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What is the point of this wimdows Mail discussion site

  1. #1


    Tomhad Guest

    What is the point of this wimdows Mail discussion site

    Can anyone tell me what the point of this "community " site is. ??

    Is it that people ask questiosn or make statements about the problems that
    they are having with Micorsoft Mail. I am confused.

    Does any one from Microsoft answer any queries? or is it a matter of the
    blind leading the blind as we say here in Australia ?

    For instance I am being bombarded by spam at the moment all with hotmail
    addresses. I try to block the domain using mail's junk mail filter but they
    keep coming.

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  2. #2


    Patrick Keenan Guest

    Re: What is the point of this wimdows Mail discussion site

    "Tomhad" <Tomhad@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:AEAD212D-4BF4-45A2-9507-4FFD5551614E@xxxxxx

    > Can anyone tell me what the point of this "community " site is. ??
    It's actually a UseNet news group on an NNTP server.


    > Is it that people ask questiosn or make statements about the problems that
    > they are having with Micorsoft Mail. I am confused.
    Yep. It's a support group.


    > Does any one from Microsoft answer any queries?
    Occasionally.

    > or is it a matter of the
    > blind leading the blind as we say here in Australia ?
    There are some few people who don't know what they are doing (as is the case
    everywhere), but there are many others who do have a fair amount of
    knowledge and experience, and are not "blind". They are generally giving
    their time and knowledge for no return.

    > For instance I am being bombarded by spam at the moment all with hotmail
    > addresses. I try to block the domain using mail's junk mail filter but
    > they
    > keep coming.
    Who provides your mail? It might be best to start at the mail provider
    level and see what tools can divert the spam as it reaches the server,
    before it is downloaded to your system.

    HTH
    -pk



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  3. #3


    mac Guest

    Re: What is the point of this wimdows Mail discussion site


    "Tomhad" <Tomhad@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:AEAD212D-4BF4-45A2-9507-4FFD5551614E@xxxxxx

    > Can anyone tell me what the point of this "community " site is. ??
    >
    > Is it that people ask questiosn or make statements about the problems that
    > they are having with Micorsoft Mail. I am confused.
    >
    > Does any one from Microsoft answer any queries? or is it a matter of the
    > blind leading the blind as we say here in Australia ?
    >
    > For instance I am being bombarded by spam at the moment all with hotmail
    > addresses. I try to block the domain using mail's junk mail filter but
    > they
    > keep coming.
    Try this link:

    news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsof...ows.vista.mail

    To see if any messages are answered.




    --
    Regards Steve.
    MS-MVP. MAIL. [DTS] UK.
    http://www.getsafeonline.org/



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  4. #4


    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: What is the point of this wimdows Mail discussion site

    This is a peer-to-peer support, Windows Mail-specific newsgroup on the
    Microsoft Public newsserver. While MS may monitor these public newsgroups
    from time to time, they are not official MS support and you'll seldom see
    anyone from MS posting in them.

    What about MS MVPs, you may ask? See
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpexecsum

    PS: Yes, there's a lot of spam.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
    AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
    DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

    Tomhad wrote:

    > Can anyone tell me what the point of this "community " site is. ??
    >
    > Is it that people ask questiosn or make statements about the problems that
    > they are having with Micorsoft Mail. I am confused.
    >
    > Does any one from Microsoft answer any queries? or is it a matter of the
    > blind leading the blind as we say here in Australia ?
    >
    > For instance I am being bombarded by spam at the moment all with hotmail
    > addresses. I try to block the domain using mail's junk mail filter but
    > they
    > keep coming.

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  5. #5


    Earle Horton Guest

    Re: What is the point of this wimdows Mail discussion site

    One of the causes of getting spam is using an unprotected email address in
    newsgroups. Thus earleh@xxxxxxd in my From: line. The spambots
    haven't figured out how to strip ".invalid" yet, or perhaps they know that
    people who use a spam guard like this won't fall for their pathetic little
    scams. Lots and lots of spam comes from Hotmail addresses. If you report
    it to abuse@xxxxxx they will cancel the offending account. I used to
    do this but the spammer just gets another one. If you want to have fun and
    report a few spammers, make sure to copy the entire message including
    headers in your abuse report.

    If anyone from Microsoft happens to answer your question they are
    undoubtedly playing hookie from their real work. Any answer you are likely
    to get is from a volunteer. Some are good, but some are not. The main
    advantage is that sometimes you get an answer right away, and it is free.

    Earle

    "Tomhad" <Tomhad@xxxxxx> escribió en el mensaje de
    noticias news:AEAD212D-4BF4-45A2-9507-4FFD5551614E@xxxxxx

    > Can anyone tell me what the point of this "community " site is. ??
    >
    > Is it that people ask questiosn or make statements about the problems that
    > they are having with Micorsoft Mail. I am confused.
    >
    > Does any one from Microsoft answer any queries? or is it a matter of the
    > blind leading the blind as we say here in Australia ?
    >
    > For instance I am being bombarded by spam at the moment all with hotmail
    > addresses. I try to block the domain using mail's junk mail filter but
    > they
    > keep coming.

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