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This is just an observation and does not really require any answers, probably because there aren't any and I am just having a rant!

Some while ago, I began receiving spam emails from a name of either Grand-Palace or Online-Casino (with, or without, and a mixture of, the hyphens and uppercase letters). I reported these through SpamCop and, slowly, they became less frequent and eventually stopped altogether.

I was over the moon!! SpamCop and I (well, and probably others too) had shut down a major spam producer!

So, here am I, enjoying my new freedom from the Online Casinos for a couple of months when my computer did the "you got mail" sound and a quick check showed it was from Grand-Palace. WTF!!!! I thought we had got rid of these people!?

Well, we might have done for a short while, but they are back! I have received, and reported again, one on the 11th August and two on the 12th August. I suppose it just shows that you can fight 'em, but you can't kill 'em! :(

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Hi, pusser_uk,

...When you write, "I began receiving spam emails from a name of ...," are you referring to a "From" name or a server name? If the former, then it's very easily explained: anyone can very easily forge an e-mail "From" name! If the latter, it is only slightly more difficult to explain: anyone can register (almost) any previously unused or out-of-use server name.

...From the description you give, it could be that you were the victim of one or two earlier "customers" of a "make quick and easy money with your computer" scheme who had very short attention spans and are now a victim of another.

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This is just an observation and does not really require any answers, probably because there aren't any and I am just having a rant!

Some while ago, I began receiving spam emails from a name of either Grand-Palace or Online-Casino (with, or without, and a mixture of, the hyphens and uppercase letters). I reported these through SpamCop and, slowly, they became less frequent and eventually stopped altogether.

I was over the moon!! SpamCop and I (well, and probably others too) had shut down a major spam producer!

So, here am I, enjoying my new freedom from the Online Casinos for a couple of months when my computer did the "you got mail" sound and a quick check showed it was from Grand-Palace. WTF!!!! I thought we had got rid of these people!?

Well, we might have done for a short while, but they are back! I have received, and reported again, one on the 11th August and two on the 12th August. I suppose it just shows that you can fight 'em, but you can't kill 'em! :(

I think we really. at best. force them to change hosting entities. But that is not a big deal. What I am hoping for is they track those who report them a bunch and then remove us from their email lists so they do not have the hosting agency block them. Minimally, I think I see about 1/10th the spam I would get if I did not report them here. Lately TONS has come through burst.net... Cannot win, but we can make their lives a tad uncomfortable.

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Hi, pusser_uk,

...When you write, "I began receiving spam emails from a name of ...," are you referring to a "From" name or a server name?

Sorry I was not clear, it was the FROM name. It makes little difference since if we close them down, they spring up again elsewhere. The "From" name means nothing of course.

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The "From" name means nothing of course.

...Exactly! I guess what most confused me was your "I reported these through SpamCop and, slowly, they became less frequent and eventually stopped altogether" -- that made me think you were reporting Grand-Palace's or Online-Casino's servers rather than spams with these as "From" addresses, since SpamCop wisely ignores "From" addresses. :) <g>

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