Talking of ad blocking…I have an ad blocker on my laptop and it works a treat. I never get adverts on YouTube on my laptop, whereas if I watch it on my TV I do get adverts. But… here is the thing which really bugs me and probably should be in the ‘things that make you go grrrr!’ thread, the amount of spam email I get, some of which are just disgusting.
I would say 95% are all of the ‘free spins’ betting type (so much for encouraging people to gamble responsibly) the rest are made up of things I can either claim for or asking me to complete the loan I was after (except I was and am not) and then the final ones… apparantly I’ve been matched on Tinder even though I have never been on the damn thing, but the worst of all and I only saw it by opposite clicking on it to block it, but it still showed the email, was a pornographic image of a chap with his erect chappie in his hand. I mean what if thart was sent to a kid’s email! I also get the occassional one stating they have access to my computer and if I don’t pay up they will cause havoc…which they never have.
I have passed some on to phishing and started to block them all, but time and time again they keep coming back, and sometines I can open up my emails and find overnight I have over 50 in my junk. Even when I am on my computer like now, there has been several pings indicating more have turned up. Going through blocking them all takes time and anyhow, as someone on YouTube said, there is no point because these bots just keep regenerating and slightly changing the sender’s address. The advice on YouTube said to just let it go into the junk box, where it will be automatically deleted anyway. That’s all well and good, but sometimes something of importance does get re-directed into the junk box, and so you cannot help but to have to trawl through the crap to find it.
So, I do not know how on earth to stop it and if anyone on here has an answer, I would love to know.