Previously, I was just reporting the spam in my In-Box ("Quick - Report Immediately and Trash") as a mole, and simply deleting all mail in my Held Mail folder. I am starting to suspect that reporting emails as spam was not such a wise idea. Because of this, I am considering two possible actions. One, do not report any mail (whether within my In-Box or Held Mail) as spam. Two, delete the old, existing Yahoo account, and start using a new one in its place to be forwarded to my Spamcop account. I think the filters in place with the Spamcop service are doing the job, and I can live with the small handful that make it through my In-Box on a daily basis. I will just delete those, as well as the ones in my Held Mail folder. Unless someone can give me a documented reason to continue what I've been doing, this is the action I will probably take. Thanks, Chuck Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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