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    recently whether you are on singnet, pacific, starhub, everyone will receive many spam mails, such as pills, pen1s, viagra, etc.... At first i made mistake by trying to unsubscribe, then i got more mails. Then tried to be smart and install anti-spam and more came back after the spam rejected the spam! Now i just delete them everytime i open my account. i think this is ridiculous!

    It's the same with spam-faxes. Many of them provide services but did not put their return-fax numbers and so we are unable to return calls to them to ask them to stop. BTW, i always wonder how do ppl who are really interested in their services contact these inconsiderate companies?

    Same with those spam-letters/magazines/brochures.... these are just a waste of resources!

    Is there really no solution to all these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauLEE
    recently whether you are on singnet, pacific, starhub, everyone will receive many spam mails, such as pills, pen1s, viagra, etc.... At first i made mistake by trying to unsubscribe, then i got more mails. Then tried to be smart and install anti-spam and more came back after the spam rejected the spam! Now i just delete them everytime i open my account. i think this is ridiculous!

    It's the same with spam-faxes. Many of them provide services but did not put their return-fax numbers and so we are unable to return calls to them to ask them to stop. BTW, i always wonder how do ppl who are really interested in their services contact these inconsiderate companies?

    Is there really no solution to all these?
    Me too...
    no wonder.. the more I try to unsubscribe.. the more it coming in.
    Anti-spam software does not help ...
    hmm... I nearly install it
    But how to solve it.....

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    Tried MailWasher but it doesn't seem to help. My SingNet junk vs useful mail is around 5:1, and it's really becoming irritating. Maybe it's time for customers to do a mass exodus to other ISPs?

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    happen to my singnet account too... so i changed my userid (it free anyway), then no more spam! be careful who you give you email addy to.

    after that get a yahoo account since it's got antispam feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karwing
    happen to my singnet account too... so i changed my userid (it free anyway), then no more spam! be careful who you give you email addy to.

    after that get a yahoo account since it's got antispam feature.
    Hey I was thinking of changing my user ID...so it can be done lah...
    I got tons of spams from singnet everyday! Abt 100 per day...basket
    I use norton anti virus internet security then it is not that bad...but still 50 ++ per day..damn
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    yes !! i get loads of spam mail ..

    i complained to singnet as it happened suddenly, somehow i heard that their servers were hacked and hence the leak..

    the P)@!*#*&% "CUSTOMER SUPPORT" told me.. oh! We have a spam filter service which you might like to subscribe to for XXXX $?


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    Sometime I suspect that the so call freeware anti-spam program itself is a spyware... so I dun install... at all.

    Also be careful of those website that require you to fill in email address... you are actually inviting junk.

    Also understand that some photo hosting site require email to activate your account, but you never know whether they will sell your email address to the so call partner... sign...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimtong
    Sometime I suspect that the so call freeware anti-spam program itself is a spyware... so I dun install... at all.

    Also be careful of those website that require you to fill in email address... you are actually inviting junk.

    Also understand that some photo hosting site require email to activate your account, but you never know whether they will sell your email address to the so call partner... sign...
    Those webby I always used a crap email addy that I use solely for this kind of site. SEldom give my singnet to pple...heard of the heck also from singnet servers
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnifur
    Those webby I always used a crap email addy that I use solely for this kind of site. SEldom give my singnet to pple...heard of the heck also from singnet servers
    but the problem is even if you have a "clean" email, sooner or later it will be "dirty"... I have tried that...

    from another point of view, how do you ensure that your "clean" email will always stay clean? dun give ppl? that also defect the purpose of having an email account rite?

    some how I have learn to got used to junk mail... To me this is not as serious as having virus or worms attacking your PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkishy
    yes !! i get loads of spam mail ..

    i complained to singnet as it happened suddenly, somehow i heard that their servers were hacked and hence the leak..

    the P)@!*#*&% "CUSTOMER SUPPORT" told me.. oh! We have a spam filter service which you might like to subscribe to for XXXX $?

    I sure hope that's not their way of making people sign up for their spam filtering service....

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    ya, i emailed singnet technical support and they said there is nothing they can do, unless i subscribe to the spam-filter thingy....what crap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie
    ya, i emailed singnet technical support and they said there is nothing they can do, unless i subscribe to the spam-filter thingy....what crap...
    that one need to pay.


    SingNetís Anti-Spam and Email Virus Scan Services.

    We are pleased to offer a monthly subscription fee
    of $2.10* per Value-Added Service.

    * Price inclusive of 5% GST


    I think singnet shouldn't charge this feature. who in the right mind would want to allow spam, most would want such feature. But the cost should be in its initial subscription charge.

    Think all ISPs should provide such feature at no charge or incorporate it in the initial offer.

    haiz, anyway its only $2.10...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimtong
    but the problem is even if you have a "clean" email, sooner or later it will be "dirty"... I have tried that...

    from another point of view, how do you ensure that your "clean" email will always stay clean? dun give ppl? that also defect the purpose of having an email account rite?

    some how I have learn to got used to junk mail... To me this is not as serious as having virus or worms attacking your PC.
    Yah, I got a few accounts. That crap email addy I never give anyone. There are others which r used for my frens.
    My hotmail used to jam with heaps of junks. Then I never access it like for mths. It got inactivated. One fine day I went to access it again n reactivate it...strangely enough, there is no junk mails anymore...and I wonder why
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aton
    that one need to pay.


    SingNetís Anti-Spam and Email Virus Scan Services.

    We are pleased to offer a monthly subscription fee
    of $2.10* per Value-Added Service.

    * Price inclusive of 5% GST


    I think singnet shouldn't charge this feature. who in the right mind would want to allow spam, most would want such feature. But the cost should be in its initial subscription charge.

    Think all ISPs should provide such feature at no charge or incorporate it in the initial offer.

    haiz, anyway its only $2.10...
    It's not a matter of $2.10 or even $0.21, ISPs should provide this FOC to all its users. If a free email service like Hotmail can provide such good spam filtering, I don't see why ISPs, which charges users for their services, cannot.

    And like jnifur and others, I suddenly discovered that my hotmail account, which was previously loaded with as much junk as my Singnet account, is now almost totally free from them!

    Regards
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    I've been using Bayesian based spam filtering for the past few months, and it's amazingly good. For Outlook users, you can try SpamBayes, which is freeware, and uses an improved Bayesian filter. It's very effective, and integrates directly into Outlook as a plugin. It also supports other POP3 email clients, via a POP3 proxy.

    I installed this for a few friends, and they were amazed by how much spam it killed off. These folks work in the marketing department and get literally thousands of spam emails because they kept giving out their email address for marketing/sales purposes. Now the spams are reduced from thousands to just a small handfull.

    Another equally good alternative (for those MS-hating folks) is to use Mozilla. Mozilla has Bayesian filtering built-in, and is of course, free.

    Instead of changing email addresses all the time, which is extremely inconvenient, or bitching about spam, just simply use the right tools to remove them. Currently, baysian filtering is probably the best approach, until someone bombs the spammer's HQ to kingdom come.

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