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#24214 - 11/21/12 08:15 AM Blacklisting pests
Bensheim Offline


Registered: 08/16/09
Loc: UK
There is someone from whom I no longer wish to receive emails. The obvious solution is to blacklist them.

Then I wondered, how would that manifest itself to the sender?

So I went into the black/whitelist control panel, and blacklisted another of my (rarely used) yahoo accounts. In another window, I logged into that yahoo account and sent a test email to myself.

Then waited.

Whoah! I only had to "wait" for one second. The test email was immediately bounced back with "The user (realname@realaddress) does not accept mail from your address."

I'm impressed.

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#24216 - 11/21/12 08:26 AM Re: Blacklisting pests [Re: Bensheim]
ryck Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Originally Posted By: Bensheim
There is someone from whom I no longer wish to receive emails. The obvious solution is to blacklist them.

Or...if you're using Apple Mail, you can go to Preferences/Rules and set up a rule that deletes offending email before it ever reaches your machine. It's a function I've used successfully for junk mail.

I found that some junk mail would have an "Unsubscribe" process (even though I hadn't "subscribed" in the first place) but the "Unsubscribe" was simply a fishing expedition to extract information. i.e. the site wanted information it could not already have.


Edited by ryck (11/21/12 08:28 AM)
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#24217 - 11/21/12 09:00 AM Re: Blacklisting pests [Re: ryck]
Bensheim Offline


Registered: 08/16/09
Loc: UK
Hi Ryck,

Nah, it's not junk mail in this case. It's a real live miserable and sarcastic person.

smile


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#24220 - 11/21/12 12:01 PM Re: Blacklisting pests [Re: Bensheim]
ryck Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Aaah.....so you know my cousin. grin
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#24222 - 11/21/12 02:08 PM Re: Blacklisting pests [Re: Bensheim]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
> Nah, it's not junk mail in this case. It's a real live miserable and sarcastic person.

Which doesn't detract from ryck's suggestion (which I can't speak for or against...no experience).
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