[aprssig] OT: deluged with spam?

Keith - VE7GDH ve7gdh at rac.ca
Mon Aug 30 22:47:16 EDT 2004

Wes wrote on 30/08/2004 3:28:59 PM

> Guys I know this is off topic, but has anyone else gotten barraged with
> spam about computer software, viagra and calais in the past few days?
> I've WHOIS'ed the domain name reg's and they are from france and
> indonesia, and registered in the past 2 to 3 days.  I've gotten about 100
> of the same 3 emails since thursday last week.  The reason I bring this
> up is that one of the spammers addressed the message to iz0bgs at amsat.org
> , which made me wonder if the names had been harvested from here?

How come we never receive spam advertising radios, TNCs or GPS receivers??? I presume that you are receiving the spam direct and not via the list. Don't think I have received very much spam the last few days, but a spam filter could be removing them before I see them. Wonder if the spammer is using BCC (blind carbon copy) to send the spam to you. That would be one way to make it look like it was sent to "someone' @amsat.org while still sending you a copy. Was the spam sent from an account @ the newly registered domains, or was the spam advertising sites using the new domains?

You could try something like MailWasher Pro (http://entier.ecosm.com/link/?wybeqeu) to delete spam on the server before it gets to your inbox.

I thought that I was actually receiving less spam over the last few days at my non-ham email addresses. I had wondered if it was related to the news story about the FBI arresting a number of US spammers recently. However, the numbers seemed to be back up again today, but I still don't see any spam advertising GPS receivers!

73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost but I know exactly where I am"

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