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Old 26th September 2002, 02:22 AM   #11
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"My snail mailbox doesn't collapse under the weight of junk mail "

My mail box is inhabited by garden snails - great little recyclers these guys - if you are a day late emptying it, letters can be hard to read with all the holes eaten right through.

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Old 26th September 2002, 02:49 AM   #12
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Err, I never get spam. Don't use free webmail, simple as that. Don't install KaZaa Audio Galaxy, or just about any P2P sharing software, as that is all spyware. Same with Gator, and a million other worthless pieces of software which all report your browsing habbits and personal information. Don't ever post your email address online, on any page. If a page requires you to give out your email address, just make one up, or if it requires confirmation setup a email account just for things like that. Just about every ISP offers email addresses to it's customers, many offer webmail these days too. At the very minimum don't use Hotmail, MSN, Yahoo, MyOwnEmail. Blocking some of the more abusive TLDs such as .ru, .ja, and .ro can be helpful. And a final word of warning, don't use Outlook(or Outlook Express), or at the very minimum use windows update and make sure you always have the newest version with the latest security patches.
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Old 26th September 2002, 02:53 AM   #13
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My spams started the moment I registered with Yahoo....... Now I'm getting around 30-40 spams per day.... Damn...
Oh! I had a Yahoo acct for a few months and never had any real trouble, and I created the acct for the explicit purpose of registering software, hardware, products, websites, etc.... I didn't use it for, like, 3 months and it was deleted. Oh well. I decided to turn off the junkmail filter on my MSN account and just let it grow....

spamcop.net has a tool to track the origin of junkmail by submitting the header. I don't know how well it works, but has shown interesting results for a friend in the past. It also has some interesting ideas for legislation and such, tho I'm sure most anti-spam sites have similar info.

At least the so-called virus warnings I get from my friends stopped abruptly when I replied to *everyone* on the recipient list (including all the people whose addresses hadn't been removed by the forwarding parties). Thanking "the morons" for proliferating a perfectly good hoax got me at least one ... interesting ... reply. The best virus hoax parody ever: Bad Times Virus.

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Old 26th September 2002, 03:07 AM   #14
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$result = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM member",$db);
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print "$total";
You've got some broken PHP on your webpage mbroker, just to let you know .
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Old 26th September 2002, 03:29 AM   #15
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You've got some broken PHP on your webpage mbroker, just to let you know .
FTR, personal email would have been the preferred method of communication on this issue. But since it was made public, I'll reply as such so others don't send me more info on it

Thanks for the info, but everything comes up fine on my browser (opera 6 on Win2k). I just informed the web guy about it nonetheless. FWIW, we've been slowly reprogramming the whole thing from scratch using PHP and whatnot (that's about all I know about it - I'm "engineering," Walker is "web-dev"). In fact, we just posted the new and improved front page just last week or so. It would also appear that I have a lot of projects writing to do, too Hmmm... Get "GeekAmp" finished or write about it? poo

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Old 26th September 2002, 03:53 AM   #16
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I would have emailed you, but alas I'm lazy. However, the information wasn't damaging in anyway, it was just some broken tags which kept your PHP processor from reading them.
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Old 26th September 2002, 10:13 AM   #17
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My spams started the moment I registered with Yahoo....... Now I'm getting around 30-40 spams per day.... Damn...
Me, too! I haven't had any spam since 1990 until I joined Yahoo. Can that be pure coincidence?
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Old 26th September 2002, 10:29 AM   #18
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I used to have a free account at iname which only forwarded
the mails to my real account. The reason was I wanted to keep
my real account as secret as possible to avoid spam directly to
it. This way one can change to another forwarding account
when the spam frequency gets too high. I was getting more and
more spam. Then, after some two years iname suddenly
"discovered" I was using my account as a forwarding only and
blocked it. I haven't got a single spam mail since. I guess
I will have to register a new forwarding account somewhere
to have another mail address than the real one to use in some
cases, but for the moment I am miracoulusly free from spam.
At home that is, at work this has been monster problem for
I don't know how many years.
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Old 28th September 2002, 04:04 AM   #19
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Peranders, this is too much for a coincidence. This morning, on top of the 4 numbers of diyaudio notifications, I received 80 (I'm not bluffing!) spams...... Death to Spammers!!!!!
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Old 28th September 2002, 10:41 AM   #20
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I have three email addresses at my ISP and one of them is NEVER used. How come I get most of the spam to this mailbox? How have the spammers got it? 50% of the spam is porn.
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