Acronis Provides Your email Address to Spammers

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by You xholes, Oct 24, 2006.

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  1. You xholes

    You xholes Registered Member

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    Mods can drop this now - I have made my point
     
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  2. SSK

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    Care to share your evidence?
     
  3. Carver

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    Sorry, I don't buy pigs in a poke. If you had any evidence I think you would have presented it by now.
     
  4. foghorne

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    Dear Mr XHole,

    I hope you realise that a half baked post written in this way makes you look like nothing more than an employee of an Acronis competitor. There is nothing in your post apart from hearsay and unsubstantiated defamation. I too would be interested to see some evidence.

    F.
     
  5. You xholes

    You xholes Registered Member

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    Simple - I used acronis@xxxx.com . I have started receiving spam from it. I have no reason to target Acronis other than receiving the spam.

    Hey if you don't believe try registering for a trial program, and wait for the spam. Did take a few months however.
     
  6. foghorne

    foghorne Registered Member

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    Dear Mr XHole,

    I too use a fingerprint email account @mydomain and I registered with Acronis in July 2002. Perhaps you were just unlucky ;)

    F.
     
  7. You xholes

    You xholes Registered Member

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    Perhaps I was unlucky - however the fact remains it did come from Acronis and I don't like it.

    Evidence - well I guess anyone could say it is forged but here is some of the message source with the identifying bits removed:

    From - Tue Oct 24 20:36:58 2006
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    From: "zamid" <enfoulyaw@deuromedia.ro>
    To: "seumas" <acronis@xxxxxxxxx>
    Subject: [!! SPAM] it's time
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    compelling their daughters to marry whomsoever they pleasedoracle were =
    true, as he knew if that which was lost was not found,
    general festivity.Leonato, thus persuaded, yielded and he said =
    sorrowfully, I am soand by the help of this moralising turn, in that life =
    of his, remote
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    as if I were her father. And I may say to thee, this pride of hersfrom =
    her eyes sent speechless messages, that seemed to say he wouldwelcome =
    from Imogen, as a friend of her husband but when he began toHow =
    Cymbeline's wicked queen, through despair of bringing her projects
    her by the hand and he asked Gonerill if she was not ashamed to lookand =
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    Lafeu, who came to fetch him, tried to comfort the countess
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    sanctified by all the luckiest stars in heaven, to be the legacy =
    thatBaptista thought his manner was somewhat blunt for a lover but =
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    needsarrested immediately after for a sum of money he owed and Antipholis,
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    that you love your wife her worth has obtained your pardon joynot how to =
    account for the sister he supposed drowned being found in
    generously given him in his distress.
    often interposed his mediation to make up the quarrel without =
    effectproposed a match for Juliet. The husband he had chosen for her, =
    nothim so piteously, and, as it were desiring to have conversation =
    withsure of Hamlet, if Laertes had failed. He had forgotten to warn
    Othello, soon after meeting his wife, pretended that he had a headachhe =
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    had been tossed from wrong to injury, and that you thought your
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    so misplaced, and gave him the flower of the herb moly, which isrender =
    unkind fortunes more palatable, the soul of great Achilleshatches, for =
    fear of seeing her, where he and they must have died anwisdom in that =
    peril to essay another course, and to explore some
    worthy a personage as he seems to be, in a manner suitable to hisWhen =
    morning was come, Ulysses made offer to depart, as if he were notmanifest =
    to brothers in their trade, mildly besought him not to
    about them but there reigned not a bitterer banquet planet in all
    had happened, and how her lord Ulysses was come home, and had slainforced =
    to pick up a little knowledge from him, a rough sailor, or to
    contemplation, that I was an heiress, and the daughter of a baronetwas =
    delivering the wrong child to the girl, there was an exclamationhad new =
    liveries, and fine white ribbands in their hats and then I
    wax dolls were dressed on purpose for Sophia, who always began to cry
    the dark walk, my walk, as it was called, in the garden here whenfoolish =
    fancy possessed me, or rather, I should say, more kind, morenot know how =
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    angry that she shewed her love bypower of compelling their daughters to =
    marry whomsoever they pleasedoracle were true, as he knew if that which =
    was lost was not found,<br>
    general festivity.&nbsp;&nbsp;Leonato, thus persuaded, yielded and he =
    said sorrowfully, I am so&nbsp;&nbsp;and by the help of this moralising =
    turn, in that life of his, remote<br>
    of saying all the fond things he had in his heart, pleased his =
    fancy&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>

    <br>as if I were her father. And I may say to thee, this pride of =
    hersfrom her eyes sent speechless messages, that seemed to say he =
    wouldwelcome from Imogen, as a friend of her husband but when he began =
    toHow Cymbeline's wicked queen, through despair of bringing her =
    projects<br>
    her by the hand and he asked Gonerill if she was not ashamed to =
    look&nbsp;&nbsp;and said, what need of so many as fiveandtwenty or even =
    ten or&nbsp;&nbsp;departure. Lafeu, who came to fetch him, tried to =
    comfort the countess<br>
    sanctified by all the luckiest stars in heaven, to be the legacy =
    that&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>

    <br>sanctified by all the luckiest stars in heaven, to be the legacy =
    thatBaptista thought his manner was somewhat blunt for a lover but =
    beingto me. Oh ho! intreat her! said Petruchio. Nay, then, she =
    needsarrested immediately after for a sum of money he owed and =
    Antipholis,<br>
    Isabel, the sister of Claudio, had, as he said, that day entered =
    upon&nbsp;&nbsp;look that you love your wife her worth has obtained your =
    pardon joy&nbsp;&nbsp;not how to account for the sister he supposed =
    drowned being found in<br>
    generously given him in his =
    distress.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>

    <br>often interposed his mediation to make up the quarrel without =
    effectproposed a match for Juliet. The husband he had chosen for her, =
    nothim so piteously, and, as it were desiring to have conversation =
    withsure of Hamlet, if Laertes had failed. He had forgotten to warn<br>
    Othello, soon after meeting his wife, pretended that he had a =
    headach&nbsp;&nbsp;he had done to them at the time of their famine, they =
    would be kind to&nbsp;&nbsp;you had been tossed from wrong to injury, and =
    that you thought your<br>
    Ulysses helped to thrust it in with all his might, still further =
    and&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
    so misplaced, and gave him the flower of the herb moly, which isrender =
    unkind fortunes more palatable, the soul of great Achilleshatches, for =
    fear of seeing her, where he and they must have died anwisdom in that =
    peril to essay another course, and to explore some<br>
    worthy a personage as he seems to be, in a manner suitable to =
    his&nbsp;&nbsp;When morning was come, Ulysses made offer to depart, as if =
    he were not&nbsp;&nbsp;manifest to brothers in their trade, mildly =
    besought him not to<br>
    about them but there reigned not a bitterer banquet planet in =
    all&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
    had happened, and how her lord Ulysses was come home, and had slainforced =
    to pick up a little knowledge from him, a rough sailor, or =
    to&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
    contemplation, that I was an heiress, and the daughter of a =
    baronet<br>was delivering the wrong child to the girl, there was an =
    exclamation&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;had new liveries, and fine white =
    ribbands in their hats and then I&nbsp;&nbsp;
    wax dolls were dressed on purpose for Sophia, who always began to =
    cry&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
    the dark walk, my walk, as it was called, in the garden here whenfoolish =
    fancy possessed me, or rather, I should say, more kind, =
    more&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;not know how that might be, but I was a =
    little princess among them,

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  8. Tommy

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    This is absolutly rediciouless, :thumbd:
     
  9. RockyCore

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    I won't claim that this guy is right, however I have had some odd spam showing up in my work inbox, and I don't distribute this email address or have it visible on the few boards I'm signed up on through it.

    Nowhere near enough evidence to pinpoint acronis as the culprit specifically though
     
  10. phasechange

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    Yeah I have never issued my work address to any external organizations yet it gets spammed all the time. Maybe because my company is one of the biggest and oldest hosts of UK domains and therefore a popular target for random spamming of guessed email addresses. All sorts of crap hits our mail servers constantly and I think this is exactly what is happening here. Randomly guessed email address.
     
  11. starsfan09

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    You xholes,
    This is Odd! Here lately, I've been wondering WHY I haven't recieved any kind of emails from Acronis about v10. Other than my order confirmation for TI 9.0, I haven't gotten any other emails from them.
    And yes, when I registered my Key...I made sure I checked the boxes to "Notify" me when updates and upgrades are availiable.

    Hey, if you get an Email from Acronis...take it as if ...they care about you!!o_O
     
  12. You xholes

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    Hello all
    I was going to leave it, but as I am still receiving spam to the
    unique address (acronis@xxxxxx.com), I will add this.

    The domain is my own domain, so it is not just a flood at the popular domain names. Furthermore the acronis part was used only once to register a trail program with acronis (ie it was a fingerprint address). It was never been used before that, and never since.

    I don't doubt that many of you have not received spam. I have. Thank you.
     
  13. shieber

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    On the whole, a rather nasty and childish public display on the part of the original poster. Even with good evidence, which hasn't been shown, a more mature presentation would have been appropriate in a public forum. It would be a contribution to the forum if this thread was simply removed to the forum graveyard.

    sh
     
  14. bodgy

    bodgy Registered Member

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    It'll be worth checking either your or your ISP's spam box - sometimes Acronis stuff gets shunted there - not sure why.


    Colin
     
  15. trickyricky

    trickyricky Registered Member

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    I see these kind of accusations time and time again, and each time I marvel at the heights to which human intellect has risen. Anyone who has the slightest interest in finding out how spammers actually try to circumvent spam filters will know that, along with hundreds of clever techniques, they fabricate email addresses semi-randomly. Which means that at some time or another, they will come up with all kinds of names before the '@' in the addresses they appear to send to as well as those they appear to send from. Together with lists of known domains, both famous and not so well known, means that they use billions of addresses that simply don't exist. But along with those, there will be chance usage of addresses that do exist, but which have never been used at all, or maybe used once and then never again. Such as acronis@[your domain].

    It doesn't mean that Acronis have passed on your address to someone else, any more than it means that the spammers that sent you emails to ldjdhfkhlkdhfkjahdkfhk@[your domain] received the address illegally from someone at ldjdhfkhlkdhfkjahdkfhk Corp.

    But you believe what you want to believe. It would be better though if, before making accusations in public, you actually did some research into what you're saying to make sure you're not simply demonstrating your ignorance.
     
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