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Old 07-07-2004, 12:47 AM   #1
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Spam,
Try this as i just did,reply with ugly 4 letter REMARKS,then block sender.
Sock it to them,right ?
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Old 07-07-2004, 02:53 AM   #2
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yeh they took the time to send spam to hundreds of people so why dont those hundreds of people take time to give a little 4 letter remark back then block em so your not destorbed again
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Old 07-07-2004, 06:48 AM   #3
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No, because you can falsify header information in an email.

This means that the sender address listed might not actually be the person who sent it.
The return adress can be falsified, and even the return path, that would let you track down what server it came from may have had information added that would obscure your ability to even trace the machine the mail came from.

The SMTP protocol has some obvious flaws that have been exploited, Four letter replies to innocent parties are not going to stop spam, and just make you look stupid.
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Old 07-07-2004, 07:25 PM   #4
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also, some mass mailers don't even know if the addresses their sending the mail to are valid. if you reply to the message, you are verifying that it is a real address, then they will send you more. Of course, if you block them, I guess it wouldn't matter, but I don't think they would really care if you send them any four letter replies.
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Old 07-07-2004, 08:04 PM   #5
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How are you going to block them? Most spam filters (where you actually have to block senders) only block by address, and more than perhaps 30 undelivered messages that aer bounced by a spam filter and the spammer just needs to change his/her sender address.

There is not really much point in blocking spammers by the address they are sending it from sinlpy because it is easy to forge the sender address to a new (not yet blocked) address.
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Old 07-07-2004, 10:23 PM   #6
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How are you going to block them? Most spam filters (where you actually have to block senders) only block by address, and more than perhaps 30 undelivered messages that aer bounced by a spam filter and the spammer just needs to change his/her sender address.

There is not really much point in blocking spammers by the address they are sending it from sinlpy because it is easy to forge the sender address to a new (not yet blocked) address.
good point.
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Old 07-08-2004, 12:07 AM   #7
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The best way to not get spam (Or at least not have it delivered to your inbox, and rather your filter-folder is to have a safe list. Only the people on that list can come in. Well...actually...the best way is not to have an email account . But anyway, I would say that I disagree, only because most mass mailers are using fake addys, and, like root said, all they have to do is change their address. I wish that way would work, but it just would make things worse (in my opinion)

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Old 07-08-2004, 10:42 AM   #8
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I don't get Spam! Years ago I got some Erection Problems and Viagra adverts but that was the most.

Or do you mean Mail Spam? In which case I'm too young to get any either.
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Old 07-08-2004, 05:55 PM   #9
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I dont get any.....but people are using my msn email to send it. :S No idea why.. or how they got it
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It is easy enough to get an MSN E-mail. And not all spam is big business multi-e-mail spamming.
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