Okay, so here’s the deal. I’ve had a catch-all email account that’s been up for quite sometime, maybe a year. Big mistake, I know this now, and I never really checked it. So today I decided to login to my webmail and I had 6804 new messages, all spam. I couldn’t even really log in because the webmail client would keep timing out.
So I set up an imap account in Outlook Express and downloaded all of the messages so I could delete them. After killing off a lot of viruses (thanks, Avast), I finally had them all downloaded. Well, when I tried to delete them, the imap connection would time out. Understandable, so I tried to just delete one at a time with the same results.
Next I deleted the entire account, thinking this would delete all the mail. But created a new account with the same login and now all the messages are back. I like my old login and I don’t want some random one like m2451634, but I don’t like having 265mb of spam either.
So how in the heck do I solve this? I just want all the spam in my mailbox deleted, but the problem is the timeout, I guess because it’s so crowded.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks.