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These People Need to Die.

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I normally don't care about spammers, I have my Hotmail Junkmail filter set to Exclusive. But these fuckwads are putting my address in the From: field. They've done it before, but now I'm pissed.

[Update - 1720h]

I've reported them to Sprint through spamcop.net earlier today. sprint.net is the service they're using to do this.


( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 20th, 2002 09:19 am (UTC)
Yeah spammers are getting pretty smart nowadays. My filter is also set to Exclusive, but once in a while, some crap will still slip through the cracks. (ugh I just got a nasty picture in my head). I've even seen one piece disguise itself as a Hotmail member service announcement! You know, they give out stats saying "each day, x number of email messages get sent." Too bad a vast majority of it is SPAM! :)

...these fuckwads...

Oh oh... I've never seen that term before - it must mean that you're REALLY pissed.
Jun. 20th, 2002 09:46 am (UTC)
I've even seen one piece disguise itself as a Hotmail member service announcement!

I want so badly to block the Hotmail member service announcements. They never have important information anyway!
Jun. 20th, 2002 09:26 am (UTC)

The same thing happened to me this morning!

I have my hotmail filter set to exclusive, and this morning, I got one in my inbox. Boy was I pissed. :P
Jun. 20th, 2002 09:45 am (UTC)
I'll bet it was the same stupid people. Go to your Options and then your Mail Display Options, at the bottom, choose Advanced and save that.

Then go back to your Inbox and look at the spam message. Look for "advloan.advloans.com" in the e-mail header.

Set the Mail Display back to Basic when you're done =)
Jun. 20th, 2002 10:13 am (UTC)
I just noticed that they sent to buttaflii@livejournal.com

That pisses me off even more. WTF??
Jun. 20th, 2002 01:09 pm (UTC)
Do you have "Mangle your displayed email address" set in your LJ Personal Info?
Jun. 20th, 2002 01:13 pm (UTC)
I'm positive I do, but I'll double check.
Jun. 20th, 2002 10:00 am (UTC)
Can't you specifically not allow yourself?
Jun. 20th, 2002 10:11 am (UTC)
I send myself things all the time. Reminders, temporary save buffers, stuff to transfer back and forth between home and work, etc.
Jun. 20th, 2002 01:15 pm (UTC)

The spam got real bad on yahoo!. So bad, in fact, that when Yahoo! decided ot start charging, I went elsewhere. I have three or four email addresses now. Yahoo is my public one, and it still pisses me off that I've got to troll through the 100+ spam messages a day.

Now, I generally filter everything into separate mailboxes and delete anything left over in my inbox after a cursory glance to see if anyone I know sent something.

Not the most efficient way to do it, but I've got emails set up for job-hunting, personal projects and an anonymous one.... I know the spam will be waiting for me in my Yahoo! box. I'm in no hurry to go back.

Jun. 20th, 2002 01:40 pm (UTC)
The spam got real bad on yahoo!

The slimeshits at Yahoo added a new sponsorship/advertisement thing and by default, set everyone's profile to receive=yes.

Check your profile under "Account Info" -> "Edit your marketing preferences." I bet they're all set to "Yes".
Jun. 20th, 2002 06:18 pm (UTC)

Did that as soon as I noticed--a few months back. I'm not sure it really changes much, since I also doubt that Yahoo! is hosting the mailing lists. I think they're just selling them off.

Every now and again, I go and create a ticker--aemail address I use for teh sole purpose of tracking who sells their mailing lists. Mailcity.Com did it--it's why my cat started getting pre-approved American Express applications... Hotmail did it in 1997. That's why I left them...

But I've used the Yahoo! acct for over five years now. It's far too public and everyone's got it on their list. I think there's some value in having a public address and a number of private ones..
Jun. 20th, 2002 06:06 pm (UTC)
Wow, you're all worked up! This is the reason I never bothered with Yahoo! or Hotmail.
Jun. 20th, 2002 08:08 pm (UTC)
I was angry for all of 2 seconds. And if I never hear back from Sprint, that's fine. I'm mostly very happy with Hotmail's exclusive filter.
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