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OT: the level of spam is simply incredible.

 
 
Paul B
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      08-09-2007
I'm not looking for techno help. My email account filters spam
pretty well. But still the levels are astounding and getting
worse by the day. This is nothing short of economic terrorism and
should be a priority for law enforcement. And the punishments
should be severe.

p.
 
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      08-09-2007
"Paul B" wrote in message news:84geoghhbld1$(E-Mail Removed)...
> I'm not looking for techno help. My email account filters spam
> pretty well. But still the levels are astounding and getting
> worse by the day. This is nothing short of economic terrorism and
> should be a priority for law enforcement. And the punishments
> should be severe.



E-mail is not considered as important a communication venue as is the
telephone. So what legal action have you personally been involved with
due to marketers calling you on your telephone?

How can a state prosecute someone from another state? Even with
reciprocity, interstate enforcement only happens for criminal offenses,
not civil offenses. Unless you can prove that you personally have
incurred $25,000 in losses due to spam, and which gets you at the bottom
of their list, there's no point in reporting the offense to the FBI.
Life is full of irritations, like having to share an elevator with
sweaty, stinky people.

If you want to get rid of more spam, get a better client-side anti-spam
solution. Stop relying on the spam filtering at your ISP which, by
necessity, has to be configured for loose filtering since users consider
false positives (good mail marked as spam) far more serious than of
false negatives (spam not detected as such).

By the way:
When munging your e-mail address, *first* munge the domain. Besides
avoiding spam gets to you, also be courteous to the domain by making
sure that you aren't energizing spam hits their domain.

 
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      08-09-2007
On Or About Thu, 09 Aug 2007 00:40:46 GMT, Without Any Hesitation Or
Thinking Twice, Paul B Stumbled Over To The Keyboard And wrote The
Following In The 24hoursupport.helpdesk News Group:

> I'm not looking for techno help. My email account filters spam
> pretty well. But still the levels are astounding and getting
> worse by the day. This is nothing short of economic terrorism and
> should be a priority for law enforcement. And the punishments
> should be severe.
>
> p.


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Jordon
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      08-09-2007
Paul B wrote:
> I'm not looking for techno help. My email account filters spam
> pretty well. But still the levels are astounding and getting
> worse by the day. This is nothing short of economic terrorism and
> should be a priority for law enforcement. And the punishments
> should be severe.


Not a suggestion for reducing spam, but a suggestion none the
less.

Put your email address spam trap after the @ symbol, not before.
You're email address in your message is...

http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed)

which allows email address harvesters to obtain a valid domain
name, which means they send spam to a valid domain. They get
bounced of course but it puts unnecessary pressure on your
email host.

Just make sure the domain you use isn't a real one. See mine
for a suggestion.

My 2

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sittingduck
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      08-09-2007
Paul B wrote:

> I'm not looking for techno help. My email account filters spam
> pretty well. But still the levels are astounding and getting
> worse by the day. This is nothing short of economic terrorism and
> should be a priority for law enforcement. And the punishments
> should be severe.


Use dodgit.com or mailinator.com email addresses for signups, usenet, etc.
Keep your personal emails protected, and give them out only to individuals.
Buy your own domain name, and you can control your own email server. Turn
catch all OFF, and you can create and remove various accounts as they get
spammed.

 
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Paul B
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      08-09-2007
On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 08:30:45 -0700, Jordon wrote:


> Put your email address spam trap after the @ symbol, not before.
> You're email address in your message is...
>
> (E-Mail Removed)
>
> which allows email address harvesters to obtain a valid domain
> name, which means they send spam to a valid domain. They get
> bounced of course but it puts unnecessary pressure on your
> email host.
>
> Just make sure the domain you use isn't a real one. See mine
> for a suggestion.
>
> My 2



Point well taken.

Thanks,
p.
 
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