Re: Spam, spam, spam - Mailwasher forging headers

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Clwddncr, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. Clwddncr

    Clwddncr Guest

    People using Mailwasher with dialup may want to be aware I've created a
    small program to deal with the dialup problem in Mailwasher. Using the
    program helps signifigantly eliminate spam, particularly for dialup
    users. See: http://home.earthlink.net/~mwauto/
     
    Clwddncr, Jan 22, 2005
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  2. Clwddncr wrote:
    > People using Mailwasher with dialup may want to be aware I've created a
    > small program to deal with the dialup problem in Mailwasher. Using the
    > program helps signifigantly eliminate spam, particularly for dialup
    > users. See: http://home.earthlink.net/~mwauto/


    there are some pretty bold statements on that site...

    "Mailwasher is by far the most popular spam screening program in existence"

    not only that but that page just screams spam to me... things like this
    "simple but powerful secret filter"
    "the only one you will ever need!"

    Whats is it they say... if it sounds too good to be true...
     
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Jan 23, 2005
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  3. "Dave - Dave.net.nz" <> wrote:
    >not only that but that page just screams spam to me... things like this
    >"simple but powerful secret filter"
    >"the only one you will ever need!"


    But the other claims seem very reasonable :)

    "Tiny 86k program runs reliably on any platform or operating system"

    [Crossposting to nz.soc.queer removed - it's not Male-Washer]
     
    Steve Marshall, Jan 24, 2005
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  4. Clwddncr

    Guest

    Steve Marshall wrote:
    > "Dave - Dave.net.nz" <> wrote:
    > >not only that but that page just screams spam to me... things like

    this
    > >"simple but powerful secret filter"
    > >"the only one you will ever need!"

    >
    > But the other claims seem very reasonable :)
    >
    > "Tiny 86k program runs reliably on any platform or operating system"
    >
    > [Crossposting to nz.soc.queer removed - it's not Male-Washer]



    The filter is not "too good to be true". It uses a strategy that as
    the website says, seldom occurs to anyone. It has proven to be
    extremely reliable thousands of times and is not simply some wild
    claim. Due to the processes and programs spammers use to generate
    header addresses it is rarely defeated, making typical "keyword"
    filters unnecessary.

    The other statements on the website are also quite true. Dialup users
    of Mailwasher do in fact have a problem because again as the website
    explains, Mailwasher will NOT dialup on a schedule. That can be a very
    real and annoying headache for them. The program takes care of that
    problem so that effectively spam is filtered from their mail 24/7 just
    as it is for broadband users running Mailwasher on a schedule.
     
    , Jan 27, 2005
    #4
  5. wrote:

    > Steve Marshall wrote:
    >
    >>"Dave - Dave.net.nz" <> wrote:
    >>
    >>>not only that but that page just screams spam to me... things like

    >
    > this
    >
    >>>"simple but powerful secret filter"
    >>>"the only one you will ever need!"

    >>
    >>But the other claims seem very reasonable :)
    >>
    >>"Tiny 86k program runs reliably on any platform or operating system"
    >>
    >>[Crossposting to nz.soc.queer removed - it's not Male-Washer]

    >
    >
    >
    > The filter is not "too good to be true". It uses a strategy that as
    > the website says, seldom occurs to anyone. It has proven to be
    > extremely reliable thousands of times and is not simply some wild
    > claim. Due to the processes and programs spammers use to generate
    > header addresses it is rarely defeated, making typical "keyword"
    > filters unnecessary.
    >
    > The other statements on the website are also quite true. Dialup users
    > of Mailwasher do in fact have a problem because again as the website
    > explains, Mailwasher will NOT dialup on a schedule. That can be a very
    > real and annoying headache for them. The program takes care of that
    > problem so that effectively spam is filtered from their mail 24/7 just
    > as it is for broadband users running Mailwasher on a schedule.


    and the bounce/forge headers will get their accounts closed by the ISP
    for pretending to be mailer-daemon... clever program, no really it is.
     
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Jan 27, 2005
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  6. Anyone who uses the "Bounce Function" of MailWasher should be kicked off
    their ISP for forging mail headers.


    "Steve Marshall" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "Dave - Dave.net.nz" <> wrote:
    >>not only that but that page just screams spam to me... things like this
    >>"simple but powerful secret filter"
    >>"the only one you will ever need!"

    >
    > But the other claims seem very reasonable :)
    >
    > "Tiny 86k program runs reliably on any platform or operating system"
    >
    > [Crossposting to nz.soc.queer removed - it's not Male-Washer]




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    Craig Whitmore, Feb 7, 2005
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  7. Craig Whitmore wrote:
    > Anyone who uses the "Bounce Function" of MailWasher should be kicked off
    > their ISP for forging mail headers.


    not that it's going to stop them from putting it into their software...
    not only that but the fake bounces don't even look real, and arent going
    to fool anyone.
     
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Feb 7, 2005
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