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Old 18th January 2007, 08:32 AM   #1
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My old ISP has a pretty effective spam filter but this slips through. What is the purpose really? Is it from a virus, do they want to sell anything or just bug me?

The message goes like this:
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This is just a sample. By then, however, a large number of the town's population and its regular patrons had passed on. Again there is a distinction between rural and urban areas. " She shows a scar on her arm. FACT: According to Dr. Most countries had introduced legal and policy reforms which have helped to create a more protective legal environment for those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. Comment verification:Please enter the text you see inside the graphic to post your comment: This blog does not allow anonymous comments.
The are different stories but the content is equally ununderstandable.
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Old 18th January 2007, 09:11 AM   #2
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May be just junk text to get you to open the mail, and when you do it installs a nasty. Give your system a good scan.
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Old 18th January 2007, 10:29 AM   #3
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Yup!

The image has the actual spam, because spam reporting houses don't have OCR filters (yet).

Others, some containing just blank messages look for "bouncing" addresses. Those that bounce are removed from the "spam disks" which are distributed in countless ways (bold %$#& will advertize them in the newspaper classifieds here, "Make money sending bulk email! Call for disk!" )

Go to www.spamcop.net and open a free reporting account. We could use all the help we can get to slow the flood of junk
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Old 18th January 2007, 10:41 AM   #4
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May be just junk text to get you to open the mail, and when you do it installs a nasty. Give your system a good scan.
I'm, not too worried, using a Mac
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Old 18th January 2007, 10:43 AM   #5
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The image has the actual spam,...
Which you hardly can read, nor understand. Very effective
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Old 18th January 2007, 01:33 PM   #6
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I use hotmail, so it only allows through the folks I want it to. At work, it's the custom made linux based system that was a fortune to put together and the engineer of such is onsite all day.

I have a very big thick and expensive email condom. I can't feel anything.
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Old 18th January 2007, 04:07 PM   #7
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My present web hotel uses http://www.theplanet.com/ and they have a nice feature called "BoxTrapper Spam Trap" which has an ignore list, a black list and a white list. Everybody has to verify their existantance by replying to an special email. So far I have got a single spam!
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Old 18th January 2007, 10:30 PM   #8
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May be just junk text to get you to open the mail, and when you do it installs a nasty.

Give your system a good scan.

As usual, a good advice from pinkmouse.
I ran Search & Destroy through all my harddrive last week.
It is interesting and also disgusting to see all intruders, that has to be deleted.

And guess what:
Microsoft has got some nasty little program
that bypasses my firewall and browser safety choices
.
for Microsoft Windows sites exclusively.
They think they can do as they like,
just because I bought WindowsXP OS from them.

But Search & Destroy is set to classify such Microsoft intruders, too.

SpyBot Search & Destroy is and has always been a FREEWARE
Download and Run http://www.spybot.info/

Don't you agree, pinkmouse.


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Old 19th January 2007, 04:13 AM   #9
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Isn't it wonderful with a secury OS like Mac OS X
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Yes, yes it is
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