OT: the level of spam is simply incredible.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Paul B, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. Paul B

    Paul B Guest

    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.
     
    Paul B, Aug 9, 2007
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  2. Paul B

    Vanguard Guest

    Re: the level of spam is simply incredible.

    "Paul B" wrote in message news:84geoghhbld1$...
    > 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.
     
    Vanguard, Aug 9, 2007
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  3. Paul B

    Old Gringo Guest

    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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    Old Gringo, Aug 9, 2007
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  4. Paul B

    Jordon Guest

    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...



    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¢

    --
    Jordon
     
    Jordon, Aug 9, 2007
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  5. Paul B

    sittingduck Guest

    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.
     
    sittingduck, Aug 9, 2007
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  6. Paul B

    Paul B Guest

    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...
    >
    >
    >
    > 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.
     
    Paul B, Aug 9, 2007
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