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I have noticed an increase is spam email coming into my primary Cox account within the past few months and have forwarded many of them to Cox's spam report, but it keeps coming in under a variety of subject lines including, Crepe Erase, Liberty Mutual Insurance, EHarmony, ABC Shark Tank, Lark Wellness, Ringing Ears, Home Warranty Special, to name a few. The domains are obviously bogus so I'm curious as to why Cox's spam filters aren't picking them up prior to delivery and I'm wondering if others have seen a similar trend? I have received 72 of them since May 21st!!
You are not alone. I have been getting the exact same spam you mentioned plus a whole lot more. I moved each and every one into my spam folder which was useless as they kept coming most exactly the same and some changed somewhat. I got to the point where I started creating filters for each one and so far this seems to have helped but not completely. I have over 4 pages of filters created and every day there is something else new showing up in my in-box and I have to create yet another filter. I had initially been blocking many of these spam entries but soon found out there is a limit of up to 100 and after that you cannot block any more unless you delete some entries. Delete them and they are right back again. For that matter, even blocking many of them was useless as they would reappear again blocked or not. I am just about a hairs breadth away from converting my email to Microsoft Outlook as COX does not appear to be concerned with the complaints from their customers regarding the increasing volume of spam they are getting. DO NOT open any of the spam emails and "unsubscribe". Our daughter works in marketing and she has told us in many cases if you do this your email is bundled and sold to another outlet and you will end up getting even more spam. As an aside, I don't know about anyone else but one morning (exactly when I cannot say) I checked my email and had not a single piece of spam in my in-box yet that afternoon when I checked my email again I had hundreds and I do mean HUNDREDS of spam files showing up in my in-box. NO ONE had even been on my account since that morning so where in the #!&% did all of these spam files come from?? COX???
I hardly use webmail since I've been using Microsoft Outlook for over 18 years. I've blocked the senders, but the messages keep coming. One would think that Cox would figure it out.
I use Incredimail never any problems and have good blocking on that however with the Cox fiasco I go to Cox webmail first and get rid of all the cxxp and then open my Incredimail. I no longer allow Incredimail to check for mail automatically. I manually have it check now. FYI...Jut got home and four Spams.
Yea, nice try Lisa, but no one is buying what Cox is trying to sell about email. The moderators shouldn't even bother posting to email threads IMO. When they do, it makes me want to post too to tell the "truth". Your spam rules have been shown to not be effective. Should I include the link to the post?
Done and Done and DOES NOT solve the problem. These are just band-aids and way too much time we have to spend blocking and setting up rules and filters. And why should we have to create new email addresses to send from? Give me a break!
no lisa. that doesn't work. i set up one filter..."home warranty" goes to spam. not. once. yet! block sender worked early on, but how many senders are WE supposed to block?