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    www.colohosts.com SPAMMERS

    Hi,

    Have received about half a dozen spam mails from this company in the last few weeks - anyone know anything about them ?

    Reported to spamcop etc.

    Cheers, Lee

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    colohosts :: why you should avoid them

    i do not know about colohosts as a webhost as i am not a customer. they look to be a small-potatoes reseller.

    but from the fact that they have sent me spam (unsolicited email) twice in as many days, it's clear they really want my business.

    this is not the way to do business, and i know most people posting on here agree that sending out unsolicited email to get customers is dirty pool, and will usually earn you the ire of any serious recipient.

    so avoid colohosts at all cost--don't reward spammers.

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    I just got spammed by them too, not even whatsoever targettted spam:

    Hi,
    To run a successful website you will be needing a
    reliable web hosting provider to host your domain name and web pages.
    We are here to offer you a GREAT deal 15 day money back guarantee
    web hosting package that will surely satisify you.

    http://www.colohosts.com is proud to offer you,


    PACKAGE1 Only $9.99 ! No Setup fee!

    -> 1 GIGABYTE of disk space (UNBEATABLE DEAL!)
    Thats right.. You get 1 gig of disk space to put
    all your web pages, zip files, pictures, anything you like.

    -> 5 GIGABYTE of bandwidth
    This is enough bandwidth for over 50,000 visitors with room to grow!

    -> 5 Mail accounts
    You can either forward your email to your hotmail account or setup pop3s on our server.

    -> CGI Access
    You can run perl scripts, cgi program with this.

    -> 24/7 FTP/ Telnet Access
    Manage your site easily with FTP or telnet or even our
    online filemanager.

    -> Unconditional 15 day MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
    Don't like our service? No problem! we will refund you with no questions asked.
    We are sure you will love our service.


    You can signup by going to this link:
    http://www.colohosts.com

    Good luck!
    James Arnold


    Take off from list here:
    http://www.colohosts.com/cgi-bin/removeemail.cgi

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    I swear we need a spammer/scammer reporting forum

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    I've received at least two (one today) spam emails from this company also. Appearantly they're garnering names off of WHT since there seems to be so many of us getting spam from them off of this forum.

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  7. #7
    Originally posted by porcupine
    I got spammed on my personal email address, they didn't get it from this forum to say the least

    Where did they get it from?

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    Originally posted by MilkMan



    Where did they get it from?
    Seriously? I haven't the slightest clue! i've used it in a few places.... but i dont get spammed very often, i would suspect someone has a @cogeco.ca mail list, i can type it into google and not get a single match, so im assuming they've got one of those "25 million emails!" lists, regardless, i reported it to their data center, and the data centers upstream, not much else i can seem to do .

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    I had been getting spam from them but I sent them a nasty email and also emailed their provider, so far so good, they've been leaving me alone.

  10. #10
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    Just got their SPAM message... SHAME ON YOU.
    CDHost - Managed Business Hosting
    http://www.cdhost.com - [email protected]
    Proud Host of PhotoshopForums.com!

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    I've got spamed by them too...

    What a good way to loose business colohost...
    Just fooling around...

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    I got their message too, but to my personal/professional email address, not the one I used here. Ironically, I just registerd a domain name within the past 4 days at that email address .... so needless to say .... it's the registry that i went through that gave out my email (though I unclicked the box asking "do you want 3rd party retailers contacting you").

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    I got it too today .

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    Apache/1.3.26 Server at www.colohosts.com Port 80

    They are gone..................!

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    But you can still sign-up lol
    Just fooling around...

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    Originally posted by ForumsAddict
    They are gone..................!
    Darn...and we finally received ours today.

    Gary

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    I got one yesterday and I got another one today. I ****ing hate spam.

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    yep we got several of them , also just got spamed to death by wizsystems.com also
    phantasyworkshosting.com

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    Spam I can handle. It's when someone tries to send me a virus with it that really pees me off, whether as an attachment or a link.exe

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