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Spam email from bogus .aol to my email

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Now I have a question only you genius types can answer. I have been getting loads of spam email with bogus addresses from .aol accounts. They come straight into my regular @gmail.com account but how do they get here? I figured out how to set a filter to stop this but am still concerned about this whole problem. See some of the addresses received in my ... @gmail account. I receive dozens of emails every day, all spam, all with a bogus .aol email address. My email is ... @gmail.com. I receive spam emails in this account sent to the following emails: ... @aol.com; ... @aol.com; ... @aol.com; ... @aol.com etc. etc. etc. HOW DO THESE EMAILS EVEN GET INTO MY MAIL? Marlys



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Now I have a question only you genius types can answer. I have been getting loads of spam email with bogus addresses from .aol accounts. They come straight into my regular @gmail.com account but how do they get here? I figured out how to set a filter to stop this but am still concerned about this whole problem. See some of the addresses received in my ... @gmail account. I receive dozens of emails every day, all spam, all with a bogus .aol email address. My email is ... @gmail.com. I receive spam emails in this account sent to the following emails: ... @aol.com; ... @aol.com; ... @aol.com; ... @aol.com etc. etc. etc. HOW DO THESE EMAILS EVEN GET INTO MY MAIL? Marlys emails edited from public and search/spam bots view on this community forum.

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There is the visible email id and the actual, internal, email id. Spammers create bogus recipient email ids to make it more difficult for recipients to use traditional filters to spot them.

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There is the visible email id and the actual, internal, email id. Spammers create bogus recipient email ids to make it more difficult for recipients to use traditional filters to spot them.

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Thank you so much. We did find one solution that works beautifully. In Thunderbird there is a choice to create a message filter that allows you to delete all email that does NOT HAVE your real email in the TO or CC area. It's under TOOLS in the top bar labeled message filters. I had used Thunderbird's recommended junk filter and this did not work at all. Marlys