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    Commercial 'search' spam?

    A friend who suffers from ulcers introduced me to Dreamcicles in a glass. That's about half OJ and half milk. Yes, it curdles, but if you can get past that it's very good. The fat of the milk and the acid of the OJ neutralize each other and make a very mild drink for ulcer sufferers. However, if you add a couple ounces of Vodka does it become a White Fuzzy Russian Navel, or would that be a Fuzzy White Russian Navel?
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    Commercial 'search' spam?

    Farelf, You can't mean ... It's impossible. Can't be. That's not a medication?
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    Commercial 'search' spam?

    More of an observation than a question, and I hope this is the appropriate forum spot for this. A few years ago we bought a car. In the months afterward we got a sprinkling of 'Your warrantee has expired' spam. This summer we bought a replacement and again, in the months afterward we got another sprinkling of 'Your warrantee has expired' spam. In just the last two weeks we contacted an insurance agent from a company we don't deal with ... yet, to talk over our current coverages with another company to compare coverages and costs. It never hurts to shop around. Today, we got this 'You're eligible for a refund' email from "State Insurance" and a Gmail address. All the links pointed to a "getresponses" website when moused over. BTW, our current insurer is State Farm. Is there a possibility that there is some kind of search targeting bot out there that locks onto company agent searches and can retrieve specific embedded info? In all these cases we've dealt at least partially through emailing for communications and I know that the sales agents have used our information to conduct online checks such as credit checks, accident checks and insurance claim checks to name just a few. It just seems to be a bit beyond coincidence that this is happening and such a targeted way. Seven years ago we switched from Microsoft to Linux on all household PCs and very shortly afterward we switched ISP. In the last seven years our spam load has been nearly nil, other than after these dealings, so, unless there's some super stealthy malware for Linux that we've got and that doesn't track any other activities, it seems to me that there's some kind of bot or bots watching individualized searches conducted through some companies or at least through their customized search methods.
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    No source IP address found, cannot proceed.

    Will do Farelf, thanks.
  5. Comcast technician was upgrading our service and almost immediately after hooking up new Comcast phone modem we got a call on cell phone which was coincidentally hooked up to computer as well as an identical email. I had been transferring some pictures and recharging the cell phone just before he showed up. Odd set of circumstances but ... Any ideas on how to pursue this? I've included the full source of the email followed by Spamcop's results (I altered my gmail address); Full source is; Delivered-To: xxxxx[at]gmail.com Received: by with SMTP id m9csp34510vcm; Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:51:20 -0800 (PST) Return-Path: <3Byz4UCIUAMwJQJMKRRNLIQ.JMIKQQKIMQP.-tPPOQoyTFBFB.D60uw.y66y3w.u64[at]grandcentral.bounces.google.com> Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of 3Byz4UCIUAMwJQJMKRRNLIQ.JMIKQQKIMQP.-tPPOQoyTFBFB.D60uw.y66y3w.u64[at]grandcentral.bounces.google.com designates as permitted sender) client-ip= Authentication-Results: mr.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: domain of 3Byz4UCIUAMwJQJMKRRNLIQ.JMIKQQKIMQP.-tPPOQoyTFBFB.D60uw.y66y3w.u64[at]grandcentral.bounces.google.com designates as permitted sender) smtp.mail=3Byz4UCIUAMwJQJMKRRNLIQ.JMIKQQKIMQP.-tPPOQoyTFBFB.D60uw.y66y3w.u64[at]grandcentral.bounces.google.com; dkim=pass header.i=[at]google.com X-Received: from mr.google.com ([]) by with SMTP id b9mr11814047iga.6.1358441480551 (num_hops = 1); Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:51:20 -0800 (PST) DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=google.com; s=20120113; h=mime-version:x-received:message-id:date:subject:from:to :content-type; bh=rM+yT/8ASWJWyCpmarJdttK6XuMLkEHzIO4EI8GVIN0=; b=ifj1ConvslV1sO8Ibt86cEaEInD2eh/Q8XrJ6IBlDxA+yM/rM0tWoxUCeDspkqiaTW TBlJfzuWmvzStpf9DPCaAnAqW6XEefcFVXTTEFqy2a/774n/puJq5MI+ZwJ+JPuxXRC+ IHyZidMz0ouMvPsibIaTmWltvqp14WD7m2BYYRupDCGBc5gYeh/8RoRDsYS2FfaxVIMw WS9Z/MU737tjUGrKnKcALx63gQhV5TEpf5tWmDYXjj2ftgi7W7S2yOx+NwqiM0jeGiFT tzbYb+oUcu7XbO8jaTIyCvrpXU+4x/g0/4izD9LZ2soJnLdSTwhYUgAVsX7q97EeczKq I7Nw== MIME-Version: 1.0 X-Received: by with SMTP id b9mr6822273iga.6.1358441479902; Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:51:19 -0800 (PST) Message-ID: <+18142995308.bc8145438bafc32f6425f5d5e9140d9afcf94161[at]txt.voice.google.com> Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:51:19 +0000 Subject: SMS from (402) 882-0487 From: "(402) 882-0487" <18142995308.14028820487.-b7768WgBx[at]txt.voice.google.com> To: xxxxx[at]gmail.com Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed; delsp=yes Winner#72830 You've won the $1000 Target drawing! Claim your Target GiftCard Now! bit.ly/WarXBB -- Sent using SMS-to-email. Reply to this email to text the sender back and save on SMS fees. https://www.google.com/voice/ Spamcop's results; SpamCop v © 1992-2013 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Here is your TRACKING URL - it may be saved for future reference: http://www.spamcop.net/sc?id=z5455440371zf...1abd6ab4599d42z No source IP address found, cannot proceed. Add/edit your mailhost configuration Finding full email headers Submitting spam via email (may work better) Example: What spam headers should look like Nothing to do. Further info; Using Linux Mint 13 Mate and Thunderbird 17.0.2. T-bird & gmail accounts set to sync to computer automatically.