The current splurge of Spam is annoying, but I have found that the
current lot all seem to come from email addresses with novel top level
domains (.stream, .top, .date, .men being the most common)
Since the spammers have been so kind as to create a pattern, it is
possible to use features in your email client (Thunderbird, Outlook, and
probably the likes of Gmail as well) to filter their messages - assuming
you don't get "valid" emails from anyone using such domains.
In Thunderbird you set up "message filters" (from the main menu,
sometimes in a submenu "tools"). In Outlook I think they are called
Set them to run when getting new mail
Select "any" that match
"From", "Ends with" ".top"
"From", "Ends with" ".stream"
Set their "Junk status" to "Junk"
You can do other things as well such as deleting the messages (don't do
until you are certain you have set the filter exactly right) or moving
the messages to a junk folder.
This turns the spam into a minor irritation that I only notice because
of FHU members sending messages to the message board about spam!
Alternatively we could all make a move to using the Forum - a much
richer environment all round!
On 16/08/2016 09:48, Beryl & Mike Tate wrote:
John, anyone can sign up for a Rootsweb account, just like we all
did, so it is always open to abuse.
I expect the administrators are on to it, but is complicated by the recent change of
The FHUG website suffers in a similar way despite having signup genealogy questions.