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    ISP's "SpamBlockPostmaster" wants TB spam-message forwarded as an attachment.

    Received notice that I should no longer forward the spam eMail to spamblock@postmaster.rr.com, but instead submit my spam samples as ATTACHMENTS rather than in-line.

    Tried following ISP's advice "open the spam you want to forward, select message -> Forward as -> Attachment from the menu. Address the eMail to spamblock@...........com. Click send.

    Uncomfortable making an attachment of a (spam) message since it implies that I make/save a file to reference as an attachment. Appreciate a complete walkthru of complying with this, new to me, procedure of requesting a specific "block".

    Thank you.

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    There is no issue sending the message as an attachment - it's a better mechanism because the original message will not be modified when you send it.

    Personally I don't bother to forward spam as the spambots change all the time. Just mark it as spam in your email and find better things to do with your time.

    cheers, Paul

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    It is better sending the message as an attachment as all the email headers will be included which "helps" in determining the source.

    If you are concerned just delete the forwarded email from your sent items folder once sent.

    Paul's advice above stands as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wenkoe View Post
    Uncomfortable making an attachment of a (spam) message since it implies that I make/save a file to reference as an attachment.
    You shouldn't need to save a message as a file just to send it as an attachment, but the steps depend on which email program you're using.


    Quote Originally Posted by wenkoe View Post
    Appreciate a complete walkthru of complying with this, new to me, procedure of requesting a specific "block".
    TWC/rr have instructions for most email programs, but it was new to them five years ago: How To Report Spam

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    I find it much simpler to log in to my TWC RR web mail and mark the offending email and then click the Report Spam button.

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    I assumed based on reviewing this forum segment that TB would be recognized as Thunderbird. Can you walk me thru, step by step just how to make an attachment of the message and attach it as an attachment to an eMail I write to spamblock@postmaster.rr.com.

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    I tried this approach but kept getting responses "you already blocked this sender", again and again. Block apparently didn't work. I guess Paul's advice will be my fall back position.

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    Why I'm confused. I assume one saves the message as a file and not as a message in the "sent box" in ThunderBird. Back to the beginner's line using the TB client in my Win8.1 experience. Thanks for your words.

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    Why forwarding was replaced with "inline" approach with attachment eludes me. My post was a verbatim copy of advice issued by my ISP to their eMail Thunderbird clients using their eMail server. Again, a step by step process for me to follow will negate my incompetence in trying to address this matter. Otherwise I'll just click "junk" and put this matter to rest.

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    Have a look here and here wenkoe.
    Last edited by Browni; 2015-03-20 at 19:23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wenkoe View Post
    I assume one saves the message as a file
    Not necessary.


    Quote Originally Posted by wenkoe View Post
    Why forwarding was replaced with "inline" approach with attachment eludes me.
    Already explained: Headers.

    (Inline was replaced).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wenkoe View Post
    Can you walk me thru, step by step just how to make an attachment of the message
    Right click on the message, Forward As > Attachment.

    As I said, there really is no point, the TB spam filter is very good. I also wouldn't block senders because spammers often use real email addresses in an attempt to fool your spam filter and you don't want to block genuine mail.

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks Browni. Will pursue and hopefully conclude this issue.

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    Thanks Paul. Will reply again with my conclusion.

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    Touche. Thanks.

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