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SPAM and more SPAM

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Rosy, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. Rosy
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    It's about time Hotmail was updated as I know a number of people who have used it and set up accounts using obviously fake details and then spamming either old work places or people that they don't like!!

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  2. Rosy
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    That reminds me - at work I keep getting text only emails by the bucket loads and I don't seem to be able to stop them. There is no link on them to unsubscribe and when I reply to the email with unsubscribe in the address it is rejected. Can anyone help me get rid of these as I get around 20 a day and it's really starting to bug me!!!

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  3. Nelix
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    I Get Alot of these Text only emails too, as yet i have not found a way to stop them but i will let you know if i do

    Derek :multi
     
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  4. Beenz75

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    I use Incredimail which lets you view all your mails on the server prior to downloading, so you can delete all spam or suspicious mails before recieving to your inbox.
     
  5. Nelix
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    I Believe, and correct me if i am wrong rosie, the messages in question are the same as the ones received when some one net sends you

    Derek
     
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  6. AJ

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    Hi

    I use Mailwasher for email. Freeware software that lets you view mail on your isp's mailserver and allows you to delete the mail before you download it. It also will bounce mail back to the sender acting as though your mail address is not operational. It keps a database of all sites that you wish to blacklist.

    Very usefull tool and FREE. :D

    Regards

    Andrew
     
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  7. Jakamoko
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    Yeah, I'm using Mailwasher too, ut even tho' you can bin messages from the server, it doesn't seem to actually stop them over time, so I'm not too sure of the point of the "bounce" feature.

    Still, beats having to bring them down first !
     
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  8. AJ

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    Iknow what you mean. The other day I had 43 emails ready to download from the NTL mail server and all of the were spam. 95% of them I had to get rid of them before the children saw them. Were do they get your address from???????

    And what help are the ISP's, absolutly none. Not much help at all (please excuse the language, but this is getting to be a serious matter.

    I think this may be for another thread elsewhere.

    Sorry and all that.

    Andrew
     
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  9. Luton Bee

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    A report in Computer Weekly this week stated that 46% of all e-mail sent was considered spam. This makes almost every other e-mail unwanted and unsolicited. Something is going to have to be done soon before this "kills off" e-mail
     
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  10. Nelix
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    Couldn't agree more with you guys, the ISP's need to pull there finger out of there arse's and spend some of the money they take from us and put it into combating spam
     
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  11. Sandy

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    I am a Mailwash user

    Mr Gates e-mailed me a few days ago to say that MS & the major ISP's are going to do someting about it soon.

    Considering the majority of spam I get is either cheap Viagra or some amazing drug to give you a larger willy there are some sad people (man) about!
     
  12. Rosy
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    These text-only emails are at work and our stuff is hosted out on UKhosts - can I do anything about them?

    PS McSmoothie - are they trying to tell you something do you think???!!!
     
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  13. Steve

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    I use JB Mail and just delete the spam on the server before using Outlook to bring home the mail. It's free and works well. Some info from their blurb:

    "Security and Privacy. JBMail uses smart technology choices to eliminate the security and privacy hazards found in other mail clients, without sacrificing interoperability. For instance, HTML is stripped to plain text and not rendered.

    Full SSL/TLS support. Secure Sockets Layer and Transport Layer Security use state-of-the-art encryption to protect POP3 and SMTP communications from eavesdropping and spoofing. Provided by the industry standard OpenSSL.

    Virus protection. Multiple levels of defense against viruses, worms and trojans. Safety features include a file block list and executable file SanityCheck.

    Junk mail filtering. JBMail includes powerful junk/spam filtering capabilities, including whitelist and blacklist, heuristic custom filters, and even header pattern matching.

    Portability. Fits on a floppy disk; no install required. No local mail storage, and no registry keys created. Messages can be viewed and saved/archived in plain text format to guarantee cross-client and cross-platform compatibility.

    Efficiency. Header-based POP3 access lets you read and delete mail directly on server without downloading everything. Light-weight software is nimble even on old computers!

    Supports POP3 and SMTP; MIME; base64 and UUencoded attachments; ISO-8859-1 (Latin1) Western European characters; and many other standard features."

    Regards,
    Steve
     
  14. AJ

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    Great Idea Steve, but it still doesn't get away from the problem that your privacy is being invaded by these spurious mail asking you is you want a bigger willy.

    It has got to be upto the ISP's to monitor this but the big question has got to be how.

    If they start looking at all mails then you could say again that your privacy is again being invaded.

    I known this turns out to be a never ending circle but surely there has to be an answer:? :? :? :? :? :? :?

    Andrew
     
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  15. Sandy

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    We are both quite happy with the size of things! :wink:
     
  16. AJ

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    Cheer up Mr. Jak

    If it is keeping her happy then why worry.

    Just don't start feeling inadequate, it happensto us all.

    I believe it is something to do with age or too much caffine :lol: :lol:

    LOL

    Just keep on believing

    Andrew
     
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  17. Jakamoko
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    Thanks Andrew,

    I feel soo much better after that (although I never hear the Missus J say that !!!)

    Maybe I'm just using aged caffeine :cry:
     
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  18. AJ

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    You've got to use proper fresh brewed coffee (I believe Columbian is best with it's added extras).

    Then stand back!! :gun
    Andrew
     
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  19. Jakamoko
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    Deff agreed, but I always find that by the time I've ground my own beans, I need another nap. :o
     
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  20. Nelix
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    Nothing worse than grinding you beans, however, it depends who your grinding them with.
     
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