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    Angry i hate spam

    dunno about u guys, but i'm really sick of receiving spam mail/fax/email/telemarketing/sms etc. every day.

    there should be laws to prevent this nuisance.

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    That's why they send from free email addresses and never from their own company address.

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    yes! very annoying! i get a lot of sms ask to reply to get latest soccer betting tips and all that crap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    That's why they send from free email addresses and never from their own company address.
    yes, but i also receive lots of spam faxes from their own company fax nos. it would be great if i could report them all to the police for nuisance and harrassment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    That's why they send from free email addresses and never from their own company address.
    I manage my company's email system handling about 100 users, and the rejected spam count for the last 7 days about 303000 copies !
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    Quote Originally Posted by ST_sg
    I manage my company's email system handling about 100 users, and the rejected spam count for the last 7 days about 303000 copies !

    Wow, that is high, our is 3,000+ spams for a 70+ users environment for last month. BTW, we filter keyword "Viagra" only. If we include other keywords like "sex, enlarge etc...", I guess the spam list would be thicker that a telephone directory.
    Last edited by billpepsi; 12th September 2005 at 02:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST_sg
    I manage my company's email system handling about 100 users, and the rejected spam count for the last 7 days about 303000 copies !
    Goodness!

    I hate those SMS and unsolicited calls on my handphone. I usually give them a hard time, albeit at my cost.

    Cheers,

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    The law cannot even stop ppl from putting the useless namecards into the letterbox, how could they stop spam?

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    Use a good spam filter.. I use MailWasher...

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    Quote Originally Posted by willyfoo
    Use a good spam filter.. I use MailWasher...
    It's better to have the filtering done at your mail server / ISP. Otherwise, the spam just waste your bandwidth/ connection time. Pity to those who still using dial-up, like some of my friends,... dial-up just to clear junk mails, otherwise, mailbox full...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffhiew
    Wow, that is high, our is 3,000+ spams for a 70+ users environment for last month. BTW, we filter keyword "Viagra" only. If we include other keywords like "sex, enlarge etc...", I guess the spam list would be thicker that a telephone directory.

    I'm having hard time setting filters for,

    V iagra
    Vi agra
    Via gra
    Viag ra
    V1agr a
    V 1agra
    V1 agra
    V1a gra
    V1ag ra
    V1agr a
    V lagra
    Vl agra
    Vla gra
    Vlag ra
    Vlagr a
    V iagra
    V| agra
    V|a gra
    V|ag ra
    V|agr a
    \/ iagra
    \/i agra
    \/ia gra
    \/iag ra
    \/iagr a

    ... and many more combinations... with symbols, with 2 'g', etc etc...

    Hitchhikkers
    cu*t
    sl*t
    a**
    ...
    ....



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    I hate it when they put advertising flyers at my door...
    it always happen & i'll call up the company & ask for the marketing manager!

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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    I'm having hard time setting filters for,

    V iagra
    Vi agra
    Via gra
    Viag ra
    V1agr a
    V 1agra
    V1 agra
    V1a gra
    V1ag ra
    V1agr a
    V lagra
    Vl agra
    Vla gra
    Vlag ra
    Vlagr a
    V iagra
    V| agra
    V|a gra
    V|ag ra
    V|agr a
    \/ iagra
    \/i agra
    \/ia gra
    \/iag ra
    \/iagr a

    ... and many more combinations... with symbols, with 2 'g', etc etc...

    Hitchhikkers
    cu*t
    sl*t
    a**
    ...
    ....


    Keywords are not really good choice to anti-spam nowadays.

    I use a feature called Heuristics message scoring.. which particularly identify certain patent of the mail content and give marks/score, 1 to 15. as 1 very aggresive 15 fairly loose. I set it to 6.5 and this method pretty effective coupled with whitelist to ensure all legitimate mails from my counterparts and customers won't filtered off.
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    These spam ppl must think that there are really stupid ppl out there who would buy viagra from unknown online stores...

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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    I'm having hard time setting filters for,

    V iagra
    Vi agra
    Via gra
    Viag ra
    V1agr a
    V 1agra


    ... and many more combinations... with symbols, with 2 'g', etc etc...

    Hitchhikkers
    cu*t
    sl*t
    a**
    ...
    ....



    Yup, I've given up on that too, just too many combinations. Understand that some companies subscribed to 3rd party anti-spam vendor, and let these guys sweat over it.
    Last edited by billpepsi; 12th September 2005 at 03:34 PM.

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    And I forgot to add. I hate the flyers they put on the car windscreen in the carparks. Makes a mess everything when the cars drive off.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by willyfoo
    Use a good spam filter.. I use MailWasher...
    As do I - a very good spam defense.

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    I hate spams, flyers that they put on your windscreen, in your letter box, at your door. In fact I hate any form of unsolicited publications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    These spam ppl must think that there are really stupid ppl out there who would buy viagra from unknown online stores...
    Astin, to your surprise, there are ppl tht stupid. Actually, if the adverts are on things that interest you, they will become information, not spam, right?

    After fighting spam for years, found that yahoo filters spam the best.
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    Start suing the spammers today, you might win a Porsche.

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