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Pauline
20-03-2003, 08:01 PM
Hi Everyone,
I have started getting queer emails to my hotmail address. Either they are for university certificates or how to make bigger members.
This I copied & pasted from the details. Only trouble is I had to open it first to get to the properties. Usually the spelling is bad in the subject line so I take it that the sender doesn't use English as their first language. Is this Spam or what?
Pauline.


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Subject: FPlease her with a full-sized v unit
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robsonde
20-03-2003, 08:06 PM
this is spam.

look in the hotmail options for mail handeling or spam controls

set your spam filter to high and see how it work out.

Clueless
20-03-2003, 08:19 PM
>FPlease her with a full-sized v unit

:D :D

Clasic spam!

I get offered pills/vaccuum treatment to grow a bigger "v unit", viagra, pills to give me a bigger "bra size", (but i'm a bloke???), chances to see "a girl and her horse", investmest opertunities, greencards, diplomas, and the chance to help poor unfortunate rich nigerian people regually.

Lots stopped when i blocked "anything@msn.com" & "anything@aol.com"

This is why i say "use disposible addresses for public posting" Unfortunatly all i can do with current spam to my personal address (my_name@my_domain.co.nz) is ignore it.

.Clueless

oldfart
20-03-2003, 09:36 PM
Hi Clueless

For some of us it is not really an option to change email addresses. I have my own domain and would be very upset if I had to relinquish it just to stop Spam.

I have found that MailWsher http://www.mailwasher.net/ to be very effective at stopping or at least reducing it to a tiny trickle.

>Lots stopped when i blocked anything@msn.com & anything@aol.com
This sounds like a good approach. Did you set these filters in Outlook or do you use another email client?

Cheers oldfart.

Pheonix
20-03-2003, 09:53 PM
Yes, I must admit I enjoy bouncing those e-mails using mailwasher. Trouble is that if they have a bit in the e-mail about unsubscribing, don't use it, it only confirms to them that there is someone at the e-mail address they sent it to. By bouncing it, not only does it fill up their inbox, but looks like your e-mail address doesn't exist, so there is more chance that they will take you off their list. I suspect that if the e-mail is not bounced, they hand the list to other spammers.

stu140103
20-03-2003, 10:44 PM
Talking about silly e-mail here are a few (which just got throw my hotmail account)I am getting throw my hotmail account:

From:
dianne

Subject:
Never

From:
Rainy

Subject:
Call Her

From:
Pam

Subject:
You Talk Really Fast

The one above is very sick... Lets just say...

Is any one else getting the same??

Clueless
21-03-2003, 12:48 AM
oldfart

My email client is Kmail, as i use Linux.
The filters are easy to set up. It also has a "bounce" facility, not unlike mailwasher, and yes, i too have my own domain.. BTW, i had a look at your website, and realised that i found those cliffs familiar.

Public email posting, such as my PF1 profile address goes to an address that i change the moment the spambots get it. Rather than bounce it i let all such spam come in and go directly to the "trash" folder. I figure that does more harm to spammers than letting them know that yet another address in their database is "dead".

The big problem i see is that i have to see the email from a new address come in, in order to bounce it in resonable time. I'm working on the therie that if it is a real return address, false bouncing will be detectible by the delay.

It's the old problem, any filter that gets rid of all that i don't want, will probably also take out much of what i do want.

Its an odd balance.

.Clueless

Clueless
21-03-2003, 01:00 AM
The filters with OE are easy to set up using "message rules". Filtering a domain is just like filtering an individual address, except you just type in the domain name only.

.Clueless

brig
21-03-2003, 03:36 AM
I use Pegasus.....takes a little more getting used to, but it has a "Selective mail download" option.

Sufficient details of all incoming mail can be examined, before downloading the body of the message, to be able to flick it off the server.

It's free at:

http://www.pmail.com/

Pauline
21-03-2003, 08:33 AM
Hi,
I do have my filter set to 'exclusive' which is supposed to let 'only addresses on your safe list go into your inbox'. It seems that it isn't doing that.
Pauline.

leshibbard
21-03-2003, 11:46 AM
Oldfart, have tried Mailwasher, but it keeps coming up with the error DNS, cannot connect.

Have had too much trouble with Outlook Express problems and Xtra's Help facility that I chucked it away.

Touch wood, don't receive much spam anyway.

Les3

stu140103
21-03-2003, 12:28 PM
> Oldfart, have tried Mailwasher, but it keeps coming
> up with the error DNS, cannot connect.
>
> Have had too much trouble with Outlook Express
> problems and Xtra's Help facility that I chucked it
> away.
>
> Touch wood, don't receive much spam anyway.
>
> Les3
Les3: is your ISP XTRA??? Because if it is not then you cant download your e-mails XTRA is blocking any other ISP trying to connect to they mail servers.

Also if you post your e-mail problems here on press F1 some one might be able to help you.

leshibbard
21-03-2003, 02:26 PM
stu140103 thanks for your reply.

We flowed over from Voyager's demise to the general public, to Xtra.

Stu we have posted to this site on the subject of Outlook Express stoppages a few times, but Xtra have always sorted the problems.

Les3

somebody
21-03-2003, 05:21 PM
I also get the strange emails. I found that by blocking any emails which have specific email addresses in the To: or CC: sections. This only works because the spammer is sending them to me, and someone else (who I don't know) at the same time.

Dylan
21-03-2003, 05:30 PM
My hotmail gets spammed ever day. Strangly enough i dont get any spam in my Ihug account (i have no filters or anything).

What ever you do _DO NOT_ put your email where its says "Your Email Here" on a banner or "If this is flashing your a winner!" or "You have 1 new message" or any of the like.

Basically only give your email to those you trust