Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#96934 - 02/26/03 06:30 AM Re: help!
Rubrick Offline
addict

Registered: 05/18/00
Posts: 679
Loc: Somewhere outside New York
I think this is a spammer technique. Probably Rubrick, Max or musick would be able to say more.

Four things:

1. Don't subscribe to mailing lists
2. When you forward on mail - make sure to delete all the forwarded addresses contained in the body. Also BCC names rather than CC or include them in your To: line
3. Filter
4. Dont' reply to the mail or click on the unsubscribe link You will be spammed for life.

Finally, contacting Yahoo! MSN or the other web mail companies won't make any difference. They are giving you a free email so why should they do anything else for you?

If you really want to avoid spam then use a Unix based mailer instead of a web-based one. Get Pine or Eudora or else install Linux OS and use their platform. You can then get an easy to install spam filter which will include black and white lists which shoudl filter out most of your unwanted mail. I get about five spams a day into my in box but my black list folder collects about 250 a day. You can't stop the crap coming to you but at least you can control where it goes.


Top
#96935 - 02/27/03 03:34 PM Re: help!
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
one more bit of info about this spoofing stuff:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.klez.h@mm.html

hope that's not too long...



_________________________
formerly known as etaoin...

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2

Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8717 Members
16 Forums
13802 Topics
214484 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
Laban, birdie, mepallav, discopig, Byz
8717 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 33 Guests and 1 Spider online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
Bazr 110
LukeJavan8 88
endymion6 85
wofahulicodoc 81
jenny jenny 64
A C Bowden 32
Tromboniator 8
Faldage 6
olly 3
zmjezhd 2
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13802
Jackie 11609
tsuwm 10513
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
AnnaStrophic 6511
LukeJavan8 6308
Wordwind 6296
of troy 5400
BranShea 5282

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith