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Spam E-mail
Posted by: Bob James ()
Date: August 27, 2007 06:40AM

Most Fairfax County computer users are affected by spam, which annoys all of us. Has anyone really developed a workable process to eliminate or "bomb" the sender. As an aside, I am on a South American spam list that spreads from country to country, although I don't speak Spanish nor Portuguese. (In most instances you can't reply to sender and if successful, you've only confirmed a good e-mail address for them to spam). Some filters work well; e.g., Google G-Mail...but the spammers still seem to follow me...

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Re: Spam E-mail
Posted by: off topic ()
Date: August 27, 2007 07:08AM

are people so retarded they can't distinguish a fairfax county issue from an issue everyone else deals with?

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Re: Spam E-mail
Posted by: Bob James ()
Date: August 27, 2007 01:01PM

You are right. I'm a clueless asshole.

Now excuse me while I put a gun in my mouth and end this meaningless charade people call life.

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Re: Spam E-mail
Posted by: Tia2 ()
Date: August 27, 2007 01:07PM

off topic Wrote:
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> are people so retarded they can't distinguish a
> fairfax county issue from an issue everyone else
> deals with?


ARE YOU SERIOUS? Help me find 10 issues posted on this forum that are STRICTLY RELEVANT to Fairfax County residents ONLY! Speaking of clueless!

Almost every first reply to a post takes the topic to an alternative discussion that is BIGGER than Fairfax County...

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Re: Spam E-mail
Posted by: Lurker. ()
Date: August 27, 2007 01:33PM

I have a number of email addresses. One email address I use for friends only, another for business and another for junk lists.

Whenever I am asked for an email address from a site, application, etc... I always use my junk email address. I use a spam filter on my junk email account to limit the emails even more. I don't have a spam problem.

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Re: Spam E-mail
Posted by: slinkeyts ()
Date: August 27, 2007 01:34PM

get a good spam blocker.



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Re: Spam E-mail
Posted by: Bob James ()
Date: August 30, 2007 01:26PM

Thank you all for your input. I even extend gratitude for the repartee of the faux "Bob James." I take minor offense at this identity theft of my nom de plume. I am surprised that the author did not suggest a machete (interestingly, Spanish diminutive of macho). I hope that your displayed erudition is not a result of the Fairfax educational system--perhaps, ESL courses? Whoops, off-topic...

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Re: Spam E-mail
Posted by: lolz ()
Date: August 30, 2007 02:02PM

Tia2 Wrote:
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> ARE YOU SERIOUS? Help me find 10 issues posted on
> this forum that are STRICTLY RELEVANT to Fairfax
> County residents ONLY! Speaking of clueless!
>
> Almost every first reply to a post takes the topic
> to an alternative discussion that is BIGGER than
> Fairfax County...

Tia2 u r an idiot. challenge accepted, here are ten that hadn't gone off-topic as of the second post. this thread was obviously non-Fairfax from the get-go. but maybe u are still too busy walking in front of cars demanding they stop like a total crazed wierdo hopefully one wont stop

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/44899.html
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/44467.html
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/44819.html
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/41365.html
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/44814.html
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/37534.html
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/44206.html
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/41862.html
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/44143.html
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/44252.html

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Re: Spam E-mail
Posted by: Bob James ()
Date: September 09, 2007 07:48AM

Received a good replication of a Bank of America alert that there was an attempt to access my account. I ALMOST bit and was saved by Securemaker which identified a false e-mail and rebooted my computer. (I surmise that the reboot was part of the protection).

In any event, someone is phisting (?) with pretty authentic looking Bank of America e-mail... looked like e-mail came through the Google G-mail system...

In any event, this attack may be larger and shotgunned throughout Internet.

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Re: Spam E-mail
Posted by: ya ()
Date: September 09, 2007 10:23PM

but maybe u are still too busy
> walking in front of cars demanding they stop like
> a total crazed wierdo hopefully one wont stop
>


HAHAHAHHAHAHAH

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How to avoid getting scammed.
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: September 12, 2007 12:59PM

Bob James Wrote:
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> Received a good replication of a Bank of America
> alert that there was an attempt to access my
> account. I ALMOST bit [...]


[To Everyone]

for those who do not know...

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Main Entry: phishing
Part of Speech: n
Definition: the practice of luring unsuspecting Internet users to a fake Web site by using authentic-looking email with the real organization's logo, in an attempt to steal passwords, financial or personal information, or introduce a virus attack; the creation of a Web site replica for fooling unsuspecting Internet users into submitting personal or financial information or passwords
Example: 1996; as in 'fish' for users
Etymology: phish, v; phisher, n

Webster's New Millenniumâ„¢ Dictionary of English, Preview Edition (v 0.9.7)
Copyright © 2003-2007 Lexico Publishing Group, LLC


this type of phishing scam is common. some advice... if you ever get a "you must act now!" email here is a list of ways to prevent getting scammed:
  • NEVER click the link they provide, instead manually type in the name of the site and login to see if there is an issue.
  • alternatively, you can go to phishtank.com and paste in the address of the link to see if it's a phishing site.
  • i recommend you use the extension for firefox that checks with phishtank.com and will prevent you from loading such site. here is the extension.
note: if you dont use firefox for a web browser, i HIGHLY recommend you use it instead of Internet Explorer. firefox is FAR more secure than Internet Explorer.

if you ignore my advice and you get ripped off, it's an ODF.


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: Spam E-mail
Posted by: Bob James ()
Date: September 13, 2007 07:25PM

Thanx, Gravis. Good response.

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