How to handle Email Spam!

How to handle Email Spam!

Post by TeraGra » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00



I just want to tell everyone who participates & lurks how much I really
enjoy this newsgroup. Although the spam posted here has increased a bit,
lately, overall, I think we enjoy relative quiet from that front.

I know lamenting spam in a newsgroup will do nothing to abate it. Afterall,
those cretins don't want to participate in discussion. They just want to
spew.

However, one thing I have noticed lately: Since posting here, and in a few
other groups, I have been getting drowned with email spam. I have forwarded
copies of these to the postmasters at the originating ISP, to no avail. I
complained to my ISP, to no avail. I considered faking my email name in my
posts, but since I have had great conversations from people who have
emailed me, I decided not to "punish" them by making it more difficult to
email directly to me.

What to do? What to do!??

I researched my options, and lo and behold, it turns out the answer was
already on my system!

In short: I am running an NT4.0 system, and enjoy using MS Office97 Outlook
for my Email, and the NT supplied Internet News for my ng reading.

Outlook has an available Rules Wizard. Go to Microsoft's webpage to check
it out. I heartily encourage anyone using Outlook to use this tool! Now,
anytime I get email spam from savetrees.com, ***promos.com,
targetmail.com (those three seem to be the most active), my system makes an
explosion sound and then deletes that email.

- Just thought I'd share, even though its off-topic.

- T.
--
Help keep me off the net! Send me polymer clay & czech seed beads!

 
 
 

How to handle Email Spam!

Post by ddupera.. » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>Outlook has an available Rules Wizard. Go to Microsoft's webpage to check
>it out. I heartily encourage anyone using Outlook to use this tool! Now,
>anytime I get email spam from savetrees.com, ***promos.com,
>targetmail.com (those three seem to be the most active), my system makes an
>explosion sound and then deletes that email.

***promotions just signed with UUnet so you'll all be seeing much more
of their stuff in the future.

Another common way to deter junk mailings is falsify your return address
in the headers... kind of like I did. Some software will allow you to do
this, some doesn't. Their little robots gather addresses out of usenet
and make mailing lists, only this way their junk bounces and I never have
to know they even tried.

                Dawn

--
Ba*** was a Librarian, too!
http://www.FoundCollection.com/~dduperal/


 
 
 

How to handle Email Spam!

Post by Suz » Wed, 07 May 1997 04:00:00


I, and many others, add the words NOSPAM to our e-mail...  That way the
bots that are getting our e-mail from the newsgroup get the wrong
address... And hopefully anybody trying to write us notices that and
deletes the words NOSPAM...

Suz...

Please take out NOSPAM to e-mail me...



Quote:
> I just want to tell everyone who participates & lurks how much I really
> enjoy this newsgroup. Although the spam posted here has increased a bit,
> lately, overall, I think we enjoy relative quiet from that front.

> I know lamenting spam in a newsgroup will do nothing to abate it.
Afterall,
> those cretins don't want to participate in discussion. They just want to
> spew.

> However, one thing I have noticed lately: Since posting here, and in a
few
> other groups, I have been getting drowned with email spam. I have
forwarded
> copies of these to the postmasters at the originating ISP, to no avail. I
> complained to my ISP, to no avail. I considered faking my email name in
my
> posts, but since I have had great conversations from people who have
> emailed me, I decided not to "punish" them by making it more difficult to
> email directly to me.

> What to do? What to do!??

> I researched my options, and lo and behold, it turns out the answer was
> already on my system!

> In short: I am running an NT4.0 system, and enjoy using MS Office97
Outlook
> for my Email, and the NT supplied Internet News for my ng reading.

> Outlook has an available Rules Wizard. Go to Microsoft's webpage to check
> it out. I heartily encourage anyone using Outlook to use this tool! Now,
> anytime I get email spam from savetrees.com, ***promos.com,
> targetmail.com (those three seem to be the most active), my system makes
an
> explosion sound and then deletes that email.

> - Just thought I'd share, even though its off-topic.

> - T.
> --
> Help keep me off the net! Send me polymer clay & czech seed beads!

 
 
 

How to handle Email Spam!

Post by LynnD » Thu, 08 May 1997 04:00:00


My e-mail address has been modified for quite awhile now, but I get at
least 5 unwanted e-mails a day.  At least half of them are new
spammers, I think.  Is it possible that they get my old, unrevised
address off Dejanews?  I've considered getting an entirely new e-mail
address.  

I don't read most of those unwanted messages, but I can tell from the
subject line that some of the ads should only be in the "red light
district."  

Why do they think I would be interested in a "good time?"--I have more
fun than they'll ever have, considering my relationship with polymer
clay!  :-)

LynnDel

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Remove a Z (no, 2 of them) from address to e-mail.

 
 
 

How to handle Email Spam!

Post by Kathy Dud » Fri, 09 May 1997 04:00:00


Also, why is it that one repeatedly receives spams from ***space.com
when they indicate all you have to do is ask to be removed once and that
will take care of it?  I was truly offended, and let them know in

father wants to talk to you....."  how callous to one who might have just
lost his/her father---I was pis_ed to say the least--it brought back some
painful memories to me.  

 
 
 

How to handle Email Spam!

Post by Kathy Dud » Fri, 09 May 1997 04:00:00


Also, why is it that one repeatedly receives spams from ***space.com
when they indicate all you have to do is ask to be removed once and that
will take care of it?  I was truly offended, and let them know in

father wants to talk to you....."  how callous to one who might have just
lost his/her father---I was pis_ed to say the least--it brought back some
painful memories to me.  

 
 
 

How to handle Email Spam!

Post by Kathy Dud » Fri, 09 May 1997 04:00:00


Also, why is it that one repeatedly receives spams from ***space.com
when they indicate all you have to do is ask to be removed once and that
will take care of it?  I was truly offended, and let them know in

father wants to talk to you....."  how callous to one who might have just
lost his/her father---I was pis_ed to say the least--it brought back some
painful memories to me.