Where are these folks?/No Spam & Illegal posts

Where are these folks?/No Spam & Illegal posts

Post by LTC4 » Tue, 15 Jul 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>>>>>...does anyone know a way that AOL members can get away from
>>spammers?  Can we add these letters/codes to our name to throw off the
>>spam?  How?  Don't tell me to go to "Mail Controls" -- I've never seen a

more >>ridiculous and useless feature:
Quote:
>>...is their some way this newsgroup can get rid of the *totally*

unrelated >>postings from psychics and *** stuff?

Couldn't agree more about "Mail Controls" and I would also love an answer
to these questions!  As for the *** posts, I've pulled up the "Guide
Pager report-a-violation-here window"  (i'ts just as wonderful as "Mail
Controls") and copied the posts, only to receive E-mail back that AOL
can't do anything unless you give them the "complete path" of the msg.
I'm totallly ignorant about this computer stuff -- my son tried to explain
(to his seemingly stoneage-brained mom) how this works, something about
having to actually visit the web site and track the culprit from there (I
still don't really understand).  Son says (rolling his eyes) this is
extremely difficult to do and that's why they can get away with it.

Wish I could learn to be more computer literate but, as it takes time away
from claying, it's a slow process for me!  Any advice would be appreciated
-- BTW, thanks Anita for help getting me along the path so far!

Linda in W.TX.

 
 
 

Where are these folks?/No Spam & Illegal posts

Post by BDRA » Tue, 15 Jul 1997 04:00:00


HELP!!

I am in the Ethnic Pin Swap #2, and have been trying to send out my pins,
but when I went into my Swap file (where I put all communication about the
swaps I'm in) I discovered that I had never been sent the address to which
to send them.

I've tried emailing the swapmeister (Jennifer Braeckel) at

to send me?

I hate holding up this swap, especially when my pins are made, but I'm
stuck without the address. PLEASE send me her address if you have it!

Thanks and happy claying,



 
 
 

Where are these folks?/No Spam & Illegal posts

Post by LDOA.. » Wed, 16 Jul 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
> Couldn't agree more about "Mail Controls" and I would also love an answer
> to these questions!  As for the *** posts, I've pulled up the "Guide
> Pager report-a-violation-here window"  (i'ts just as wonderful as "Mail
> Controls") and copied the posts, only to receive E-mail back that AOL
> can't do anything unless you give them the "complete path" of the msg.

In your email program, click on the message, once, to highlight. Right
click and select 'Properties' Click on the back tab (I think) and you
will have the full path, right before your very eyes! Play around with
your email program - it can do a lot more than you think. For
newsreader, download a copy of Anawave Gravity. You can filter out names
or subject matter to go straight into the BOZO BIN. I really like it.
 
 
 

Where are these folks?/No Spam & Illegal posts

Post by The Dawnwich Horr » Wed, 16 Jul 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>Controls") and copied the posts, only to receive E-mail back that AOL
>can't do anything unless you give them the "complete path" of the msg.
>I'm totallly ignorant about this computer stuff -- my son tried to explain
>(to his seemingly stoneage-brained mom) how this works, something about
>having to actually visit the web site and track the culprit from there (I
>still don't really understand).  Son says (rolling his eyes) this is
>extremely difficult to do and that's why they can get away with it.

That's not what they mean by complete path, I don't believe.  When you get
an email, there is a path that the message has to take -- from the
sender's account, to the provider, to the provider's provider, then to
their provider if there is one, and eventually down to the recipient's
provider.  This path is part of the header portion of the email message.
On my ancient and well-loved unix email package, I would type an H to see
the full headers -- I have no idea how to do it on your new fangled
accounts, but the word to look for in your help files is "header."  Most
of the new-fangled email packages like Eudora and Netscape seem to make
the headers hard to find -- I guess they think we won't want to worry our
pretty little heads with technical details.  I would assume that there is
some sort of header option that you can turn on that would show you the
full path.  This is necessary for the administrators, as they said, but
it's also a good thing to know in order to detect forgeries.  Some of
those obnoxious messages can be hacked from an innocent person's account
as a prank.  There is a similar path on usenet postings, and again, if you
know how to see it, you can detect forgeries very easily.  Most of the
people pulling this ***don't really know what they're doing -- most
forgeries are clumsy and will come with the user's real address hidden in
the headers.  I would imagine that your software must have the information
too, or your admin wouldn't ask you for it.

Dawn
--
Dawn Albright

Angelus Press: http://www.FoundCollection.com/