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Thread poster: Williamson

Williamson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:06
Flemish to English
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Oct 21, 2003

Every morning, I go to the webmail of my ISP to clean up some 50-100 spam emails.
I thought spam would die down as nobody reacts to this kind of publicity. It seems to be a nuissance I will just have to learn how to live with. Fortunately some virusses like the "latest microsoft patch" and please sent all your paypaldata to the following link (fake paypal-messages) are easy to recognise. But I wonder to what extend it hurts (your business)?

[Edited at 2003-10-21 12:51]

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François Lozano
Local time: 07:06
English to French
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you could use a Spy-aware software Oct 21, 2003

like Ad-aware to identify and clean the spams. You can download them via

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PAS  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:06
English to Polish
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Separate e-mails Oct 21, 2003

I use one address whenever asked to submit e-mail info to anyone on the web, for whatever reason, no matter how respectable the company. It also contains different registration data.

My business and private correspondence is done through another address.

But still I wonder - 50 pieces of spam! The most I ever got was ca. 10 (on my "public address").

Maybe you should consider changing your current address to something very similar and gradually phase the old one out.

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Andy Lemminger  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:06
Member (2002)
English to German
Mailwasher Oct 21, 2003

The best spam tool I am aware of is Mailwasher (

Bounce them back before they reach your mail software.


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Nikita Kobrin  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:06
English to Russian
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Learn the rules Oct 21, 2003

Dear Williamson,

I used to get 20-30 spam messages a day. Now I get only 3-5 of them. You should just learn the rules and behave accordingly. And remember the basic rule: it's easier to prevent spamming than to get rid of it when it's already taking place.

Here're some sites which maybe useful in this respect:

- Death to Spam

- Junkbusters

- Spam Tracking 101

- Spam Motel

- Fight Spam on the Internet!

- SpamCop

- Stop spam with Sneakemail 2.0

Good luck,
Nikita Kobrin

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[Edited at 2003-10-22 07:09]

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