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  1. #1
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    What can we do about this spam?

    I get spammed by SeekerCenter.net at least once a week. The good folks send a snazzy spam email with a pic of my site etc. See attached screenshot.

    My question is - what actions can we as a community do to reward them for their constant spamming?
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    Oops. Screenshot is attached here -
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails seekercenter_spam.gif  
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  3. #3
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    Well, between us, I'm sure we've got enough bandwidth for a DoS attack that would knock them off the face of the planet...

    ...but that would be illegal

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    we could, however, decide to offer them our services maybe simultaneously?
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    I just block the IP address sending the mail, Used to get the same thing.

    ::Edit:: added items below

    inetnum: 202.95.4.0 - 202.95.31.255
    netname: EASTNET-CN
    descr: Eastnet China Ltd.
    descr: Suite 508, Tower 1, Bright China Chang An Bldg.
    descr: 7# Jiannei Ave.,Beijing
    country: CN
    admin-c: XQ24-AP
    tech-c: WZ89-AP
    mnt-by: APNIC-HM
    mnt-lower: MAINT-EASTNET-AP
    changed: [email protected] 20010405
    changed: [email protected] 20010417
    status: ALLOCATED PORTABLE
    source: APNIC

    person: Xiao Qi
    address: Suite 508, Tower 1 Bright China Chang an Bldy ,7 Jiannei Ave Beijing,China
    country: CN
    phone: +86-10-65101855
    fax-no: +86-10-65180239
    e-mail: [email protected]
    nic-hdl: XQ24-AP
    mnt-by: MAINT-EASTNET-AP
    changed: [email protected] 20010409
    source: APNIC

    person: Wenjie Zhang
    address: Suite 508, Tower 1 Bright China Chang an Bldy ,7 Jiannei Ave
    address: Beijing,China
    country: CN
    phone: +86-10-65101855
    fax-no: +86-10-65180239
    e-mail: [email protected]
    nic-hdl: WZ89-AP
    mnt-by: MAINT-EASTNET-AP
    changed: [email protected] 20010409
    source: APNIC
    Last edited by Newbie; 10-15-2002 at 02:44 AM.
    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwww it's broke

  6. #6
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    aw golly !

    I thought it was only me !

  7. #7
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    Well they did spend some time sending the email


    *off topic*
    how do you attach a file like with quick reply?

    edit: just go to post reply
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  8. #8
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    blocking it is taking the easy way out...i've been looking for a phone number so i can complain and have them compensate me for my lost time reading their spam

  9. #9
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    Why not just add them to the good old email filters Bob?

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    Create one for them, editing what they say to fit their site, see if they purchase it
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  11. #11
    Yer, i got that one too. But I am so immune to spam now it just can't give a toss anymore.
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    Create one for them, editing what they say to fit their site, see if they purchase it
    way to go

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    I get the EXACT same message from a site called trafficmagnet.com. I "opted out" from a link at the bottom and hope that will be the end of it.... time will tell.
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  14. #14
    I don't know if it's just my paranoia, but whenever I see a link that says "Click here to be removed from our list", I see a link that should say "Click here to verify that we're sending crap to a valid email address, and once we get your response we'll send you a whole lot more crap!". Man, I hate spam!!!!!
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  15. #15
    Originally posted by jstonehouse
    I get the EXACT same message from a site called trafficmagnet.com. I "opted out" from a link at the bottom and hope that will be the end of it.... time will tell.
    I got that same email today .

  16. #16
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    the good old email filter hardy works since spammers use multiple email address to send them

    i have had to make my Hotmail account Exclusive for this reason only and use it for MSN only now
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    No way. I get those emails all the time too, except when it shows a screenshot of my site, it is a 404 cuz the domain name no longer exists that they are spamming me about.

  18. #18
    Originally posted by jstonehouse
    I get the EXACT same message from a site called trafficmagnet.com. I "opted out" from a link at the bottom and hope that will be the end of it.... time will tell.
    Me too. I'm smart enough though to absolutely never post my public e-mail address and do everything through a mailform. And the mailform also tells me the IP address (resolved to a hostname, too) of the person who sent it.
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    Originally posted by jstonehouse
    I get the EXACT same message from a site called trafficmagnet.com. I "opted out" from a link at the bottom and hope that will be the end of it.... time will tell.
    Oh dont get me started, I got an email from them twice in one freaking day.
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    I guess I'm lucky not to be one of the spammed victims=]
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  21. #21
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    I got the same message or similar message about my web site too. Then again, it wasn't unusual for me, as I recieve wierd Asian email everyday.
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    I've had very good luck so far by filtering mail from the sites below. All of the urls below have been responsible for sending out multiple instances of spam to our users. For the most part, they are bigtime spam clearing houses. A couple of them are valid email alias outfits that I've never gotten anything constructive from.

    $header_from: contains "2mbb.com"
    $header_from: contains "bestoffersonthenet.com"
    $header_from: contains "c0olmail.com"
    $header_from: contains "dps.idola.net.id"
    $header_from: contains "email-publisher.com"
    $header_from: contains "email.cz"
    $header_from: contains "emza.net"
    $header_from: contains "extra.hu"
    $header_from: contains "intranewsrelease.com"
    $header_from: contains "link2buy.com"
    $header_from: contains "m0.net"
    $header_from: contains "networkzstarzmail.com"
    $header_from: contains "offerbymail.com"
    $header_from: contains "specialmailoffers.com"
    $header_from: contains "thesuperspecialsales.com"
    $header_from: contains "virtual0.net"
    $header_from: contains "vmadmin.com"
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