My wife is still getting these weird messages?

MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#1
Hi

My wife is still getting messages from the extensions @co.ar and @co.in.

These all look like adds for legitimate products i.e. Medicare etc.

The Head lines have weird symbols in them and the body copy looks like this...

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misanthropises unnervingly cartographer derail fattening sulk
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spermophile evaporate sniggling imprisonable acanthus uncertified
wrathfully cradles securings lysolecithin mungings lustier tripwire
hubby manipulative Weisenheimer feedstock birthroot mediaevalism drake
decurrent rooms natch Baylor cylindric velarise subgroup damnableness
hymn loving adulteration disadvantageously silicicolous spend
polynucleotide skaldic Ronnie playwriting zoolatry methodius compliments
multistorey arbalest bilaterally wampum mortgages bailee ergotises
photojournalists obdurately misplace swap galoot caprine uninvolved
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She uses Thunderbird for here e-mail client, I can't get her to switch and it doesn't have any "Block Sender" application. Applying the message filters doesn't seem to work with just the @co.ar used as a trigger.

Anyone know what this is all about, all of the copy are real words just all mixed together.

I've run malware scans and her computer is clean, but these things keep coming, at a rate of 5 or 6 a day.

Mike
 


patcooke

Microsoft MVP
Staff member
Premium Supporter
Microsoft MVP
#2
The only way is to run an email client with a junk mail fiter.
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#3
Anymore info in the Header?

Do you have the option to block it at your Service Provider?
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#4
you may also want to try dropping the @ sign. Just co.ar
See if that works better
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#5
She uses Thunderbird for here e-mail client, I can't get her to switch and it doesn't have any "Block Sender" application. Applying the message filters doesn't seem to work with just the @co.ar used as a trigger.
Mike

Thunderbird is the client, which downloads the email from a POP3 (or similar) email server. What is the service she uses for her email? Navigate to the web interface of that service, here you will find options to blacklist sending domains, extensions etc. Note if you're simply trying to block domains (co.ar or whatever), that you may need to apply a wildcard before the @ symbol. Ex: *@xyz

And if there's no options to block senders and create blacklists on the email service she uses.. Well I'd definitely look at both and alternate service and client.
 


#6
Mike, you & I both know... use a different E-mail handler. She'll get over being weaned from Thunderbird :friendly_wink::encouragement:

Cheers,
Drew
 


MikeHawthorne

Essential Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#7
I've been trying to get her to change for years.

I'll check out the other options and see what happens.

Mike
 


#8
Good luck, Mike

Drew
 


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