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    Default Why do I now get porno spam????

    My wife has a Juno account and we have never gotten spam that she hasn't "asked" for by signing up on a email list (baby clothes and stuff like that) NOW all of the sudden we start getting crap like Watch Britney Spears give a blow job...

    It really has her all upset.

    What is the easiest way (read: computer semi literate) to get rid of the crap without having to change our email address?

    HOW DID THEY GET OUR ADDRESS????????

    I have read the 9-11 FWD email thread but frankly most of it is over my head.

    Thanks guys. Mike

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    Default Re: Why do I now get porno spam????

    I'm not familiar with Juno personally, but take a look at this support page.

    Seems pretty straightforward [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    I'm going to try Spam Eater and see if that, plus the filters I already use, works better than my filters alone. Assuming of course that Spam Eater works with the Netscape mail client. I don't use any Microshaft product for email because of all the security holes.

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    On yahoo, just click on "this is spam" when you read the message.

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    Too bad with Yahoo you only get to filter 100 "senders". Shoot, I filled that up in a week! I must get 75 junk e-mails a day.
    Kirk

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    I just fired up Spam Eater after having been offline for an hour or so. Two messages in my inbox. One was spam (a rather nasty one for one of those illegal CDs), it "OK'd" both messages, and my own post-download filter was what nailed it.

    Guess I'll have to try another product. [img]graemlins/icon15.gif[/img]

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    FWIW, I've been using McAfee's Spamkiller and am very pleased with it's filtering & adaptability. It is the first of it's kind to offer web-based email filtering ... but I don't know if it will work with Juno. I'd guess so since it handles Hotmail.

    I have it set up to filter three separate accounts and it only lets through stuff I want to see. Well, once in awhile spam gets through, but it's easy to setup a filter so it doesn't happen again.

    I haven't had spam in my inbox for more than a month now.

    SpamKiller supports MSN/Hotmail, POP3 and MAPI email accounts. By directly supporting multiple client-based email applications (Outlook Express, Eudora, Netscape etc.) and Web-based email clients (MSN/Hotmail), SpamKiller enables you to benefit from its advanced filtering without forcing you to change how you access and read your email.
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Good luck!

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    Default Re: Why do I now get porno spam????

    Originally posted by Kirk:
    Too bad with Yahoo you only get to filter 100 "senders". Shoot, I filled that up in a week! I must get 75 junk e-mails a day.
    Kirk
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Your lucky, I get more than that! 100% of my yahoo email is junk! And they won't let me change my email address. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

    Bushmann, I guess that's what happened to my wife. She signed up for baby products and now she gets porn emails every day w/AOL. Were as my AOL email get's maybe 1 a month. I do get a few daily "Refinance your home" spam crap emails though. I don't know how I got those. [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

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    It must be those "babyeater" web sites our wives have been visiting? Just kidding!

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    Hmmmmm.....I think the simplest answer for the title of this thread is that you're all a bunch of perverts. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    But me saying that is like the proverbial pot calling the kettle black. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Why do I now get porno spam????

    They got your address because the lying cheating shady underhanded lowlife scumbags used hacking, deception and downright stealing to obtain as many valid e-mail addresses as they can. They do not care who they send this stuff to, they only care that maybe one in a hundred people they send it to will click on the link, and maybe one on a hundred of them will sign up to their web site, and they send enough of the cr*p out that they will make a profit on, which they will then use to expand their unpleasent activities.

    They have no remorse. They are scum. They do not care. They must be stopped, but they know what they are doing is downright illegal so they cover their tracks to hide like the cowards they are - making it extrrmely difficult to catch them.

    [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

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    Sorry Chris, but I am going to have to disagree with you.......I think they are much worse than that. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Yeah...I was trying to keep it reasonably civil- after all, there may be kids reading this.

    My true opinions of Spammers cannot be said here or on TV. Not even on Fox [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

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    I just downloaded Mailwasher so we'll see if that works. Spameater didn't. My simple homemade filter worked better than Spameater.
    So off it comes.

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    Mailwasher looks good so far. You can add your own filters on the fly - something you couldn't do with Spameater unless you forked over your $25 first. It also pings for mail automatically at any interval you set, though I'll probably have to start remembering to disable it when I go offline for the night or else it will probably start squealing and raising a commotion. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
    But even that can be configured: I can easily tell it to not ping for mail between this hour and that hour. Clearly it was meant for a broadband user who's always connected, but I keep my dial-up running so long it's only off for a few hours at night anyway. There. No mail checking between 2:30am and 9:10am. Perfect. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    Now all I need to do is wait for a "FREE ADULT VIDEOS" or "ENLARGE YOUR PECKER" email and set it to work. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Why do I now get porno spam????

    Bushman:

    Remember the Seinfeld show where Kramer was given New York vanity license plates with the word "ASSMAN" on them. Everyone in NYC had a comment about them and what they meant.

    Well, the porn sites saw your handle on the CPF and said to themselves "What the heck, lets give him a try".

    Seriously, as of late, I am recieving the same E-mail. They must buy addresses from a million sources.

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    Default Re: Why do I now get porno spam????

    as for how "they" got the address to spam to?

    the standard thing these days is harvesting... there are these lovely programs that know how to hit machine after machine, via http and weblogs, ftp, talking to the mail server, polling lists, and scanning usenet archives... they find stuff with that magic "username@bleah.bleah.domain" and boom.

    there are also many a lame (read no security) or evil mail list operators that sell or give away mailing lists for a buck.

    so if you sign up for baby-shite-wear, and you got porno spam, the vector is simple. notify them that this is the case.

    how to prevent it? educate all your friends and family to NEVER enter your email address into any other program than the mail program running on their own machine. never EVER into a web gift card or "send this page to so-and-so", ...

    if you want to sign up for a new list, create a throw-away hotmail or yahoo account, make sure you set privacy on/directory listings off/etc and use that for a while. if you don't receive spam, you probably won't (for a while/at all).

    once you start receiving spam, you can try to block it. they guys sending it have clever people working for them to defeat many filters. about the only way to truly make it work, is to send out a note to all your friends that you are changing email addresses, give them your new one, and a new throw-away (in case the other new address doesn't work well) and discard the old address. most good ISPs will let you change your user name for reasons of spam.

    the best way is to track the people involved down and burn out their retinas with a anti-spam flashlight :&gt;

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    Default Re: Why do I now get porno spam????

    Even online merchants that request email addresses pass your address off to whoever is willing to pay the price.

    I frequently use target specific addresses. That's basically an address created specifically for a purpose, list, organization or business. Just last week I started receiving spam on the address that was created specifically for Shoptimax. Since it was never used for anything else, it's clear that they shared their address listing with others. It may have been only one, or a few. Of course once they do that, then all those that have it share it with others.

    I emailed Shoptimax, advised them that I didn't consider them trustworthy enough for my business and why, and that I'd be deleting the email address in a couple of days. Then yesterday, I deleted it.

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    Thanks to everyone for thier help. I have emailed juno and sent copies of the offending email and headers to them and they seem to be "on it" I will look into some of the programs to see if they will work with juno... Again thanks alot. This computer that is afflicted is my wifes and she is not very internet savvy bless her soul...

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