Steve Gibson about SPAM

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by FanJ, Aug 26, 2002.

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  1. FanJ

    FanJ Guest

    Steve Gibson has set up a new forum for SPAM:

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    Everyone,

    Here's a group that hardly needs any introduction or explanation:

                grc.spam

    I find myself getting more and more upset by what has become of the
    Internet's public eMail system.
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    Read more:
    https://grc.com/x/news.exe?cmd=article&group=grc.news&item=318&utag=
     
  2. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    I agree 100%.My hotmail account gets more junk mail(spam) then it ever has!Even with mail the junk mail option,the situation is a pain.
     
  3. It should be a good forum...but one already exist and they do have answers.....


    Discussions on email and other electronic SPAM in all its forms (inc. phone spam, SMS spam, IM spam, pop-ups, pop-unders, flash and java ads, etc.).

    BBR Spam FAQ

    Tracing & reporting spam

    Report spam at Spamcop

    Anti-spam links

    See: All, Unreplied Best topics over last 3 months


    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/spam

    _____________________________________
    Quick Answers - Spam Dos and Donts:

    DO...
    DONT...

    Spam - The Basics:

    What exactly is spam?
    Why is it called SPAM, anyway?
    Why am I getting all these e-mails from people I don't know?
    What's all this about opt-in and opt-out?
    Should I follow the instructions to remove my name from the mailing list?
    Why shouldn't I just delete it? How about bouncing it?
    How do I report spam? Who should I complain to?
    How do I determine the correct abuse address to send my complaint?
    What services are available to help me fight spam?

    Spam Legality:

    Is spam legal?
    What is bill 1618? Does it legalize spam?
    The e-mail says it's not spam, but it sure looks like it. What should I do?
    Is there a U.S. government agency concerned with spam?
    How can I help promote anti-spam legislation?

    Spam Prevention:

    How can I prevent my e-mail address from being spammed?

    Spam Management:

    How do I go about filtering my e-mail?
    How do I get my email program to reveal the full, unmodified email with headers?

    Miscellaneous:

    What are some common spams and scams to look out for?
    What is an open relay, and what does it have to do with spam?
    I am getting spammed with a virus! What should I do?

    Advanced Topics:

    What is a blacklist/blocklist w/r/t spam? Can I use one (or more)?
    How do I post my spam to news.admin.net-abuse.sightings (NANAS)?
    http://www.dslreports.com/faq/spam
     
  4. Prince_Serendip

    Prince_Serendip Registered Member

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  5. controler

    controler Guest

    This is why I keep checking this site...

    http://www.mailwasher.net/download.php ;)
     
  6. MickeyTheMan

    MickeyTheMan Security Expert

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    Yep, love that one too !
    No unwanted mail gets to my Becky folders ! ;)
    With Web2Pop, all those Yahoo and Hotmail get sent were they belong !

    BTW MailWasher should be supporting webmails accounts very shortly.
    As per info on site:
    Hotmail, AOL, other web mail
    28 July 2002
    Hotmail support will be available end of August, AOL shortly after this.
     
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