dle Posted September 2, 2006 Share Posted September 2, 2006 Hi, recently, I wound up with on email account less, and this is the story: I send regularly spam reports via quick reporting, with all the nice stock alerts etc as attachment and some phishing mails too. At web.de, which is my isp, they have a nice pretty malware scanner, ClamAV, that checks mails of their clients before scooping them out into the world (which is good) and that recognizes phishing scams too. So, one day a preformulated mail comes to me saying: "You are sending phishing mails. Probably Your box is infested. Don't do that again! What can You tell us about that?" So I sent them back a notice "Stay cool. That's only my spam reports you see in the malware alerts. Check the addresses and You'll see. Mail me again, if there is a problem with that." Some days later, the account was stone-dead. I admit I was a bit disgruntled. I wrote them sanctimoniously "Oh, what has happened to my account?" and they told me "Dude, You are spewing out masses of phishing mails. Load down that antivirus software, scan your discs, photograph the result screen via prtscreen and send it to us - then we will reanimate your account." I shrugged my shoulders and did so, not without emphasizing, that there had of course never been any bot in my box and that I was a bit disaffected about my mails not beeing read, let alone answered. Still and silently, my account awoke to a new life. Apparently, spam reporting is not, what ISPs expect their clients to do. Have a nice day Dominik Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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