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Spam e-mails. by Ken Dunn on 21 August 2010 2:12am
 
Do any of you get e-mails from your own e-mail address and you haven't sent them? If you do or have what can be done to stop them other than puting your own e-mail address into the spam filter?
 
Re: Spam e-mails. by sighthound on 21 August 2010 10:10am
 
Yep, I get them too. Spam filters don't seem to be able to identify them although my filters often send to the spam file things I send to myself (when I want to quickly save a link o something.)
 
Re: Spam e-mails. by kisch on 21 August 2010 3:48pm
 
I use Gmail mailbox, it puts stuff like that to Spam automatically. Very good Spam filter this Gmail has.
 
Re: Spam e-mails. by Ken Dunn on 22 August 2010 6:36am
 
Our BT filter does that too and it has extra filters you can set up to trash the worst of the spam. That leaves less spam to look through in case a good e-mail ended up in the spam box.
 
Re: Spam e-mails. by Ken Dunn on 22 August 2010 6:45am
 
I think I've identified the problem. Spammers are a waste of time.
 
Re: Spam e-mails. by TERRY S on 23 August 2010 12:56am
 
Hi, Ken. Yes, I have. And yesterday, I got an email from some guy in malaysia, saying a relative who lives there left me £5,000!! I don't have any relatives in Malaysia! I never have! These things are so obviously a scam, that I can't believe people are dumb enough to fall for them. Especially, a foreign lottery scam. If you never entered it, how could you win it!? Are people really that stupid!?
 
Re: Spam e-mails. by Ken Dunn on 23 August 2010 5:30pm
 
Today I've received a password reminder e-mail from the webmaster at palinstravels and I didn't request it!

There is a serious problem out there folks. Can anyone identify the source of the worm?

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BT have sent me a very informative reply titled Spoofed E-mails and I will get back to you when I've read it again.

I'm even wondering if it is one of these anti-virus companys playing silly buggers to get me to buy/upgrade their product.
 
Re: Spam e-mails. by Spursfan on 23 August 2010 7:25pm
 
I have had loads of unrequested password reminders, Ken - enough to paper the whole house if I printed them off!! I just delete them.

It is easy for someone to prat about and request a reminder to be sent to you - all they have to do is click on the 'Forgotten Password?" link, then put in your user name. Harmless enough as they don't get your password (you do).

To prove it I'll do it to you now (sorry Ken I wouldn't normally but just as an experiment)......did you get it (about 7.23 p.m.)?

I had yet another one this morning, was it a coincidence or something else?? I have my suspicions who is doing it.
 
Re: Spam e-mails. by Ken Dunn on 23 August 2010 8:23pm
 
Thankfully, spursfan, I haven't received the password reminder you tried against my user name. The webmaster probably said. "What an idiot, we've already sent a password reminder to this clown a few hours ago!"

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The BT response to my complaint was very useful and I've found out that the spam originates in Russia (.ru).
 
Re: Spam e-mails. by johnnythemonkey on 23 August 2010 10:37pm
 
I just sent you one Ken. Anne probably typed in her own user name !
 
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