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    Default Xtra email spam

    Hi folks.
    Am I dumb or something? I have read the other threads but don't seem to have come across this problem.
    My Outlook email using the Xtra POP3 server now gets about 5 spams daily. In the past it used to be more like 5 a week.
    But my Xtra Yahoo Bubble web mail brings in between 20 and 30 spams a day. These are different to those picked up on the POP3 server.
    How come?
    Help appreciated.
    Rob

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    Default Re: Xtra email spam

    I'm with you.I'm getting at least 5 a day and like you I used to get very little in the way of spam.Not sure why,but this only started since the "bubble" fiasco.

    Peter

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    Default Re: Xtra email spam

    My understanding of this problem goes something like this.

    I was on Webmail with Xtra. All spam was caught there, apart from the odd one which got thro.

    I have not signed up to Bubble.

    I am getting many spams.

    If I sign up to Bubble, I will get access to the Spam Filters again. I believe you cannot have the filters unless you have Bubble.

    I do not want Yahoo on my computer.

    Spamfighter is now catching most of the Spams & I can look in that folder & delete them.

    We have had no trouble, so far, with the Xtra changeover thingy.

    If we do then it is off to Orcon for the full package.

    Regards PJ
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    Now I am older, I listen but cannot hear.

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    Default Re: Xtra email spam

    Quote Originally Posted by Poppa John View Post
    If I sign up to Bubble, I will get access to the Spam Filters again. I believe you cannot have the filters unless you have Bubble.

    I do not want Yahoo on my computer.
    It's not a question of having Yahoo on your computer, it's Yahoo having you on theirs. You don't have to have any of their software on your computer (apart from the usual cookies etc that you get from any website).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulD View Post
    It's not a question of having Yahoo on your computer, it's Yahoo having you on theirs. You don't have to have any of their software on your computer (apart from the usual cookies etc that you get from any website).
    Perhaps I should have said, 'I want nothing to do with Yahoo'? PJ
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