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    What do I do with spam?

    Over the past 3 or 4 days I've been receiving massive amounts of mail through this address "tashamarie@sp.com"

    I'm talking over 50 or 60 messages.

    There is a variety of advertisements but they all have one thing in common, the TO: address is listed as tashamarie@sp.com and the from is always some garbage "sexyhotbabes@yahoo.com" or something similar.

    I think that the tasha address must be some email forwarded that forwards emails to all these emails on a list. I don't know really.

    I have reported them to my isp (AOL) I have followed the links and alot of them go to banner pages so I tell the affiliate programs that they are spamming and get their accounts removed, but the next day they got new accounts at different services. I contact their hosting companies but it seems that the hosts are in on it and in one instance that the host is the perpetrator itself.

    Now I know the FBI investigates spam as someone somehow was using my old companies mail server to spam and the FBI contacted us about it. But is there any way to officially report these people to them that any of you know? I think I've done all I can resonably do. As it is now I'm just forwarding all the spam to the Hosting companies till they take the sites down. It's really starting to piss me off that every time I check my mail I got 6 identical porn spams.

    Chris

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    Check out http://spamcop.net they may be able to help.

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    If you use Outlook you can tell it to refuse delivery of email messages with tashamarie@sp.com in it and delete so its appears like it was never downloaded into your computer.

    This is in the Rules Wizard

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    What Wayne said is also true for MANY e-mail programs and many webbased e-mail services.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote/font><HR>Originally posted by wluke:
    If you use Outlook you can tell it to refuse delivery of email messages with tashamarie@sp.com in it and delete so its appears like it was never downloaded into your computer.

    This is in the Rules Wizard

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    I love the 'Rules' in Outlook Express

    It deletet automatically the IloveYou virus 5 times

    Christophe

    ps: a tip to avoid spam : NEVER publically display your email address on boards and forums like this one. I once got a spam letter and I replied to ask how he got it (of course I said I would contact his ISP if he wouldn't tell it to me) and he told he had a program which searches trough forums and bulletin boards in search for valid emails.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote/font><HR>ps: a tip to avoid spam : NEVER publically display your email address on boards and forums like this one. I once got a spam letter and I replied to ask how he got it (of course I said I would contact his ISP if he wouldn't tell it to me) and he told he had a program which searches trough forums and bulletin boards in search for valid emails.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I've used the same email address for 6 or 7 years now, my address is gonna be out there whether I like it or not.

    Chris

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote/font><HR>Originally posted by freesources:

    ps: a tip to avoid spam : NEVER publically display your email address on boards and forums like this one. I once got a spam letter and I replied to ask how he got it (of course I said I would contact his ISP if he wouldn't tell it to me) and he told he had a program which searches trough forums and bulletin boards in search for valid emails.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Another tip is to never reply to a spam email. It lets the spammer know that there is someone on the other end who read the spam and will probably read more if they send it.



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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote/font><HR>Another tip is to never reply to a spam email. It lets the spammer know that there is someone on the other end who read the spam and will probably read more if they send it.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    First of all you cannot check to see if someone's read their email if the email is being sent to a different server/domain.

    Second of all even in the case where it would be possible you really think a spammer is gonna look through his list of thousands of sent mails and see who read it?

    Chris


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