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Neowulf (Aaron VonDerheide)
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      10-06-2003
>>> Might be a good idea if savvy users posted their own solutions here
>>> (if any!) for the current Microsoft, admin, security, undelivered
>>> mail, network, etc., etc., virus siege. My ISP mail inbox gets filled
>>> up repeatedly and is rejecting legitimate messages. Is there a way
>>> out, short of changing email address? Or will we all have to give up
>>> the Internet?
>>>
>>> Art


Yeah, I want revenge. I used to be such a nice guy before this happened.

>>
>> I haven't received a single one. Whatever I'm doing must be working.

>
> Let me guess: you post in newsgroups with a nonsense e-mail adres
> (like me: did not get a single one either)
>
> gr, hwh


Good plan. I was not thorough enough doing that, and now I get as much as
300 spams a day.

Earthlink's built-in spam tools help a lot though. (Still, I wish somebody
would find these people and do a denial-of-service attack on them.)


Aaron
 
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Leythos
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      10-06-2003
In article <1bvo7nwa5h7bo$.1opugnz0s7jj0$(E-Mail Removed)>, avonder1
@earthlink.net.NOSPAM says...
> >> I haven't received a single one. Whatever I'm doing must be working.

> >
> > Let me guess: you post in newsgroups with a nonsense e-mail adres
> > (like me: did not get a single one either)

> Good plan. I was not thorough enough doing that, and now I get as much as
> 300 spams a day.
>
> Earthlink's built-in spam tools help a lot though. (Still, I wish somebody
> would find these people and do a denial-of-service attack on them.)


They are sending them to more than usenet accounts - I've not seen one
come to my account I use for usenet, but there appears to be a simple
engine that sends them to administrator or abuse or postmaster at
company accounts.

With our mail server I seen about 10 in the last couple weeks, the spam
filter catches them, and the firewall removes the attachment.

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Jeff
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      10-07-2003
On Mon, 06 Oct 2003 15:57:35 +0000, Neowulf (Aaron VonDerheide) wrote:

>>>> Might be a good idea if savvy users posted their own solutions here
>>>> (if any!) for the current Microsoft, admin, security, undelivered
>>>> mail, network, etc., etc., virus siege. My ISP mail inbox gets filled
>>>> up repeatedly and is rejecting legitimate messages. Is there a way
>>>> out, short of changing email address? Or will we all have to give up
>>>> the Internet?
>>>>
>>>> Art

>
> Yeah, I want revenge. I used to be such a nice guy before this happened.
>
>>>
>>> I haven't received a single one. Whatever I'm doing must be working.

>>
>> Let me guess: you post in newsgroups with a nonsense e-mail adres
>> (like me: did not get a single one either)
>>
>> gr, hwh

>
> Good plan. I was not thorough enough doing that, and now I get as much as
> 300 spams a day.
>
> Earthlink's built-in spam tools help a lot though. (Still, I wish somebody
> would find these people and do a denial-of-service attack on them.)
>
>
> Aaron

Maybe if everyone forwarded all of them to Microsoft then they would be
a bit more motivated to fix their software.
 
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MI6 U2
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      11-19-2003
There's a virus out also 28KB t
oo besides the 150 ones
"Astaroth" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:3klqmv0f0sbb0hhcsk8hpg7p14gnfrc1ti@hades...
> On Sun, 21 Sep 2003 06:39:38 GMT, (E-Mail Removed) (Art) wrote:
>
> >Might be a good idea if savvy users posted their own solutions here
> >(if any!) for the current Microsoft, admin, security, undelivered
> >mail, network, etc., etc., virus siege. My ISP mail inbox gets filled
> >up repeatedly and is rejecting legitimate messages. Is there a way
> >out, short of changing email address? Or will we all have to give up
> >the Internet?
> >
> >Art

>
> Set up email filters for the problem.
>
> Reject anything over 135kb.
> Filter keywords "September 2003", and "Cumulative Patch".
> It would also be beneficial to remove your valid email address from
> your header information. Mung it somhow so that bots can't process it
> but humans can still tell what it is... or mung it so that you remain
> private, your choice.
> HTH



 
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