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oldbuzz
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      08-05-2013
How can I stop adriana21 spam?

This spam email "adriana21" or various versions of name continue to flow relentlessly into my email inboxes or spam boxes in Hotmail and Yahoo several times a day. I have used yahoo mail filters or what is available in yahoomail and Hotmail to no success.

None of their aids in stopping spam works.

These spammers always find a way to continue flooding email boxes with unsolicited mail

I am sure I am not alone with this problem.

Old buzz
 
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Paul
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      08-05-2013
oldbuzz wrote:
> How can I stop adriana21 spam?
>
> This spam email "adriana21" or various versions of name continue to
> flow relentlessly into my email inboxes or spam boxes in Hotmail and
> Yahoo several times a day. I have used yahoo mail filters or what is
> available in yahoo mail and Hotmail to no success.
>
> None of their aids in stopping spam works.
>
> These spammers always find a way to continue flooding email boxes with unsolicited mail
>
> I am sure I am not alone with this problem.
>
> Old buzz


http://mail.live.com/mail/junkemail.aspx

http://antispam.yahoo.com/

As long as the spammers know how the filters work,
they'll get through. Using a botnet, gives them
plenty of domains to source email from. As long as
new machines are added to botnets daily, they can be
used for emailing. And botnet design is improving,
making the botnets harder and harder to take down.

*******

Just for fun, post the spam messages into this site.
It's supposed to point out, what items in the message
would have caused spam detection. Basically, this
runs a copy of SpamAssassin against the email.

http://www.unifiedemail.net/Tools/Co...s/Default.aspx

*******

By clicking the "spam" button on your own web email client,
you can help train any filter Hotmail or Yahoo may be using.
So user input will help a little bit. But things like Bayesian
filtering can be busted by the usage of word salads -
adding to the training may not help that much. If you've
never reported any spam with a button like that, then
you might eventually see an improvement, with enough
training clicks.

Whitelisting is another way to battle spam, but
that isn't very flexible and requires you to manage
the whitelist. There are also challenge-response methods,
but again, you can easily dissuade people from sending
you important messages with that kind of thing. There
are better techniques, but, like medicine, they're
unpleasant tasting.

Paul
 
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Robert Baer
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      08-06-2013
Paul wrote:
> oldbuzz wrote:
>> How can I stop adriana21 spam?
>>
>> This spam email "adriana21" or various versions of name continue to
>> flow relentlessly into my email inboxes or spam boxes in Hotmail and
>> Yahoo several times a day. I have used yahoo mail filters or what is
>> available in yahoo mail and Hotmail to no success.
>> None of their aids in stopping spam works.
>>
>> These spammers always find a way to continue flooding email boxes with
>> unsolicited mail
>>
>> I am sure I am not alone with this problem.
>>
>> Old buzz

>
> http://mail.live.com/mail/junkemail.aspx
>
> http://antispam.yahoo.com/
>
> As long as the spammers know how the filters work,
> they'll get through. Using a botnet, gives them
> plenty of domains to source email from. As long as
> new machines are added to botnets daily, they can be
> used for emailing. And botnet design is improving,
> making the botnets harder and harder to take down.
>
> *******
>
> Just for fun, post the spam messages into this site.
> It's supposed to point out, what items in the message
> would have caused spam detection. Basically, this
> runs a copy of SpamAssassin against the email.
>
> http://www.unifiedemail.net/Tools/Co...s/Default.aspx
>
> *******
>
> By clicking the "spam" button on your own web email client,
> you can help train any filter Hotmail or Yahoo may be using.
> So user input will help a little bit. But things like Bayesian
> filtering can be busted by the usage of word salads -
> adding to the training may not help that much. If you've
> never reported any spam with a button like that, then
> you might eventually see an improvement, with enough
> training clicks.
>
> Whitelisting is another way to battle spam, but
> that isn't very flexible and requires you to manage
> the whitelist. There are also challenge-response methods,
> but again, you can easily dissuade people from sending
> you important messages with that kind of thing. There
> are better techniques, but, like medicine, they're
> unpleasant tasting.
>
> Paul

One thing that can help a LOT is to have the e-mail provider
"greylist" everything.
Unfortunately, most providers refuse to make any improvements-
especially if _they_ did not think of it.
And they could care less how much that simple procedure can "improve
the user experience".
There is at least one provider that (a year or so ago) changed their
filtering system "to improve", but wound up making things more than an
order of magnitude worse; Nigerian moneyscams flowed thru like water and
almost nothing cold stop them.
They refused to go back; i was forced to tell them to copy all e-mail
to a gmail account and delete everything on their server.
**
I notice that there are two e-mail providers that display virtually
zero spam in their i folder; one is Gmail and the other is a small
mo-and-pop group that uses Maia Mailguard.
**
SOME items that a good e-mail filter program should have ad use:
*Whitelisted Items are mail items received from senders on your
whitelist. These items are not spam-checked, so they will always be
delivered to your mailbox.

*Blacklisted Items are mail items received from senders on your
blacklist. These items are not spam-checked, so they will be discarded,
and never delivered to your mailbox.

*Viruses/Malware are mail items that contain identified
"malware"--viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, and so on. Maia quarantines
these items for you, just in case you should want to force one of these
items to be delivered to your mailbox for some reason.

*Banned Attachments are "suspected malware". Maia tries to be proactive
by blocking attachments of certain types, typically executable files,
which have been known to disguise viruses and other forms of malware.
While no specific malware was identified at the scanning stage, these
file types are quarantined as a precaution. You can rescue these items
from your [Quarantine] area if you wish.

*Invalid Mail Headers are items with "broken" mail headers--mail that
does not comply with Internet standards regarding electronic mail. This
happens when spammers use certain non-standard mail programs designed
specifically to send out bulk mail. These poorly-written programs
generate invalid mail headers, and while most mail servers are lenient
about allowing this mail to be delivered, Maia considers this a
suspicious symptom and quarantines such mail. As always, you can rescue
such items from your [Quarantine] area if you wish.

Maia Mailguard was written by Robert LeBlanc & David Morton, as a
web-based mail filtering system based on the AMaViS Mail Virus Scanner
(amavisd-new) and SpamAssassin.
 
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