How to stop Hotmail forwarding spam?
Posted: Jan 25, 2015
Spams are those emails that are sent to you without your permission. They can quickly eat up your email account space if you do not do anything about it. Each email server deals with spam in a different way. Hotmail is good at separating the spam for you so that you can get rid of it as fast as possible. It is very easy to delete the spam and if you want to take it a little farther, you can get some of the spam to stop coming all together
One of the most compelling reasons to use Hotmail is to avoid excessive amounts of spam email is that Hotmail uses innovative technology and community reporting to recognize and automatically filter out spam emails. However, even the most advanced spam filters are not 100% effective, and some spam will eventually trickle through the system. To minimize your spam exposure, you can report the spam using Hotmail's reporting system and alter your email usage to further protect your email address from getting hampered.
You can Modifying Your Email Address for Filtering
Step 1: Modify your own Hotmail address with periods (".") within your username, such as transforming "myemailaccountaddress@Hotmail.com" to "my.email.account.address@Hotmail.com." Hotmail will read it as the same email address.
Step 2: Extend your email's username with different numerical values, followed by a keyword, such as changing "myemailaccountaddress@Hotmail.com" to "myemailaddress+possiblespam@Hotmail.com." Hotmail will still recognize the email address as yours and allow you to access your account.
Step 3: Use "Hotmailmail.com" domain instead of "Hotmail.com," such as changing "myemailaccountaddress@Hotmail.com" to "myemailaccountaddress@Hotmailmail.com." This is the old Hotmail domain, but still functions as if you used the current domain.
Step 4: Use these modified email addresses when entering your email on websites. This gives you the ability to filter them, when account becomes targeted by spam.
Filtering Your Modified Emails
Step 1: Click on "Create a filter" at the top of the Hotmail window, to the right of the search bar.
Step 2: then enter the modified email address in the field, and then click "Next."
Step 3: Select the appropriate action you like, such as marking the message read, applying an identifiable label, sending it straight into the archive, or deleting it. Click "Create Filter" to create the filter.
Step 4: Create additional filters for each modified email address.
And hence you are free from spam.
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