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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 3rd January 2008, 09:24 Thread Starter
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A few hundred PMs were sent by a robot under the username "Jeanette" - apologies for this, the account and IP are now banned so no need to let me know.

Seems like a regular activity for someone.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 3rd January 2008, 15:05
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was going to sign up to her newsletter as well
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Well done Pottsy. All spammers should be shot once found. What a bl88dy nuisance they are. I get 100s every day for Viagra, heath pills, gambling sites, etc.
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Wow, that's a relief I thought I'd joined some weird sect by mistake
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Try explaining it to the wife who thinks Iím some kind of deviant drug pusher!! LoL

I even get spam from myself! Now how the hell does that work These spammers are parasites.
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I even get spam from myself! Now how the hell does that work
Well, SMTP, the protocol used for sending email, is actually very simple. It doesn't check if the sender of the email is valid or not. You can just come up with just about anything you like and it will work, for example:

Code:
[email protected]:~$ telnet localhost 25
Trying 127.0.0.1...
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 wander-laptop.nl ESMTP Exim 4.67 Fri, 04 Jan 2008 13:27:32 +0100
helo dude
250 wander-laptop.nl Hello dude [127.0.0.1]
mail from:[email protected]
250 OK
rcpt to:[email protected]
250 Accepted
data
354 Enter message, ending with "." on a line by itself
Hi, This is pottsy from civinfo.com
It has come to my attention that you've been a naughty boy!
(and so on)
see you
.
250 OK id=1JAleY-0002ma-3T
quit
221 wander-laptop.nl closing connection
Connection closed by foreign host.
[email protected]:~$
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Well, SMTP, the protocol used for sending email, is actually very simple. It doesn't check if the sender of the email is valid or not. You can just come up with just about anything you like and it will work, for example:

Code:
[email protected]:~$ telnet localhost 25
Trying 127.0.0.1...
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
220 wander-laptop.nl ESMTP Exim 4.67 Fri, 04 Jan 2008 13:27:32 +0100
helo dude
250 wander-laptop.nl Hello dude [127.0.0.1]
mail from:[email protected]
250 OK
rcpt to:[email protected]
250 Accepted
data
354 Enter message, ending with "." on a line by itself
Hi, This is pottsy from civinfo.com
It has come to my attention that you've been a naughty boy!
(and so on)
see you
.
250 OK id=1JAleY-0002ma-3T
quit
221 wander-laptop.nl closing connection
Connection closed by foreign host.
[email protected]:~$
What the!!!
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Welcome to confused .com!

This would explain why I often get spam which is not addressed to my actual email address but to one which is very similar. I donít bother to read them now and have them forwarded to a spam folder. If I donít recognise any of the senders they automatically get deleted.

Its still a real nuisance as my system slows down to a crawl while they are downloaded but then thatís what these toe rags want isnít it. Shame they couldnít put that intelligence to better use like saving childrenís lives. Very sad!
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