View Full Version : 87 Spam messages today
12-04-2002, 08:50 PM
So I merrily checked my email today, a daily habit of mine.
And what did I find? Did I find anything from my friends? from relatives? Or from a cute girl asking for a date?
Far be it from me to be fortunate enough to get a real message from a real human being.
Eighty Seven fucking messages, all from today, all spam.
Fuck you, you stupid annoying greedy fucks, for filling my mailbox with shit that I don't want to be there. I have NEVER bought ANYTHING that you have advertised, EVER. And neither has anyone I know. Can't you get a fucking clue? I will relish the day that your black hearts stop beating and the world is relieved of your miserable existence.
12-04-2002, 09:09 PM
If you use your Yahoo e-mail, try playing around with their spamguard. It's helped a lot for my own account.
12-04-2002, 10:43 PM
Man, good luck. I've got a Yahoo acount, and even with Spamguard, I usually get ~100 spam messages a day that are filtered properly, and maybe an additional 30 that aren't. This is insane! Where is the anti-spam legislation?
12-04-2002, 10:48 PM
Stuck behind the RIAA sponsored bill to make you pay for every elevator music song you hear.
12-04-2002, 11:27 PM
I get several hundred spam messages per day. That is way, way down from what it used to be, now that I'm the "test subject" for the inter.net server-side spam filtering software. (Nice to be married to the sysadmin, innit)
Of the spam I do get, about 80% of it gets properly filtered.
I love the spam domain I have that lets me set email addresses to whatever username I want.... say I sign up at Lame Site A. I use the email address lamesitea@(my spam domain). All mail that comes to *@(my spam domain) gets filtered into its own folder (which gets tossed in the garbage every other day or so). Every once in a while I poke through it to see who has been selling my name. Like that "win a whole half of a dead cow from Omaha steaks" spam that is addressed to onlinemerchantb@(my spam domain).... interesting. I have a whole lot of random spam (lately it is for Motorola phones) addressed to chocolate@(my spam domain) ... I don't remember what site it was but it was something to do with chocolate. Lol.
I only use my college email to contact other people at school or relatives. However, once I used my college email to register for one of those board services where anyone can create a message board for free. Because of that, I'd get maybe one or two spam emails a month.
Recently, I emailed Tubadiva about an extra user name I'd created due to a misunderstanding (remember when the boards were down last year and we had to use that surrogate for a couple weeks?). Since then I've been getting one or two spam emails DAILY. I haven't contacted anyone new since then, and the appearance of the spam messages corresponds to when I emailed TD.
Is it possible that some bastards, possibly AOL themselves, have been ransacking her outbox for email addresses?
The person who invents a way of getting revenge on spammers will make a fortune.
I am a woman. I really don't want a bigger penis. I am not interested in seeing anyone named Jennifer naked. Leave me alone!
Why dont we start an email that just says "Boycott spammers. Pass it on"?
12-05-2002, 09:02 AM
Have any of you tried the highest level filter? I initiated mine on hotmail about 6 months ago, and no spam since. Only mail coming from the people in my address book can get through. I just made sure I had everyone I wanted to hear from entered in the address book, and if I get a new address, I just add it.
12-05-2002, 12:37 PM
I have the same problems with my yahoo account. I get somewhere between 100-150 spam messages per day. All but 30-40 get filtered into my "bulk mail" folder, but I still have to go through the ones in my inbox to get to the messages that are really important. I use the "this is spam" option every day, and I still get the same messages through. I am to the point of needing to change my email address. I don't mind sorting through, but I have people who send me rather large emails that I need, and I don't want to pay extra for my mailbox in order to have space for all of the spam.
I would pay money to anyone who figures out a foolproof way to stop this. It would be more worth it to me than to pay for a bigger mailbox that I don't need.
12-05-2002, 01:06 PM
Something i discovered with the Yahoo "this is spam" thing - you can check BOTH boxes at the second screen. I was always just checking "report this message", but I was still getting a lot of spam from the same source (a mango casino spammer especially) and then I realized I can check both boxes - both reporting the message and blocking the address. Maybe you all are smarter than me and already figured that out, but it was a big :smack: for me.
12-05-2002, 02:46 PM
For a while there I was forwarding all my spam to a email@example.com address.
After a day or two I used firstname.lastname@example.org
I think I'm on the whitehouse spam filter :(
There is one congressman who needs a smarter staff however :)
12-05-2002, 05:49 PM
Minor hijack - when filling out a form on a website and you think a spammer is going to use the e-mail address, is there some e-mail address that you can put that would cause the spammer to spam his own ISP abuse desk?? Someone once told me "abuse@localhost" would do the trick, but I don't see how that would work.
12-05-2002, 06:34 PM
DarrenS, that will work if you replace localhost with the local host, ie, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org as most ISPs have a mailbox named abuse, failing that try postmaster
I know that Mailwasher (http://mailwasher.net)can now run your hotmail or MSN mail through it to eliminate spam, it may be worth fleeing other webmails to be able to add that functionality. I do love that proggie so
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