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Old 02-26-05, 10:11 PM   #1
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Re: Spam

I find it incredulous that people still bother to send e mail like this. Has anybody in the last ten years been fooled by this?

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The Demon will be here presently, he said, with a thrill of aversion, and I
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humming a cradle-song that she had sung to him when he was a baby.
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Old 02-26-05, 10:24 PM   #2
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My favorite part is that they quote L.F. Baum's The Master Key at the end.
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Old 02-26-05, 10:25 PM   #3
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"cross me out po box above in site" is not a cancelation, it will confirm an active e-mail account and you'll get more spam.

Don't confirm, don't use the links.
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Old 02-26-05, 10:32 PM   #4
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Since my server is Telus, I use Telus detectected spam, Kablouie. This poster will never hit again. Whats the point?
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Old 02-26-05, 10:47 PM   #5
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Since my server is Telus, I use Telus detectected spam, Kablouie. This poster will never hit again. Whats the point?
They use randomly generated userids, invalid domains, and random text in the body to fool spam filters. That's where the L.F. Baum comes from.

And that's if they're only slightly serious. Beysian spam filters tend to do a good job (like, say, OS X Mail), but YMMV. Your spam filter is probably pretty darn good, but there's still the possibility of false positives (emails that aren't spam being tagged as spam), and this possibility increases the more spam YOU flag, in as far as you're "widening the net."

Of course, it might not matter much to you. I would just generally flag it as spam and not follow the link, since that minimizes the impact the most.
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Old 02-26-05, 10:59 PM   #6
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The email adress has been verified IF you click the 'take off list' link.
The address will be added to a list of circulated compiled lists and the spam will come from different sources.
The sourcing for valid email is not random, rather a generated list of possible name combinations @ whatever. com.
Even if you don't buy the bull****, they get something..your email address to sell.

Maybe i'm way off.
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Old 02-27-05, 12:54 AM   #7
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Old 02-27-05, 11:28 AM   #8
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Best line comes at the bottom of the article.
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How is this relavent?
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Old 02-28-05, 12:23 PM   #10
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Just curious. Does anybody know anyone who's bought anything based on an advertisement in spam?
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