1. In a half year now, I have had a 100 % filter on my Hotmail account (http://www.webproworld.com/viewtopic.php?t=70153). That is I blocked, deleted and automatically reported all emails that were not on my contacts list and on my safe list. Now 99.5 % of all spam has disappeared. This account will be closed again if spam increases. Done in a minute.
2. I also have an open email account that got a lot of spam. Now I have forwarded that to my Gmail account, and 99.5 % of the spam are filtered to the spam box. Google has an excellent spam filter. Do you filter PayPal messages on your account?
3. Now, since two hosters (as expected / predicted when I stared with sites) are also eliminated it is time to set up accounts email@example.com etc.
4. Thank you America, thank you Google and Microsoft.
Do not combine PayPal with an open account.
Does Hotmail now have a stronger spam filter than Gmail even if it is set to low?
Today I forwarded my open email account to HotMail, and until now it seems that even the lowest filter is stronger than Gmail's filter. I do not need to use the intermediate filter since I have got rid of so much spam by forwarding it.
When I have collected all contacts on the secure list, I will set the filter to exclusive, 100 % and then I have got rid of all spam. My experience is that if I autodelete and autoreport spam, 99 % has disappered from my Hotmail account after some months.
Easy and efficient.
Some days ago Microsoft also announced that they will soon upgrade Hotmail to an improved new email service.
You do not know how good Hotmail now is to get rid of, filter and delete spam automatically. To your information, here is a short story of how Microsoft uses sender ID:
"Microsoft and other industry leaders champion Sender ID as an initiative that provides a technical solution to help counter spoofing. Spammers use spoofing as their primary deceptive practice.
E-mail domain spoofing involves forging a sender's address on e-mail messages. Malicious individuals use spoofing to mislead e-mail recipients into reading and responding to deceptive mail. These phony messages can jeopardize the online safety of the user, and can damage the reputation of the company which seemingly sent the e-mail message.
Spoofed e-mail often contains "phishing" scams. In these scams, a spammer, posing as a trusted party such as a bank or reputable online vendor, sends millions of e-mail messages directing recipients to websites that appear to be official, but which are really scams. Visitors to these fraudulent websites are asked to disclose personal information, such as credit card numbers, or to purchase counterfeit or pirated products.
Sender ID seeks to verify that every e-mail message originates from the Internet domain from which it claims it was sent. Sender ID checks the address of the server that sent the mail against a registered list of servers that the domain owner or e-mail recipient have allowed to send e-mail. The Internet service provider (ISP) or recipient's e-mail server automatically perform this comparison before the e-mail message is delivered. If the Sender ID verification passes, the message is delivered as regular mail.
If the check fails, the message is further analyzed and the receiving server may refuse to deliver the e-mail, or it may flag the e-mail as a possible deceptive message. Depending on the recipient's ISP or e-mail server software, messages that fail the Sender ID check may be flagged and sorted differently. For example, a simple icon may be displayed in the message to indicate the failure. Or the message may be sent to the junk mail folder for the recipient's review, or it may be automatically rejected and deleted.
There is no single solution to stopping all spam and online fraud. However, Sender ID is a significant first step that many in the industry support to counter spam and online phishing attacks".
I know, a lot of companies do not accept emails from Hotmail. They should change their practice. Hotmail is in my view now better than Gmail, that is also very good, but does not have so advanced spam filter optins. By forwarding emails from my ISP account to my hotmail account, I have now reduced spam emails from about 100 a day to about 10, and still I use the lowest filter on Hotmail. When I start using the intermediate, I may get about 5 a day. I use the following method to get rid of all spam emails from that Norwegian account / My ISP (their Gold email service is paid):
Still use the weakest filter for some weeks / months, to collect all email adresses I have signed up for and put them on my address or safe list.
Then increase to intermediate for some weeks / months.
Finally I put on the 100 % filter / exclusive if there is residual spam. This could have the drawback that I will not get emails from some on my address / safe list if they change their email address or use an other without sufficient warning.