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I've been inundated by hundreds of Cialis, Taladafil, etc spam e-mails. More than one hundred requests to unsubscribe (I never subscribed to begin with) have gone un-implemented. What can I do ? Thanks....

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    I've been inundated by hundreds of Cialis, Taladafil, etc spam e-mails.
    More than one hundred requests to unsubscribe (I never subscribed to begin
    with) have gone un-implemented. What can I do ?

    Thanks.

    Richard Meyer Guest

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    On Feb 15, 2005, at 6:19 PM, Richard Meyer wrote:
    > I've been inundated by hundreds of Cialis, Taladafil, etc spam
    > e-mails. More than one hundred requests to unsubscribe (I never
    > subscribed to begin with) have gone un-implemented. What can I do ?
    Use a spam filter. Don't try to unsubscribe to spam messages, just
    report them to postmaster the domain of the sender and/or the ISP
    hosting the server.

    --
    -Chuck

    Charles Swiger Guest

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    On 02/15/05 06:19 PM, Richard Meyer sat at the `puter and typed:
    > I've been inundated by hundreds of Cialis, Taladafil, etc spam e-mails.
    > More than one hundred requests to unsubscribe (I never subscribed to begin
    > with) have gone un-implemented. What can I do ?
    Apparently you posted something to a newsgroup or a list that's
    archived on the web. Even posting to this one will eventually get you
    in their lists. The spammers harvest email addresses in any number of
    ways, including crawling web sites and newsgroups.

    Don't bother unsubscribing. There have been a few informal
    experiments that indicate these aren't actually used to remove
    addresses from mailing lists, but to verify the validity of emails,
    and are usually proliferated even faster.

    What can you do? Install SpamAssassin
    (ports/mail/p5-Mail-SpamAssassin) and make sure it's well trained and
    properly configured. You might even do well to set up a honeypot
    address to keep your bayes database up to date.

    Other than that, abandon the email address. I'm shutting a whole
    domain down in another week or so to give it a few months to be purged
    out of those lists.

    And forget about the CAN-Spam laws. They're bull. They give you no
    rights, and some think the spam problem has actually gotten worse
    since it took effect.

    Good luck.

    Lou
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    Louis LeBlanc Guest

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    On 02/15/05 06:41 PM, Charles Swiger sat at the `puter and typed:
    > On Feb 15, 2005, at 6:19 PM, Richard Meyer wrote:
    > > I've been inundated by hundreds of Cialis, Taladafil, etc spam
    > > e-mails. More than one hundred requests to unsubscribe (I never
    > > subscribed to begin with) have gone un-implemented. What can I do ?
    >
    > Use a spam filter. Don't try to unsubscribe to spam messages, just
    > report them to postmaster the domain of the sender and/or the ISP
    > hosting the server.
    This is almost always a tricky proposition. Spammers never use an
    email address belonging to them. They usually use another address
    randomly chosen from their "subscription" list. So complaining to the
    apparent sender or their ISP is just causing more spam related
    resource waste - mostly yours in this case.

    You really need to check the headers in very careful detail to see
    where the message originated, and even then, you're likely to get some
    disagreement from the admin responsible. It may be that the actual
    source is a trojaned winbox or an open relay, and you won't always get
    much headway in either case. Check with your ISP to see if they
    handle abuse reports regarding spam originating outside their network.
    Usually they don't, but if they do, they'll track down the originator
    and fight the battle themselves.

    Lou
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    Fully Funded Hobbyist, KeySlapper Extrordinaire :)
    Please send off-list email to: leblanc at keyslapper d.t net
    Key fingerprint = C5E7 4762 F071 CE3B ED51 4FB8 AF85 A2FE 80C8 D9A2

    The key elements in human thinking are not numbers but labels of fuzzy sets.
    -- L. Zadeh

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    Louis LeBlanc Guest

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    - Richard Meyer :
    > I've been inundated by hundreds of Cialis, Taladafil, etc spam e-mails.
    > More than one hundred requests to unsubscribe (I never subscribed to begin
    > with) have gone un-implemented. What can I do ?
    Install mail/py-spambayes.

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