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Need a GOOD spam filter for Hotmail and I'll pay for it.

Post by Clueless on Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:28 pm

The spam filter Hotmail has isn't worth crap. Not only you have to set several "rules" for each item, ID DOESN'T WORK.

iI want something where I can set it to send the email to a designated folder (Junk).

I want it simple; just to set it for a word or words in the subject line such as "Dr. OZ, highlight, Breaking, etc."

I will be happy to pay for the program if it will work. I'm tired of 25-30 spams a day.

And I can't change my email address since I have used this for years and get email sometimes from people not on my "safe" list that I need.

Any help?

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Post by sparks on Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:07 pm

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Re: Need a GOOD spam filter for Hotmail and I'll pay for it.

Post by Canmex 87 on Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:34 pm

sparks wrote:Gmail

There's a new Gmail phishing attack going around, and it's fooling everyone

Tech professionals don't generally fall for phishing attacks: They know what to look for and when to be suspicious. One new attack, however, is even fooling the experienced.

By Brandon Vigliarolo | January 18, 2017, 7:40 AM PST

Phishing attacks usually involve bad spelling, obviously fraudulent URLs, or attachments that no one in their right mind would open. Good cyber criminals know that the public is getting wise, which is why their methods keep on getting sneakier.

Take this new method, for example: It's been making the rounds for a few months now, but is just now coming to light as those affected realize what's happened. It's sneaky, effective, and even those who know their stuff are falling prey.

If you don't use Gmail then you don't need to be worried about this attempt to steal your credentials—it's only targeting Gmail users.

How it works

It all starts in a Gmail account that has already been compromised. Reports say that perpetrators are accessing hacked accounts immediately and sending phishing messages to other Gmail addresses in the hacked accounts contacts list.

An email lands in the target inbox from the hacked address, and here's where it gets tricky: The phishing email uses a legitimate subject line, text, and attachments from emails already sent by that account, making it look completely legitimate.

The phishing email comes with an "attachment" that is actually a screenshot of an attachment sent by that account in the past, like a spreadsheet or a PDF, for example. The trick is that the fake attachment screenshot is an embedded image with a link in it that takes the victim to what looks like a Google login page.

Thinking they need to re-authorize their account to view the attachment the user logs in, and their account is now in the hands of hackers. The cycle starts all over again—just one compromised account has the potential to affect dozens more.

Defending against it

This is one of the trickiest phishing methods yet because it's so hard to detect. Even the URL of the fake login page looks real: It even contains the domain. There's just one exception, and it's the key to avoiding it: The URL is preceded by "data:text/html."

That prefix is telling your web browser to treat the document at the phishing website as HTML, which in turn is generating an address that looks just like a real Google login page, complete with the appropriate URL. The second you log in hackers have access to your account, and victims have said they're taking advantage of it right away.

Avoiding this particularly insidious phishing attack relies on personal diligence. When you click on an attachment of any kind be sure to pay attention to the web address in your browser. If it's preceded by data:text/html don't log into it.

Take time to secure your Gmail account now

You don't need to wait for a hack to secure your Gmail account. Now is the time to take advantage of other security methods like two-factor authentication.

Sure, it can be a bit annoying to wait for a code every time you login from a new device, but it's worth it: Your life is in your email account. No one else should have access to that information besides you and those you trust.


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Post by Trailrunner on Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:04 pm

I've had a Hotmail account for over 20 years and I never get spam. Or maybe a couple of times a year. Spam filters seem to be working fine here.
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Post by TooMuchCoffee on Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:16 pm

I use Gmail along with the Mozilla Thunderbird email app. Works well for me and setting up "filters" to redirect spam into a "junk" folder is easy to do. Still need to occasionally dump the junk though.

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