OldNick Posted April 25, 2004 Share Posted April 25, 2004 So. The short of it. Are you able to / interested in dealing with newsgroup spam? This seems a newish phenomenon in this volume, certainly on the groups I use. My problem is with stuff being sent to newsgroups. There are many headers containg various bestial, sexual, torture etc etc references. These headers have attachments, or references, to worms or viruses. I foolishly opened one, knowing what it was, and it gave me "worms"and spyware. It may have collapsed my registry. I am not sure about that, as I had dealt with it way before that happened. When I ran the virus checker that had finally caught up, it showed me clean. It _could_ prevent me from regeditting when it was active! It should not have. I had virus watch, malware watch and firewall. None of them caught the stuff! This was when the messages were over a week old, and I had been trying to bring them to the attention of the relevent software companies, to no avail. I have been trying to get their attention since, with little or slow success. I have emailed the apparent ISPs of the email addresses that are _supposed_ to be sending the spam, with little success except standard replies. Pat pat there there we will fix it etcetc. Most of the spam was coming from one ISP. I have emailed the "senders" under an assumed but real email address. They bounced. It was worth a try, if they were mined addresses. On the newsgroups, I have simply been told to ignore them and more or less politely been told to stop bothering people. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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