Spam.

paul g
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Spam.

Post by paul g » Sat May 09, 2009 4:54 pm

Hi,all.I recently read the thread about the cost of spam and found it very interesting.
What I would like to know is how can i tell where spam is coming from? I have read that just opening unknown emails these days can infect you not just opening attachments,
I am lucky if i get 10 a week to my virgin account.But i am curious as to where they are coming from.

Thanks for your time..........cheers..............p................

cotojo
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Spam

Post by cotojo » Sat May 09, 2009 5:12 pm

To find out where it is coming from paste the headers into one of these;
http://www.ip-adress.com/trace_email
http://www.find-ip-address.org/email-search/find-email.php
http://www.ipaddresslocation.org/email-tracking/email-header.php

A lot of spam is sent to 'undisclosed recipients' not specifically to a named individual. It pays to have 1 separate email account with a different username and password if you have to enter an email address anywhere online. Many genuine sites will allow you to change your details, but many will also sell this on to spammers.....it's another lucrative business.

On my site I get an average of 100 -150 spams a day, but they are caught using various filters and my spam email account I can get up to 250 a day. I use an account at mail.com, it's free and allows me to sign up to various forums and sites that require email for downloads so I can check them out, and then the spam increases, so I just open another account at mail.com and after 90 days the original disappears :-)

Colin
http://freepcsecurity.co.uk
"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it" - Winston Churchill

Meep
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Helpful links about Spam

Post by Meep » Sat May 09, 2009 5:46 pm

The key is deciphering the headers in the spam you receive. If you prefer not to spend time on looking at headers as it is an arduous task, I would sign up for a Spamcop account and report the spam - http://spamcop.net

Depending on your email account, if it is an ISP account, you could report the spam and let the ISP handle it.

If you want to learn more about spam reporting, start here:
Deciphering Spam header:
http://spamlinks.net/track-trace-headers.htm
Other General info about reporting spam:
http://www.spamtrackers.eu/wiki/index.php/Reporting_Spam

If you want to join others who are fighting spam, we have a forum at IBR: - http://inboxrevenge.com

paul g
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Spam.

Post by paul g » Sat May 09, 2009 5:54 pm

Hi,colin.Thanks for your quick reply.as it happens i have an account with HUSH mail,and hotmail,Im not sure what you mean by the headers?and i try not to join many
forums as i heard this can lead to spam...

Thanks for your time.............p..................

paul g
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Helpful links about Spam.

Post by paul g » Sat May 09, 2009 5:57 pm

Hi,Meep. Thanks for the info ill have a look at the links you gave me.

Thanks for your time.............cheers..........p............

cotojo
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Hotmail headers are seen by

Post by cotojo » Sat May 09, 2009 6:15 pm

Hotmail headers are seen by opening the message and right click and select View Page Info, other email clients usually have an option to View full header.

Colin
http://freepcsecurity.co.uk
"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it" - Winston Churchill

spectre
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Hi ColinThat never works

Post by spectre » Sat May 09, 2009 6:28 pm

Hi Colin
That never works for me with hotmail, I have to click the inbox/spam, right click the message I want to look at (without opening message) , then choose view message source option

cotojo
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@ Sharon

Post by cotojo » Sat May 09, 2009 6:32 pm

yes that works as well, I'd forgotten that one LOL

Colin
http://freepcsecurity.co.uk
"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it" - Winston Churchill

YoKenny
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The Rules Of Spam

Post by YoKenny » Sat May 09, 2009 7:07 pm

Please read:
The Rules Of Spam
http://bruce.pennypacker.org/spamrules.html

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re: Spam - sometimes it's cute

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