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Annoying emails in inbox

(11 Posts)
Marelli Thu 31-Jan-19 09:37:46

Over the last few weeks I’ve been receiving dozens of emails offering ‘Asian Beauties’ or ‘Hot Russian Girls’....
Has anyone any idea how I can stop these emails? I delete them as soon as they come through, and although there’s an option to ‘unsubscribe ‘ (what???) I’m wary of clicking on this in case it creates more problems.

aggie Thu 31-Jan-19 09:45:05

I block them now i used to report them as scam but that didn't work so now I don't open them but block them

dragonfly46 Thu 31-Jan-19 09:52:40

I use Googlemail and they filter out spam. I very rarely get such emails.

Marelli Thu 31-Jan-19 09:56:06

I don't use Google mail, Dragonfly, but I'll see if I can find a way to block them, as Aggie does.
Horrible things. ?

annsixty Thu 31-Jan-19 10:11:25

This is very opportune as I went in my spam a couple of days ago to check if a message I was expecting was there.
I had dozens of that sort of obscene message.
I didn't open any but just the message box was awful and disgusting language.
I cleared the lot.
I do not get them in my inbox, only spam.

Marelli Thu 31-Jan-19 12:26:11

I can't block the sites sending the emails, because there doesn't seem to be a blocking facility on my iPad. Dgd suggests sending each one to 'Junk' instead of just deleting and that way they may tail off. ?

Elegran Thu 31-Jan-19 12:33:42

It must be illegal for them to do that. Is there anywhere you can forward them to, who will take action against the senders for sending unsolicited filth? (Not that I can imagine anyone actually soliciting the filth, but it takes all sorts)

Elegran Thu 31-Jan-19 12:37:54

There is a video about blocking emails on an I-Pad at

Nonnie Thu 31-Jan-19 12:40:38

I used to block but not any more. I was told that it proves to them they have a genuine address and they sell the lists. It did seem that I got more after a few weeks of blocking.

A recent trend seems to be to receive emails about unsubscribing and they are definitely scams so please be careful.

Phishing ones I always report

Tangerine Thu 31-Jan-19 14:58:08

I unsubscribed from these and it worked.

Nannylovesshopping Thu 31-Jan-19 15:50:05

Me too Tangerine