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    Spam law; will it work

    This just came in from the UK. Wonder how effective it'll be?

    Alan S cheers!

    <a href="http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030918/wr_nm/tech_internet_spam_dc_2" target="_blank">UK anti Spam laws</a>

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    I received a spam emaillast week, among 10 or more a day. This one said under new US Law, they must supply a valid exit site if you don't wist to continue.
    What a crock, i didn't ask for it in the first place, and the given exit site bounced back as a dud anyway. Just another tricky way of finding active email accounts.
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    My whole works domain has been getting those "we are a nigerian company with $25million" emails, but they keep changeing which country they are from and how much money they have. deal 2_cents

    How do they get it to say it comes from yourself though? Because they always have whoever they are sent to's email address as the return address?

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    I'm now getting between 30 and 60 spam emails a day because some stupid ##@@$%^ thought to quote me, including my email address, in relation to camera repair articles. So if I do a web search for my addy, it appears in full a few times. Address harvesting programs can just pick it up no sweat...

    I've just started using Mailwasher Free - we'll see how it goes, but it seems like a good program.

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    Never had much luck with mail washing programs myself. They always end up killing an important email which I don't find until weeks later.
    I've was getting a lot of suspicious cookies until I narrowed my email client to only connect to my exact mail servers (firewalled) & nothing else.
    I think the spammers check the hits of the web site they incorporate into the email itself.

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    Since we lost the Citroen boards via "Boardhost" I've noticed my number of spyware I'm delousing has fallen away markedly.
    I had suspicions for a while those #$%^&*(* were giving us pop ups which left a little souvenier behind.
    Hasn't reduced my amount of crap mail but I just keep bouncing it back via the mailwasher which providing you don't have too much to scan through I personally find great.
    I have noticed in the past week that from about 10.30pm to 6am I'm only now getting average about 25 as opposed to almost 50 previous, so just gotta keep hoping they get sick of copping them back. The only problem is if I accidentally bounce a thing from one of my Yahoo lists that I get "sin binned" by them & have to re-activate the account, which is comical seeing as how all the dodgy e-mail accounts that can't be bounced are Yahoo. mallet mallet

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    Gerry, MailWasher isn't that sophisticated to be automatic - you can check your mail on the server before downloading it, then bounce spam and blacklist senders so that they think your addy has been closed. A button then opens your email client and only those you've allowed are downloaded. Hopefully, as Alan says, they'll get the message and take you off of their lists.

    Alternatively, I could stop ordering Viagra for my 3" to 5" bigger penis, and stop pleasuring her...

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    Punishment ought to be one bone for every email they are found to have sent...
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    I agree sergetov, then bamboo shoots under the finger nails.

    I received the 4th email from someone perporting to be E-bay, wanting to update my details, actually wanted credit card details along with Pin number. Yeah right!! i forwarded then all the ebays spoof site, it's apparently being delt with. cheers!
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    I work for a major NSW Govt dept. After the last spam filtering system got overloaded, they decided to do a MAJOR upgrade. That system now blocks over 2 million spam emails a day.

    There are some benefits in:

    1/ Having a Yahoo type account that you use if you must "register" somewhere to get free software etc
    2/ thereby keeping your other email address/es quiet and only giving to those who need to know.
    3/ Using a service such as mail2web.com or similar to check your private mailbox before activating your email client to pull stuff down from the pop server. 2_cents
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    Well, it depends on your mail program and operating system. I installed spamassassin here, configured Evolution to use it... now all my spam gets put in my spam mail box where I can go through it if I want to, or just nuke it. Sometimes 1or 2 get through, but thats just a spamassassin upgrade away.. dead easy. Linux.. works damn well. Oh.. no worries about viruses or IE worms either.
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    Why is it that an e.mail address I essentially don't use at all attracts most of my spam?

    As for those extra inches... If I'd taken up all those offers I wouldn't have to drive to Brisbane every month...

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    Ray Bell:
    Why is it that an e.mail address I essentially don't use at all attracts most of my spam?

    As for those extra inches... ...
    Hey Ray, I wonder if anybody takes 'em up on this never ending offer of the extra inches, if they have another list of spams to shorten it if you start tripping over it roll_lau roll_lau

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    Not likely... most people can always use an extra tow rope...

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    In the last two days, I've had the fraudulent eBay one and also the other big one, the fraudulent Microsoft update one, twice. Looking at them (which I don't normally do, but I was curious about how well done they were) I can see why inexperienced users could get caught. Mind you, the eBay one goes stupidly overboard asking for your bank account PIN !!! Duh! I suppose they only need a few stupid people...

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