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Old December 7th 17, 04:48 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Char Jackson
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On Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:58:40 -0500, Paul wrote:

Rene Lamontagne wrote:
Using Thunderbird 52.5 in Windows 10, I have one company that is
consistently sending me E-mail, The company is called Wayfair.ca, they
are an online furniture company, I have created rules from a message
numerous times, I have added them to my hosts file but they still keep
coming through. my hosts file seems OK as I can no longer reach there
web site
They are very annoying as they send them every few days.
Is there any way I can stop them once and for all.

Thanks, Rene


Mail takes an indirect route. It uses servers. The
servers talk to one another.

transport
some_server ------------- some_server
/ \
/ \
wayfair.ca rene.ca

So in that diagram, adding wayfair.ca to your HOSTS
file, won't do anything. Because a packet didn't come
straight from wayfair.ca to your place.


You're right that a hosts file entry won't help, but it's not because of
the path that email took to get to him. Instead, it's for the simple
reason that hosts file lookups are performed when your PC needs to
translate a domain name to an IP address. That kind of lookup isn't
required (i.e., isn't performed) when receiving email.

Instead, you need to have a spam filter,

snip

Correct. Sometimes the trick is in constructing one that's effective,
meaning it does what it's supposed to do without doing too much.

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