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Blocking emails

Lately I've been getting really annoying junk mail from various senders using the domain name "junkmailfilter.com". Is there any way to block these or do I just have to keep moving them to spam?

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Re: Blocking emails

Yes, keep marking them as spam when they get to the Inbox.  But if the sending domain is always consistent you could try setting up a filter to block it----------

 

Assuming you are still in the old email format-------------

From your Inbox page, go to Preferences>>>>>>Email>>>>>>>>Email Filters. Click on that, and then follow the prompts to set up a filter for that sender. One of the options is "Discard", which dumps any emails from that sender and you just never see them.

If you are in the new format, click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen, then on Settings. There you will see Filter Rules. Click on that and follow the prompts. In the new format, you can also pick "Discard" as the action same as with the old format.



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Re: Blocking emails

Thank you, Latoque. I've just created the new rule with the instruction to discard. Hope I don't get any more of those emails now!

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Is this working for you? If so, please post exactly what you put in the "Condition" box. I create filer after filter but still getting the annoying emails that have "@junkmailfilter.com" in common.  Another aspect (usually when clicking the fake "Unsubscribe" link) is 

<A href="https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/kjsdaghjasghjdksa/a1.html"><br/><img src="https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/kjsdaghjasghjdksa/3765.jpg"></A><br>
<A href="https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/kjsdaghjasghjdksa/a2.html"><br/><img src="https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/kjsdaghjasghjdksa/3765u.png"></A></DIV></A>.

Screenshot of one "try everything" attempt" which didn't work.

 

Any suggestions for blocking either of these components would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

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Re: Blocking emails

I wish to block e mails from the following....info@clairemccaskill.com or claire mccaskill.com...


@magnoliajem wrote:

Lately I've been getting really annoying junk mail from various senders using the domain name "junkmailfilter.com". Is there any way to block these or do I just have to keep moving them to spam?


 

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@larry32 wrote:

I wish to block e mails from the following....info@clairemccaskill.com or claire mccaskill.com...


@magnoliajem wrote:

Lately I've been getting really annoying junk mail from various senders using the domain name "junkmailfilter.com". Is there any way to block these or do I just have to keep moving them to spam?


 


Is this a legitimate company you have had contact with before?  If so, they probably have an unsubscribe link at the bottom of the message someplace.  If it's garden-variety junk,  try setting a filter for that sending domain.  On the Inbox page click on the gear icon in the upper right corner, then on Settings.  On the landing page under Mail, you should see "Filter rules".  Click on that.



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Re: Blocking emails

I also get an overwhelming number of spam mails from junkmailfilter.com that consistently come to my inbox and not my spam folder.  I set up a filter to block emails from this domain, and it blocked ALL my incoming emails.  After hours spent with varying levels of comcast help, they deleted all my filters and I started recieving emails in my inbox again.  Unfortunately, they were lost in the 50 or so emails I get from junkmailfilter.com every day.  I set up a filter to send emails from junkmailfilter.com to my spam folder, and now every single email I get is going to my spam folder.  Somehow this domain seems to be hijacking all my emails.  Do you have any suggestions?  

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Hi DLS2018 -- Since my original question was answered, this thread has been marked as answered. I don't know whether or how often experts or comcast employees look at answered threads for new messages. If I were you, I'd start a new thread with this particular problem.

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I also get an overwhelming number of spam mails from junkmailfilter.com that consistently come to my inbox and not my spam folder.  I set up a filter to block emails from this domain, and it blocked ALL my incoming emails.  After hours spent with varying levels of comcast help, they deleted all my filters and I started recieving emails in my inbox again.  Unfortunately, they were lost in the 50 or so emails I get from junkmailfilter.com every day.  I set up a filter to send emails from junkmailfilter.com to my spam folder, and now every single email I get is going to my spam folder.  Somehow this domain seems to be hijacking all my emails.  Do you have any suggestions?

 

OK - here is how I do it.  Using Comcast Web Mail:

1) create a customer folder, folder name will be junkmailfilter

2) look at email header of one of these emails and verify that the From field in the header contains: junkmailfilter.com

3) create a customer filter like this

> Rulename: junkmailfilter

>Add condition Header, Name is "From", then change to "Contains", in the open field enter " junkmailfilter.com"

>Add Action, Move to Folder junkmailfilter

>Add Action, Move to SPAM (maybe be called Junk in the filter setup) folder

 

When I setup a new filter I always have the output directed both to the SPAM folder and a custom folder that iis named so I know it is coming from a specific filter.  this does two things 1)lets you see if the filter is work and what is caught, and 2) if its not right you still have a copy of the email.  Once you are sure that the filter is working OK you can go back in and remove the command to move it to the custom folder.

 

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Re: Blocking emails

  • I've done that and continue to receive 3 to 5 e-mails a day from this sender (for over a month), not sure what to do from here...
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@dkingsmill wrote:
  • I've done that and continue to receive 3 to 5 e-mails a day from this sender (for over a month), not sure what to do from here...

Not sure I understand your response?  But the method posted above will not prevent the Spammer from sending the email, once someone knows your email address there is no way to prevent them from using it. 

The above method is a way to filter (intercept) the messsage and route it to your Spam folder and keep it out of your Inbox.  Does this help?  Note you can post a copy of the email, include header that you are trying to get rid of and perhaps we can suggest a filter?  Best way to do this is to use the View Source option and copy it into a forum response.

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They do go to my Spam folder, I thougt there was a way to discard them without even seeing them! 

 

Thanks for explaining, I'll just have to delete them from the folder and move on!

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Re: Blocking emails

Just leave them in the Spam folder, they will go away automatically in about a week.  Supposedly Comcast takes them from the Spam folder and tries to adjust their Spam filters.  Personally I just leave them there and let them disappear on their own.  Glad the filter is working for you.

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@flyboy2 wrote:

@dkingsmill wrote:
  • I've done that and continue to receive 3 to 5 e-mails a day from this sender (for over a month), not sure what to do from here...

Not sure I understand your response?  But the method posted above will not prevent the Spammer from sending the email, once someone knows your email address there is no way to prevent them from using it. 

The above method is a way to filter (intercept) the messsage and route it to your Spam folder and keep it out of your Inbox.  Does this help?  Note you can post a copy of the email, include header that you are trying to get rid of and perhaps we can suggest a filter?  Best way to do this is to use the View Source option and copy it into a forum response.


Not a good idea because there is personal information in there which would cause that post to be removed.


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Re: Blocking emails

The above method is a way to filter (intercept) the messsage and route it to your Spam folder and keep it out of your Inbox.  Does this help?

This seems to work--setting Action to go to spam folder rather than to discard.

EDIT: Today I received an email with junkmailfilter.com in From area, and it did go directly to Spam folder. This works for me!


 

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Re: Filter emails From a Specific Domain

Filtering a specific sender from a given domain works fine as expected); but, how do I filter ALL senders from a given domain?  I tried "@domain.com" but that did not work.

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Re: Filter emails From a Specific Domain

>Filtering a specific sender from a given domain works fine as expected); but, how do I filter ALL senders from a given domain?  I tried "@domain.com" but that did not work.<

 

Try: Header Name "From"  Contains "@domain.com"

 

That should catch all emails that have the string "@domain.com" anywhere in the string.

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You did give me a good idea to try. Thank you, I love your Xfinity service.
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Yes my question was answered.