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Ralsky's Fatal Tumor

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  1. A story has just made the front page over on Slashdot about someone who's working on a way to "automate Spamcop submissions." I'm sure there will be much ranting, raving, and misinformation flung back and forth so it would be nice if some of the regulars around here could come along and participate.
  2. If that's not spam, then I don't know what is. Report everything they send to you and send a campuswide email explaining how to use SpamCop. A month or three on the blacklist sounds just like what they need.
  3. Sorry, that wasn't my implication at all. What I was trying to say is that we're dealing with 1) a link-farming, click through our ads to make money sort of page that generally is infested with spammers of some sort, and 2) a person who believes in those "get paid to read email" schemes. With those two things in evidence I'd just be a little skeptical of any claims or facts offered in the thread. That's all.
  4. Has anyone actually looked at compdough.com? It's another one of those garbage "Visit our partners and click on their banners to earn free money!" sites. Couple that with a username that contains "paid e-mail" and I really have to raise an eyebrow to the whole situation...
  5. Hey Bill! Don't forget to bankrupt the lawyer while you're at it!
  6. So which one is it? Are you a Network Manager or a System Administartor? Either way, you have a capitalised job title and I quake in fear at your mighty powers.
  7. Got bandwidth? I highly recommend setting up a SpamVampire page. It works, especially if you have friends who are willing to help you out. Not everyone here agrees with using SpamVampire as it's an agressive stance to take, but I've found it to be effective and even a little entertaining.
  8. After being barraged for the past week by spams for the adult sites at www.zoo345.com, I got quite tired of it and finally followed through with learning how to make my own spam Vampire page. And after 72 hours of high-speed hammering... poof! Gone. Won't ping, won't resolve, won't do a thing. I don't know if it's my doing or spam reports or even if it's just temporary, but I have to say MAN, that feels GOOD!! (and yes, I know that many of you vehemently disagree with counterattacks - but please bear with me while I do a short happy dance, won't you?)
  9. Same here. I'm being barraged by both of those. I report them all and they still never let up. I wouldn't mind seeing a spam vampire site or two go after them.
  10. So you're saying that party A sent a business proposal to party B and it was reported as spam? I'm going to trust you that parties A and B were somewhat vaguely in the same line of work and that party A wasn't asking party B if they would like to expand their line of imported cheeses and wines to also include V1AgARa and NUDE TEEN SLUTS! And even if that is the case, an ISP that disconnects a business account over a single spam complaint is about as twitchy as Robin Williams on a 24-hour caffeine bender. Not even slightly a good business practice, IMHO. I'm thinking that we're missing some details here. Can you elaborate?
  11. Have you actually looked at gorbs.com? The splash screen talks about how Gorbs does web design, silk screening, music production, etc. and invites you to "browse the site to see what Gorbs can offer you." Try to do any browsing, though, and you quickly learn that every link on the page - and even the background graphics - is simply a mailto: an address at optonline. This is either the worst-configured webpage ever or someone's up to no good.
  12. It's "query," but typed with an accent. I think he's from Boston.
  13. If you aren't following up with the replies that you get from SpamCop, then you aren't actually reporting anything. SpamCop is a tool that automatically does some digging to find out who needs to be notified about sources of spam, but it still requires a little human intervention to make sure it works right. Those links enable you to take a final look at the junk mail and essentially say "Yes! This is spam, now go hit Scott Richter in the head with a bat!" If SpamCop was 100% automatic then it would be easier to use, but the error rate would go through the roof since people would lose that last chance to make sure they aren't reporting non-spam mail by accident. Yes, it's a pain, but there's no rule that says you have to report each and every piece of spam that you get. I report everything that gets past my filters and then do more if I have time. If you only have time to report five or ten then just report those and delete the rest. Anything is better than nothing, which is what you're doing now.
  14. You mis-spelled "bottom-feeding parasite in need of a savage beating."
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