September 9th, 2004, 10:52 PM #1
Malevolent Spam Locking up Opera 6.05 Client
Win98se / Opera 6.05 / Norton AV 2001* (w. current virus definitions)
New question: My ISP has been getting hammered by the usual spam, some of which sets off my Norton Antivirus, which clues me in to delete the offending mail and from the cache.
A recent kind of e-mail shows no visible attachment. Normally I am able to delete the offending SPAM or even go into my ISP's webmail menu and 'blacklist; the offending sender. This new one sports a truncated e-mail address... just a name and an @ symbol, no domain or file extension. The sender has been 'blacklisted' in that I have set up a rule that 'whenever e-mail has "Sender@" in 'from' box, send directly to 'deleted.' '
Nonetheless, the rule does not seem to stick, worse yet, when that particular email is highlighted it does not respond to the menu delete or the physical delete key. The cursor still moves freely, but aside from this, both browser and desktop freeze up and a warm reboot is the only exit.
I have run Norton antivirus and regularly download the updated virus definitions. No viruses are spotted in the incoming email, nor in a full harddrive scan.
Is there a workaround to delete the offending email? Is there an effective way of permanently banning mails sent from that 'from' address?
Thanks for your help in advance.
P.S. Please address the call of the question.
I have tried Opera 7.* and Mozilla and will not consider NS or IE. Unless you have a fantastic replacement browser or client to suggest I would appreciate your responses to address methods of deleting the offending truncated email and, if possible, banning future emails from that address. TIA
* I also have Norton 2003, however, cannot load this newer version, since it demands that I have IE 5.* loaded first. It refuses to complete loading without IE 5.*+ Stinks to me like an antitrust violation regarding "tying arrangements."
September 9th, 2004, 10:59 PM #2
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