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I have my own website, it has to do with Australian postage stamps, I have been and continue being attacked at regular intervals via an email link I created for the catalogue, currently they are still sending MyDoom M, all attacks appear to be coming from either China, Europe or the USA, I give away a lot of information on the site, this is the type of information that catalogue producers charge a lot of money for, so I am a target it seems, is there some way I can filter my emails effectively stopping any viruses dead before they can get to my PC?

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asked Jun 01 '10 at 09:25

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The email filter with some anti-viruses should work.

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answered Jun 01 '10 at 14:29

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If you have to, change the email link to a none click-able one. Other then that there is not much you can do unless you forward the email address to a filter that scans it but i couldn't say how that is done.

Another thing you can do is change the email address to one of the big companys that will scan for virus such as Yahoo!, MSN (Live), or one of the many other sites.

Sorry this isn't the best answer but there isn't much you can do without changing how the email is linked or the email address it's self.

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answered Jun 01 '10 at 15:07

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Hi Zeosrule & Michael Sorry it has taken so long to respond, I changed my anti-virus (to one with specific email filtering) and I also have the incoming emails now filtered through another system as well, thanks for the advice

answered Aug 14 '11 at 04:08

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If you use a service such as gmail or use a custom domain via gmail then it should do it for you. If you are running your own mail server, then you may need something like astaro to try and filter the email.

or if needed, see if you can restrict attachments all together. Or if that is not possible, create a policy of requiring a special code to be placed in the subject line where a filter will automatically move it to a special inbox. (I got a few professors in my college to do this since they had a issue of when they give out a email, anyone with an infected computer that spams will enroll the email address as a target for spam.

Most spam bots will not customize the subject line to something specific.

For example ask people to add something like "email us and add QsAOxw!tJ}X4+ to the end of the subject"

With that, a filter for the specific code will have the emails in a special inbox and the rest goes into a archive or forwarded to another inbox which can be emptied if needed

answered Aug 14 '11 at 06:39

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Instead of having a clickable mailto link, change it to a form that people have to fill out with their email address and possibly a few other items and a have script email that to you. It won't completely stop people from finding your email but it will help a bit. This site could help: http://www.freecontactform.com/email_form.php

answered Aug 14 '11 at 10:20

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Don't use Windows on a PC you check those emails on. Use Ubuntu or any other kind of Linux.

answered Aug 14 '11 at 10:50

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