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Suddenly, SPAM and BULK MAIL Flooding. What is happening?

 
 
Tony
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      09-24-2003
In June, I moved to a temporary location, losing my cable email address after cancelling the
service.. I emailed all of my contact and told them to use my public email address in the interim
(ureach). All went well for a few months, until the other day. The 6 MB mailbox they offered
exceeded the maximum, which never happend before. I looked to see only a few emails in the bulk
folder. I noticed that they were .wav files from unsolicited senders. I emailed Ureach and told them
of this SPAM problem and that it made my account unusable. They replied that only paying customers
get spam filtered. I guess I can understand that, although I went 3 years of using this address
without this ever happening.

So, I signed up for a Yahoo mailbox. Guess what? Same thing within the first hours of creating it. I
was wondering if anyone else has experienced this "public email" flooding recently?

Tony
 
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Joel Whitburn, Jr.
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      09-24-2003
swen virus
 
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youngstr11
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      09-25-2003
Yep Swen Virus
I think it is a mutation of the sobig virus
#1 on Trend Micro's Threat list, The worst part is even if you have your
virus software up to date you still get your email box filled by others
negligence to find out there system is riddled with viruses.
http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/viru...me=WORM_SWEN.A

The only Suggestion is to Block filter out emails with attachments from
people you don't know. That should get rid of some of your spamming, I
personally keep my email open and trend micro kills them as they come thru
and I set up a filter to throw away the emails with the deleted attachments.

Good Luck all

"Tony" <(E-Mail Removed) > wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> In June, I moved to a temporary location, losing my cable email address

after cancelling the
> service.. I emailed all of my contact and told them to use my public email

address in the interim
> (ureach). All went well for a few months, until the other day. The 6 MB

mailbox they offered
> exceeded the maximum, which never happend before. I looked to see only a

few emails in the bulk
> folder. I noticed that they were .wav files from unsolicited senders. I

emailed Ureach and told them
> of this SPAM problem and that it made my account unusable. They replied

that only paying customers
> get spam filtered. I guess I can understand that, although I went 3 years

of using this address
> without this ever happening.
>
> So, I signed up for a Yahoo mailbox. Guess what? Same thing within the

first hours of creating it. I
> was wondering if anyone else has experienced this "public email" flooding

recently?
>
> Tony



 
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Tony
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      09-25-2003
On Thu, 25 Sep 2003 03:31:33 GMT, "youngstr11" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Yep Swen Virus
>I think it is a mutation of the sobig virus
>#1 on Trend Micro's Threat list, The worst part is even if you have your
>virus software up to date you still get your email box filled by others
>negligence to find out there system is riddled with viruses.


That is fine but it is a Yahoo mailbox. Are you saying that they have the virus? And my Ureach
account too? I cannot block filter emails that are stored on a public external mail server. What
does anyone do about that (including Hotmail and others).

Tony


>http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/viru...me=WORM_SWEN.A
>
>The only Suggestion is to Block filter out emails with attachments from
>people you don't know. That should get rid of some of your spamming, I
>personally keep my email open and trend micro kills them as they come thru
>and I set up a filter to throw away the emails with the deleted attachments.
>
>Good Luck all
>
>"Tony" <(E-Mail Removed) > wrote in message
>news:(E-Mail Removed).. .
>> In June, I moved to a temporary location, losing my cable email address

>after cancelling the
>> service.. I emailed all of my contact and told them to use my public email

>address in the interim
>> (ureach). All went well for a few months, until the other day. The 6 MB

>mailbox they offered
>> exceeded the maximum, which never happend before. I looked to see only a

>few emails in the bulk
>> folder. I noticed that they were .wav files from unsolicited senders. I

>emailed Ureach and told them
>> of this SPAM problem and that it made my account unusable. They replied

>that only paying customers
>> get spam filtered. I guess I can understand that, although I went 3 years

>of using this address
>> without this ever happening.
>>
>> So, I signed up for a Yahoo mailbox. Guess what? Same thing within the

>first hours of creating it. I
>> was wondering if anyone else has experienced this "public email" flooding

>recently?
>>
>> Tony

>


 
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youngstr11
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      09-26-2003
I don't see anything in yahoo that would allow you to filter attachments. I
don't know what to tell you as for the other questions about who is emailing
it to you go to the link below.

http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/viru...me=WORM_SWEN.A

"Tony" <(E-Mail Removed) > wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> On Thu, 25 Sep 2003 03:31:33 GMT, "youngstr11"

<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
> >Yep Swen Virus
> >I think it is a mutation of the sobig virus
> >#1 on Trend Micro's Threat list, The worst part is even if you have your
> >virus software up to date you still get your email box filled by others
> >negligence to find out there system is riddled with viruses.

>
> That is fine but it is a Yahoo mailbox. Are you saying that they have the

virus? And my Ureach
> account too? I cannot block filter emails that are stored on a public

external mail server. What
> does anyone do about that (including Hotmail and others).
>
> Tony
>
>
>
>http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/viru...me=WORM_SWEN.A
> >
> >The only Suggestion is to Block filter out emails with attachments from
> >people you don't know. That should get rid of some of your spamming, I
> >personally keep my email open and trend micro kills them as they come

thru
> >and I set up a filter to throw away the emails with the deleted

attachments.
> >
> >Good Luck all
> >
> >"Tony" <(E-Mail Removed) > wrote in message
> >news:(E-Mail Removed).. .
> >> In June, I moved to a temporary location, losing my cable email address

> >after cancelling the
> >> service.. I emailed all of my contact and told them to use my public

email
> >address in the interim
> >> (ureach). All went well for a few months, until the other day. The 6 MB

> >mailbox they offered
> >> exceeded the maximum, which never happend before. I looked to see only

a
> >few emails in the bulk
> >> folder. I noticed that they were .wav files from unsolicited senders. I

> >emailed Ureach and told them
> >> of this SPAM problem and that it made my account unusable. They replied

> >that only paying customers
> >> get spam filtered. I guess I can understand that, although I went 3

years
> >of using this address
> >> without this ever happening.
> >>
> >> So, I signed up for a Yahoo mailbox. Guess what? Same thing within the

> >first hours of creating it. I
> >> was wondering if anyone else has experienced this "public email"

flooding
> >recently?
> >>
> >> Tony

> >

>



 
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