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I don't use Hotmail very often but I am noticing that 2 -3 Junk Mails are getting through every day, all of a similar type.

They seem to be getting through via something called 'LinkedIn' and even though I block each one the stream continues under different names but always from 'LinkedIn'.
Is there any way of stopping this other than trashing the Hotmail account :scratch:
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What happens if you block @linkedin.com (i.e. without specifying the username)?
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Have entered this in Blocking ... thanks Hans.
Will report after some days.
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Well sad to say Hans that your suggested blocking does not stop this junk mail.
It seems that the junk senders are getting more skilled each day :sad:
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Perhaps the @linkedin.com is only the display value, while the real e-mail address varies.
Sometimes they use your own e-mail address as sender address, since you're unlikely to block that.
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I'll check message properties next time to see if there is more information.
I will get them, I will, I will :groan: :groan: :groan:
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I am a member of Linkedin but I am not active in the Network. http://uk.linkedin.com/

In brief LinkedIn claims to have over 200 million professionals who use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities and to stay informed about your contacts and industry, find the people & knowledge you need to achieve your goals and to control your professional identity on-line.

Are the messages you are getting invitations to join from existing members or just mail shots? In the past I received invitations from people I knew or were acquainted with. Since I joined, for which I had a specific purpose, I receive updates about the Network's facilities and occasional reminders about linking with people who are members and known to me. Personally, I do not find the LinkedIn email traffic intrusive and for what it is worth I find the Network utterly benign.

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I'm getting invitations from people I don't know at all, and Gmail sends them straight to the Spam folder. I haven't tested it, but I wouldn't be surprised if following the link in such an invitation would not take me to LinkedIn at all, but either to a site that wants to sell me something, or to a site that harms my computer...
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Thanks for your comments Malcolme & Hans.
I have not opened many of the LinkedIn mail shots but they are trying to sell me something.
What I object to is that I cannot block this 'professional' site/members from sending me mail that I do not want. I can stop advertising material at my 'paper' mail box, I can stop sellers from contacting me via my mobile but I have no apparent control over this professional organisation. And I do not think that they can guarantee 'no harm to my computer' from 'sellers' that are using their facility for illegit actions.

I am going to try to contact them ... will post the outcome
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Hi Ron,

I'm not convinced that these e-mails really come from LinkedIn. Just as with e-mails claiming to be from Microsoft (you have won the Microsoft Lottery!) or from a US Bank (please provide your login details!), the sender address may be faked.
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Good morning Hans,
Just in case they do come from LinkedIn members, I have sent LinkedIn an email ... will post their reply.
If all else fails then I could trash my Hotmail account. But then contact with Microsoft Forums gets challenging as I recall eg you can't post in them. Or has this policy changed :scratch:
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You could create a new Microsoft account for access to the Microsoft forums. You can use an existing e-mail address for this account or get an Outlook.com address (Outlook.com is the successor to Hotmail). With your Microsoft account, you can login to SkyDrive, all Microsoft forums and Outlook.com.

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Can you share the internet headers from one of these emails. You can obscure your own email address before you post, I just want to see the information about where this has come from.
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Hei Stuart,
Just now I have none of these emails ... have junked them. I am in contact with LinkedIn and they are investigating but if I get another I will take a look at Properties and post info. I have also taken Hans advice and opened a new Outlook.com address and will be trashing the Hotmail one following comment from LinkedIn. I only use it for Microsoft so a complete new address in Outlook.Com was the best solution.
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I ma not suggesting that these 'LinkedIn' junk emails came from members of LinkedIn but since I contacted them I have not received any more to trash :clapping:
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Good to hear that. Let's hope it stays that way! :crossfingers:
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Just to close this thread ... might help others if they get pestered.
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Thanks!
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I have a good way to stop repeat junk mail. I take all of the postage paid envelopes and switch the contents and mail them back. Almost anyone I do it to takes me off their list.

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What a top idea Helen!
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