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    Doris the spammer is back

    Even without my email address shown, our "friend" Doris is back

    Here is todays spam message:



    From: doris zarki [mailto:zarki_doris@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 5:32 AM
    To: undisclosed recipients:
    Subject: ***SPAM*** hello





    Hello :::
    I saw your nice profile id at www.aruba.com and something motivated me to communicate with you'i found you worthy of acceptance and godly;My Dear in your usual time may it pleases you to write me back in email address,So that i can send you my pictures and also tell you more about myself . A friendship is the foundation build on other relative things to come.May God bless you as i wait impatiently to hear from you. Your lonely friend,
    Doris

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    i went to your profile
    you do not have your personal email listed which is a good thing.

    i have no clue on how she is finding your personal email

    unfortunately, one of those things we just have to live with in this electronic communication age.

    can you BLOCK her from your email addy....?

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    I received that too... what a doll! lol
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    Maybe everyone on the forum should send doris an email. that way she will have plenty of friends to choose from (lol)

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    if we all email doris, that would open the flood gates.

    while discussing "doris" this morning, lisa was telling me that today alone she had over 300 spam emails between her 3 accts.

    this morning i only had 40 spam emails on my 1 act.

    like the junk mail we get in the mail, there is not much we can do except dump it.

    i can guarantee you that aruba.com does NOT share/sell/give away any of your private information including to but not limited to your email acct.

    Quote Originally Posted by aquaman View Post
    Maybe everyone on the forum should send doris an email. that way she will have plenty of friends to choose from (lol)

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    ...also, nothing says zarki_doris@yahoo.com is a valid email addy. Spammers disguise their email addresses and can have the email forwarded to another email address. You answer the email and it validates you have a correct email so they can send you even MORE spam!!!

    Best bets are to ignore, block or I use "rules" for my inbox which depending on the words in the email or subject, we all know which they are without going into the ugly details, send the spam directly to my spam folder. Then at my leisure I can scan the emails to see if anything important slipped through. Best I have been able to come up with.

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    One good piece of advice i got was when forwarding an E mail , such as the joke ones we all send to our friends, make sure you strip out the other addresses on it. Some of them I get have been forwarded a dozen times or more. If a spammer gets one of these, they can get hundreds of email addresses off it.

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    Andrea and Lisa,

    I am in IT security and no stranger to these low lifes. Thought you would like to see the number of spam hits on our network justthis morning. Here are the stats I cut and pasted

    Today:Total Messages: 1399
    Interdicted UCE Messages: 1316
    Delivered UCE Messages: 0

    UCE mean Unsolicited Commercial Email. So we have stopped 1316 spammed emails this mornng on 1 account

    Aquaman
    Last edited by aquaman; 12-10-2009 at 01:30 PM. Reason: typo

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    the downside of electronic era/cyberspace is mind boggling.

    have a good one

    Quote Originally Posted by aquaman View Post
    Andrea and Lisa,

    I am in IT security and no stranger to these low lifes. Thought you would like to see the number of spam hits on our network justthis morning. Here are the stats I cut and pasted

    Today:Total Messages: 1399
    Interdicted UCE Messages: 1316
    Delivered UCE Messages: 0

    UCE mean Unsolicited Commercial Email. So we have stopped 1316 spammed emails this mornng on 1 account

    Aquaman

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    I would think that the email hosts would KNOW when they have a spammer using their services (sending 100,000 emails an hour should be a good hint) and shut them down.

    These guys flood the net with these things, costs them next to nothing to send, and all it takes is 1 in a million to respond and get taken to the cleaners to make it a profitable day.

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