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Is there anywhere in the world where you won't be subjected to some shitty spam message. Home, Hotmail, Uni Mail, Blog Comments, This site, Even my mobile phone has been bombarded with pish:

"I'm divorced, randy and nearby. I'll try anything. Reply if ur up 4 it and i'll be in touch"

"I'm a horny nymph in your area, my husband's away all week"

Being my favourite two.

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Is there anywhere in the world where you won't be subjected to some shitty spam message. Home' date=' Hotmail, Uni Mail, Blog Comments, This site, Even my mobile phone has been bombarded with pish:

"I'm divorced, randy and nearby. I'll try anything. Reply if ur up 4 it and i'll be in touch"

"I'm a horny nymph in your area, my husband's away all week"

Being my favourite two.[/quote']

Stop visiting porn sites. Worked for me...Erm, I mean, a friend of mine.

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Is there anywhere in the world where you won't be subjected to some shitty spam message. Home' date=' Hotmail, Uni Mail, Blog Comments, This site, Even my mobile phone has been bombarded with pish:

"I'm divorced, randy and nearby. I'll try anything. Reply if ur up 4 it and i'll be in touch"

"I'm a horny nymph in your area, my husband's away all week"

Being my favourite two.[/quote']

I never give out my phone number when ordering anything online because of this. And, funnily enough, i've never had anything like this.

Hotmail - don't reply to them. Put them in the "Bulk Mail" folder then delete them - selecting the box that says "report to MSN". Hopefully that'll cut it down.

Uni mail - report to your System Admins & they can block certain addresses.

If you're getting crap popping up on your PC then go to www.download.com and download "Spybot - Search & Destroy" and "adaware". Install & run them and tehy should delete spyware from your PC. Also download "Zonealarm" so you have a Firewall. I take it you have a virus checker? make sure it's up to date.

Never, ever leave your email address on a public noticeboard, blog or any other website as these will be trawled for addresses.

It's too late to stop it but hopefully this should cut it down.

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And always set up a "fake" email address that you give to any sites that ask you(Join up free!, ring any bells), instead of your personal/work address.

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If you're getting crap popping up on your PC then go to www.download.com and download "Spybot - Search & Destroy" and "adaware". Install & run them and tehy should delete spyware from your PC. Also download "Zonealarm" so you have a Firewall. I take it you have a virus checker? make sure it's up to date.

I have these as suggested by yourself, but how do I get them to stop ads popping up?

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Touch salesman.

I was more wondering who else gets crazy spam than solutions to stop it.

that was for pop-ups. the "dummy" email address is the best way to stop spam, coupled with a decent spam filter (always check your bulk folder though, some can be a bit too rigorous). Change your email address, let everyone in your addressbook know your new address, guard your new address with your life, and you have a spam free in-box.

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Thought so, google comes as standard with Firefox, and it has more intelligent pop-up blocking. And tabbed browsing etc...

Although Opera is good as well, I've not used it a lot but I like it.

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I have these as suggested by yourself' date=' but how do I get them to stop ads popping up?[/quote']

adaware and spybot don't stop the pop ups, zonealarm should, firefox may.

I really wish people who think they know what they are talking about, would stop mentioning them as ways to stop pop ups when all they do is get rid of the crap on you pc, badly (no offence ment by this, but the number of times i have seen people say to use adaware and spybot to get rid of pop ups, when they don't is stupid).

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adaware and spybot don't stop the pop ups' date=' zonealarm should, firefox may.

I really wish people who think they know what they are talking about, would stop mentioning them as ways to stop pop ups when all they do is get rid of the crap on you pc, badly (no offence ment by this, but the number of times i have seen people say to use adaware and spybot to get rid of pop ups, when they don't is stupid).[/quote']

didn't I say to use Zonealarm as well as Spybot and Adaware? And, most importantly, to update the Virus signature?

fuck me, i've got an MCSE, I know what the fuck i'm on about you know.

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