A question about SPAM.
It's a new trick and I'm wondering how they do it. (more inside.) [more inside]
posted by Jonasio
on Apr 30, 2004 -
Someone (or something) has been leaving comments on my site. Can someone help me determine whether it's a spambot? [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by timeistight
on Apr 29, 2004 -
Why are some spam messages predated, often by days and occasionally by years (I just deleted two that were supposedly from the year 2000)? I'm sure there's some technical means to send them that way, but what do they get out of it? How likely am I to see a penis enlargement offer that's hidden on page 66 of my inbox?
posted by languagehat
on Apr 25, 2004 -
God damn the spam. What spam filter would you recommend?
posted by Termite
on Apr 13, 2004 -
A client wants to send bulk email. What's the best software? Is there a way to get address lists of people who might be interested in the product (shrink film), or do you just buy lists wholesale somewhere? Will I be lost to the Dark Side and land in the spammer's circle of hell if I set this up for them?
posted by muckster
on Apr 7, 2004 -
I remember reading somewhere about a law firm that will pay $25 for each instance in which it successfully sues a company sending out spam faxes. I recall that they needed a minimum of 10 spam faxes and it was completely free of charge. Does this ring any bells?
posted by sharksandwich
on Mar 30, 2004 -
Among the usual deluge of spam to my hotmail account, received a rather graphic solicitation for what appears to be actual kiddie pr0n. I'd like to report this but I'm not sure to whom and how, and I'm reluctant to google on the topic or forward indiscriminately. FBI? (slightly uncomfortable using their online submission form) or someone more local?
posted by jalexei
on Mar 21, 2004 -
Where the hell did spammers get my email address and what can I do to stop it? (more) [more inside]
posted by item
on Mar 3, 2004 -
Over the last few weeks my journal has been bombarded with spam posts about the Passion of Christ, as have the journals of many of my friends. Does anyone know if this is just some random nutjob, or if it's a co-ordinated 'promotion' of the film by some group? [No More Inside]
posted by twine42
on Feb 25, 2004 -
I'm getting a lot of weird URLs in my site's referrer logs that look like this: wysiwyg://5/http://www.mydomain.com/somepage.php
. Anybody know what the heck's going on? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by web-goddess
on Feb 4, 2004 -
ok, so I've had it up to here with nefarious spammers and other lowlifes spoofing my email addresses, causing my inbox to be filled with bounces and besmirching my and my company's good name. since we're all relatively smart and tech savvy, what exactly has to happen in order to get an authenticating email system to replace what's currently out there? is it an impossible dream?
posted by crunchland
on Jan 28, 2004 -
Has anyone heard of/used word of mouth exchange
I've been getting these emails of late saying someone is looking for info on me. I'm assuming it's just spam. Anyone had any experience with this?
posted by damnitkage
on Jan 28, 2004 -
Anyone care to drop some knowledge about stopping spammers from spoofing your address? [more] [more inside]
posted by Hackworth
on Jan 17, 2004 -
Is anyone keeping an updated list of "referral spam"
-vertized websites? My referrer logs are being overrun - it's hard to keep up with all the new spammer sites that seem to pop up.
posted by jca
on Dec 11, 2003 -
When administering websites and email accounts for the average Jose (hinternet tourists
, the lot of them), what's a good FAQ to cc: to them for information on spam and scams?
posted by brownpau
on Dec 8, 2003 -