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#9935 25-Oct-2006 11:32
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The nubmer of unsolicited commercial e-mails arriving in my mailbox is increasing. It seems things are getting out of control. I will need all the Viagra spam (50% of spam), if I have to be a god in bed, as suggested by some other spam (25% of spam). And use all the money I can make working from home (25% of spam) to buy that Viagra.






 

 

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#49617 25-Oct-2006 11:35
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hehehe i have a non-technical sister in law, who got some adware on her PC, and it served up an advert for 'those' pills while the PC was unattended.

Her even more non technical hubby came home, sat at the computer, then went and found his wife and said "Have you got something you'd lik to say to me directly?" thinking that she was try to buy the pills for him!!!!


BWWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA







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  #49633 25-Oct-2006 13:29
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I'm getting a lot less spam from the likes of:

Disinfecting H. Suburb
Breeding F. Perversions
Poppas F. Putrefaction
Annihilating T. Wretchedness

than I used to (still enough to have some great laughs with my colleagues), but my overall spam level has gone up.





 

 
 
 
 


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#49634 25-Oct-2006 13:29
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If you're taking that much of the stuff, then you must be glad that it's herbal solution what hasn't side effect!

Seriously, though, I have had a massive surge in spam over the last couple of weeks, but I blame myself for using my primary email address to sign up for Windows Messenger. Oh well, it was bound to be harvested eventually anyway.

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  #49635 25-Oct-2006 13:34
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alasta: Seriously, though, I have had a massive surge in spam over the last couple of weeks, but I blame myself for using my primary email address to sign up for Windows Messenger. Oh well, it was bound to be harvested eventually anyway.


Funny - when our company decided to use Windows Messenger (many years ago) we used unique email addresses, and none of us have ever received any spam on those addresses. (I was actually quite surprised.)




 

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  #49636 25-Oct-2006 13:35
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Ditto huge increase in spam to both my personal email and now my work email. All the same cr_p. Up until 6 months ago I never got spam at work and now it is increasing at an alarming rate. Today 20 spam emails so far and counting.

I would like to recommend that spammers are shot or at least detained in one of those 'secret' US detention centres in Europe that don't exist.

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#49638 25-Oct-2006 13:41
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Jama: Ditto huge increase in spam to both my personal email and now my work email. All the same cr_p. Up until 6 months ago I never got spam at work and now it is increasing at an alarming rate. Today 20 spam emails so far and counting.

I would like to recommend that spammers are shot or at least detained in one of those 'secret' US detention centres in Europe that don't exist.


Same here, I also get it in my work email. I find my gmail inbox seems to be the one with the most spam, but luckily gmail has a good filter and files them in a different folder. My Xtra Webmail on the other hand is near perfect.








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  #49640 25-Oct-2006 13:49
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Yeah... gmail spam is good, it means that no spam gets through to my outlook... well it used to be that way, until last week spam has managed to get through the filter for the first time ever!!!! argh, and I don't need viagra, I'm a chick!







 
 
 
 


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  #49642 25-Oct-2006 13:58
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It is the opposite for me ~ gmail is a spam virgin whereas my Xtramail is a $2 crack w_ore.

This is an example of todays spam gibberish. I can't work out what they are trying to sell me or tell me:

"Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies. Hunger is the best sauce. Meaning: Admit it when there is some good in an adversary. Alternative: Who guards the guardians? Everyone wants to go to heaven but no-one wants to die.

Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you. Same sh_t, different day. abbreviated SSDD He that lives too fast, goes to his grave too soon.

Every dog has his day. Anonymous Success is a journey not a destination. From the Latin, de gustibus non est disputandum. Judge not, lest ye be judged"


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  #49645 25-Oct-2006 14:03
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I run my own spam filter, gets most of it and it learns as new spam comes out.

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  #49647 25-Oct-2006 14:07
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Jama: It is the opposite for me ~ gmail is a spam virgin whereas my Xtramail is a $2 crack w_ore.

This is an example of todays spam gibberish. I can't work out what they are trying to sell me or tell me:

"Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies. Hunger is the best sauce. Meaning: Admit it when there is some good in an adversary. Alternative: Who guards the guardians? Everyone wants to go to heaven but no-one wants to die.

Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you. Same sh_t, different day. abbreviated SSDD He that lives too fast, goes to his grave too soon.

Every dog has his day. Anonymous Success is a journey not a destination. From the Latin, de gustibus non est disputandum. Judge not, lest ye be judged"



It's trying to screw the Baysian spam filters. Doesn't work as far as I can tell.




 

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#49650 25-Oct-2006 14:19
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My Hotmail, er, Windows Live Mail account is spam free - for the last 10 years. My business account receives the fair bit of spam, but it's all filtered on my Exchange Server.

The filter is really good, moving all but a couple a day to the Junk folder. So today I decided to turn on the [Delete] option when the filter is applied. It means no spam passes anymore.





 

 

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#49677 25-Oct-2006 18:55
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Norton Anti-Spam seems to do a pretty good job of dealing to it. It picks up the odd false positive, but it always seems to be 'newsletters' that I wouldn't normally read anyway. I glance at my spam foler regularly to make sure that it hasn't trapped any important genuine mail, but with the spam volumes that I'm getting now, I'm tempted to just set it to delete.

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#49684 25-Oct-2006 19:57
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Do I feel bad now saying I do nothing to stop spam and the total amount of spam of gotten lately is:

0?

No not at all.. Tongue out

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#49697 25-Oct-2006 21:26
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alasta: it always seems to be 'newsletters' that I wouldn't normally read anyway.


Speaking of which, Xtra's own spam filter marked last weeks Xtra newsletter as spam lol. And as you say I wouldnt read it anyway.

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  #49712 25-Oct-2006 23:03
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well done xtra, you really are smart aren't you? lol







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