Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by pat, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. pat

    pat Guest

    I have never before received any scam emails. Over the last two weeks, I
    have suddenly started receiving loads of them. So far from, Ebay, PayPal,
    Huntington and now today, one from Key Bank, none of which I am a customer.
    As advised I have tried to report these to 2 web sites 'Anti'
    and '', but every one I send comes back as undelivered.
    Was just wondering if anyone else has had a sudden purge of Scams, or could
    it be something I am doing or not doing, if you get my drift.
    pat, Mar 28, 2005
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    carson Guest

    if so..........
    carson, Mar 28, 2005
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  3. Using your real email address in newsgroup won't help you avoid spam/scam.

    Spoof your email address


    secret squiddle, Mar 28, 2005
  4. If I had to guess, your email address just got passed around to some of
    the lists. It may be related to you having signed up for some service or
    bought some product, but it may not. It could be that some address
    harvesting bot just got your email address from newsgroups, such as the
    one you posted to this group with. You may be blessed with more spam now.
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Mar 28, 2005
  5. pat

    pat Guest

    Good point, don't know why I didn't think of that. It is only recently I
    have started to use the newsgroup, so that is probably why. Can you please
    tell me how to Spoof my email address? Thanks.
    pat, Mar 28, 2005
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    carson Guest

    change to
    carson, Mar 28, 2005
  7. pat

    pat Guest

    Thanks a lot. They say you learn something new every day. Not sure who says
    it, but it's true.
    pat, Mar 28, 2005
  8. pat

    MJP Guest

    (AOLers! Be sure to read Section 5, "Instructions for AOL members")

    - IMPORTANT! Do not make up domain names! Most of them actually
    exist, and your fakery could cause them a lot of woe. Certain
    domains are already virtually useless because of folks using them
    in mungs and forgeries. Plus, new domain names are being added all
    the time, and you never know if someone might want to use your mung;
    your actions today -do- have an effect on the future!
    MJP, Mar 28, 2005
  9. pat

    °Mike° Guest

    You may not use "", as it is a VALID domain.
    You should only use ".invalid" as a top level domain, as
    explained here:

    Address Munging FAQ Spam-Blocking Your Email Address

    °Mike°, Mar 28, 2005
  10. pat

    why? Guest

    Not very clever to use as it belongs to someone and
    redirects to a web site

    PO Box 928019
    San Diego, California 92192
    United States

    Registered through:
    Domain Name: WHATEVER.COM
    Created on: 14-Aug-97
    Expires on: 13-Aug-06
    Last Updated on: 26-Oct-04

    So in the case of name @ the domain mentioned above they get the spam.

    Which is a very kind and thoughtful to do to them.

    A few guides mentioned in 24HSHD from time to time,

    why?, Mar 28, 2005
  11. Nice move, recommend he abuse the servers at, even as an
    Blinky the Shark, Mar 28, 2005
  12. Pat, don't follow this literally. You'll be abusing the servers at The point is that you don't just make up shit and call
    it your address.

    Instead, read some intelligent suggestions:
    Blinky the Shark, Mar 28, 2005
  13. Wrong. You learned from the wrong people. You're now abusing the mail servers

    Domain Name: THICKO.COM

    Administrative Contact:
    Thompson, Wm Severin
    PO BOX 1048
    LAKE VILLA, IL 60046-1048
    (847) 356-9514

    You don't just make up shit when you munge; you do it intelligently.
    Read the munging guide at:
    Blinky the Shark, Mar 28, 2005
  14. You are right, I stand corrected. Much better to use something that isn't in
    common usage. like
    secret squiddle, Mar 28, 2005
  15. That's a little bit bitter, but why not just use the .invalid TLD, rather
    than playing a guessing game about what might be or what might someday
    be registered? It's a losing game.
    Blinky the Shark, Mar 28, 2005
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    shooter Guest

    I started getting a lot of them about a month ago. Forward them to
    shooter, Mar 29, 2005
  17. pat

    Plato Guest

    Dont even bother downloading them. Delete them on the mail server and
    save time and energy.
    Plato, Mar 29, 2005

    Erirbog the foreskin-joker, Mar 30, 2005
  19. pat

    Pat Guest

    Your a bit late, we already established this 2 days ago.

    "Erirbog the foreskin-joker"
    Pat, Mar 30, 2005
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    jackso27 Guest

    jackso27, Mar 30, 2005
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