• Email Spam

    From The Millionaire@VERT to Digital Man on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 15:29:37
    It was addressed to me as false false #527 and yet I received it. Someone knows my user number and logs on to Vertrauen and sends it there. When I pressed v for spam it said you have no spam??? I keep getting these politics emails called the hill sent to me for some reason. How do I stop the spamming then?

    $ The Millionaire $

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to The Millionaire on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 16:37:00
    Re: Email Spam
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tue Sep 03 2019 03:29 pm

    It was addressed to me as false false #527 and yet I received it. Someone knows my user number and logs on to Vertrauen and sends it there.

    No, it was received via SMTP to your email address here on Vertrauen.

    When I
    pressed v for spam it said you have no spam???

    OtherHeader X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.4.2 (2018-09-13) on cvs.
    synchro.net
    OtherHeader X-Spam-Level:
    OtherHeader X-Spam-Status: No, score=0.3 required=4.0 tests=DKIM_INVALID,DK
    IM_SIGNED,
    HTML_FONT_LOW_CONTRAST,HTML_MESSAGE,MIME_HTML_ONLY,NO_RELAYS
    autolearn=no autolearn_force=no version=3.4.2

    It's not recognized and tagged as SPAM.

    My guess is someone subscribed you to a mailing list.

    I keep getting these politics
    emails called the hill sent to me for some reason. How do I stop the spamming then?

    I blocked 'em.

    digital man

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 19:40:52
    Re: Email Spam
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Tue Sep 03 2019 04:37 pm

    emails called the hill sent to me for some reason. How do I stop the spamming then?

    I blocked 'em.

    digital man


    oh that gives me an idea for a feature. you know how you can prevent them from sending internet mail, how about feature and a tick mark for not receiving internet mail?

    unless there's already something LIKE that.
    been busy i'm working 60hrs a week and this week i go on 80 hrs
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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Digital Man on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 17:42:52
    Re: Email Spam
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Tue Sep 03 2019 04:37 pm

    Re: Email Spam
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tue Sep 03 2019 03:29 pm

    It was addressed to me as false false #527 and yet I received it. Someone knows my user number and logs on to Vertrauen and sends it there.

    No, it was received via SMTP to your email address here on Vertrauen.

    When I
    pressed v for spam it said you have no spam???

    OtherHeader X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.4.2 (2018-09-13) on cvs.
    synchro.net
    OtherHeader X-Spam-Level:
    OtherHeader X-Spam-Status: No, score=0.3 required=4.0 tests=DKIM_INVALID,DK
    IM_SIGNED,
    HTML_FONT_LOW_CONTRAST,HTML_MESSAGE,MIME_HTML_ONLY,NO_RELAYS
    autolearn=no autolearn_force=no version=3.4.2

    It's not recognized and tagged as SPAM.

    My guess is someone subscribed you to a mailing list.

    I keep getting these politics
    emails called the hill sent to me for some reason. How do I stop the spamming then?

    I blocked 'em.

    digital man

    Synchronet/BBS Terminology Definition #19:
    DOCSIS = Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification
    Norco, CA WX: 92.6F, 41.0% humidity, 14 mph ENE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs

    for now. they'll be back. why did they pick me in the first place? i dont even know these people.

    $ The Millionaire $

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to MRO on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 19:07:09
    Re: Email Spam
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Tue Sep 03 2019 07:40 pm

    Re: Email Spam
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Tue Sep 03 2019 04:37 pm

    emails called the hill sent to me for some reason. How do I stop the spamming then?

    I blocked 'em.

    oh that gives me an idea for a feature. you know how you can prevent them from sending internet mail, how about feature and a tick mark for not receiving internet mail?

    unless there's already something LIKE that.

    Yeah, the 'M' restriction already does that. Done. :-)

    digital man

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to The Millionaire on Tuesday, September 03, 2019 19:08:40
    Re: Email Spam
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tue Sep 03 2019 05:42 pm

    Re: Email Spam
    By: Digital Man to The Millionaire on Tue Sep 03 2019 04:37 pm

    Re: Email Spam
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tue Sep 03 2019 03:29 pm

    It was addressed to me as false false #527 and yet I received it. Someone knows my user number and logs on to Vertrauen and sends it there.

    No, it was received via SMTP to your email address here on Vertrauen.

    When I
    pressed v for spam it said you have no spam???

    OtherHeader X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.4.2 (2018-09-13) on cvs.
    synchro.net
    OtherHeader X-Spam-Level:
    OtherHeader X-Spam-Status: No, score=0.3 required=4.0 tests=DKIM_INVALID,DK
    IM_SIGNED,
    HTML_FONT_LOW_CONTRAST,HTML_MESSAGE,MIME_HTML_ONLY,NO_RELAYS
    autolearn=no autolearn_force=no version=3.4.2

    It's not recognized and tagged as SPAM.

    My guess is someone subscribed you to a mailing list.

    I keep getting these politics
    emails called the hill sent to me for some reason. How do I stop the spamming then?

    I blocked 'em.

    for now. they'll be back.

    I've set your account on Vertrauen on to be able to receive network mail, so you won't be receiving any more unwanted Internet email.

    why did they pick me in the first place? i dont
    even know these people.

    Who knows.

    digital man

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to The Millionaire on Wednesday, September 04, 2019 09:42:02
    Re: Email Spam
    By: The Millionaire to Digital Man on Tue Sep 03 2019 05:42 pm

    for now. they'll be back. why did they pick me in the first place? i dont even know these people.

    It happens sometimes. One time I created a new email address somewhere, and as an experiment, I didn't use it at all for anything, and after a while I started receiving spam emails at that address. People find email addresses and then start sending spam to them.

    Nightfox

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  • From mark lewis@VERT to Nightfox on Thursday, September 05, 2019 14:23:38
    On 2019 Sep 04 09:42:02, you wrote to The Millionaire:

    for now. they'll be back. why did they pick me in the first place? i
    dont even know these people.

    It happens sometimes. One time I created a new email address
    somewhere, and as an experiment, I didn't use it at all for anything,
    and after a while I started receiving spam emails at that address.

    if it was never used or published openly, it was likely found via a dictionary attack...

    People find email addresses and then start sending spam to them.

    sometimes they just make them up and hope something sticks to the wall... that's why the preview modes in email readers are so dangerous... they'll hide 1x1 pixel graphics in the message and the preview will make a request for the image unless loading remote images is specifically turned off...

    they'll link the graphic with a code that signifies the list that spam run came
    from... they simply look in their logs and see the request... then they can say, "ok, there's a hit from this list of 1000" so they'll make another list with some of those and keep doing this until they whittle the list down to viable email addresses...

    )\/(ark

    Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set
    them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.
    ... Overcooked sausage patties make handy coasters.
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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Digital Man on Thursday, September 05, 2019 18:01:38
    You might even be their next victim. Who knows?

    $ The Millionaire $

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