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I need help Removing my primary email address due to pornography and other financial threats

This is serious to me and occured due to the sale of my email address, after one of the many web site hacks that have happened.

This email needs to be Removed because its malicious and offensive now :¬(
Just ignoring the email address is not the right message to send to these offenders as they still think its viable and will keep on selling it

Please can someone help me with the steps to do this 
I know you dont want to do this but i am groveling for help here

Many thanks in advance

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Re: I need help Removing my primary email address due to pornography and other financial threats

having the primary removed would be very difficult since it links direct to your account, across many internal systems, think could configure to block all apart from email addresses in address book, the forum staff should be able to offer clarification in around a weeks time.

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Re: I need help Removing my primary email address due to pornography and other financial threats

No rush to do this I just sick of seeing these threatening emails

I dont belive ignoring the emails and address is good idea
I sends the message to the hackers that the email is still alive and ready for more threats

Also if the email is not Removed they will sell it onwards to other people that will threaten again and again

Anyways taken me 2 months to change all my emails to a new one, and im finaly done
Microsoft account was the hardest as im a developer :¬)

So i dont need this primary one now i just want to migrate to a new primary for account access reasons

:¬)

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Re: I need help Removing my primary email address due to pornography and other financial threats

Let me point out again what has already been pointed out to you. You cannot remove your primary e-mail address and VM will not do it for you either. It is too complicated as the address is embedded in the single sign on system that VM use for e-mail and My VM. If you fail to access the address for 150 days VM will deactivate it so far as e-mail is concerned, although it will remain valid for signing into My VM. That is as much as you can expect.  You may not like the answer but that doesn't stop it being correct.



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Re: I need help Removing my primary email address due to pornography and other financial threats

naaa
"having the primary removed would be very difficult since i"
is not "You cannot remove your primary e-mail address "

thanks for the extra info though

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Re: I need help Removing my primary email address due to pornography and other financial threats

One radical option might be to close your current VM broadband account and apply for a new one, but not invoke the "move & transfer" option. That way your current primary address (and all other associated VM email addresses) will be closed... eventually... and you will get a new primary address.




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Re: I need help Removing my primary email address due to pornography and other financial threats

Interesting but quite complex (but doable)

Seems i might jsut have to let the scammers carry on enjoying selling and threatening people then
Ill wait for official reaction to this before i decide

Have a nice xmas everyone that replied to me :¬)
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Re: I need help Removing my primary email address due to pornography and other financial threats

@madusmacus wrote:


Also if the email is not Removed they will sell it onwards to other people that will threaten again and again

Such concern for the integrity of their data may well weaken the criminal fraternity resolve to target you in future.

Consider setting up webmail filter rules to delete all incoming emails expect those from specific domains, for instance from virginmedia{co.uk | com}.

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Thanks for the ideas but making webmail filters does not change a thing
The scammers will belive they got though and will be happy its a working email address
The only thing that i want is when they send threats to me i want them to get

Mail Delivery Subsystem <mailer-daemon>
Message not delivered
There was a problem delivering your message to notrealemail@virginmedia.com. See the technical details below, or try resending in a few minutes.

This would be a pain for them and maybe take me off the list of threats

Cya
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@madusmacus wrote:

This would be a pain for them and maybe take me off the list of threats

IMHO, no it would not but if you wish to bounce these emails then use a Filter Rule action of Reject with reason

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