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What is the point of this wimdows Mail discussion site

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Tomhad

#1
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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Patrick Keenan

#2
"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
"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/microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail

To see if any messages are answered.




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

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PA Bear [MS MVP]

#4
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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Earle Horton

#5
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.
 

My Computer

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