Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#279922 - 05/10/08 07:25 AM Internet spam
pedro2
I've had another attack today. Almost 200 messages all claiming to be automatic responses returning messages I sent that turned out to be undeliverable. I've examined some of them and they're all spurious - the whole lot was written by somebody. Just to be sure I did a complete system malware scan - nothing. And I trust my anti-malware software as one of the two the most effective I've ever come across. Last time this happened I did a complete scan with my resident software, then unloaded it and did another with AVG - nothing was found by either. Yet I had received several hundred messages in a few hours.

Why do people do this? What can they gain?

Top
#279924 - 05/10/08 01:27 PM Re: Internet spam [Re: ]
deadserious Offline
They send spam in your name because you are a real sender, even if you weren't the one that sent these messages. It would help if your mail provider set up an spf record, then many recipients would just ignore the messages automatically.
_________________________
Now back to your regularly scheduled drivel...

Top
#279929 - 05/10/08 02:43 PM Re: Internet spam [Re: deadserious]
SimonB Offline
You probably don't have a virus, if your e-mail adress has ever been posted anywhere on the internet it's open for abuse by spoofers. You can try an online scan using Kaspersky, I just did and found 2 viruses that where not found by my existing AV software. I ended up trashing my existing AV software and installing Kaspersky to get rid of the viruses (total of 36 hours of work.)

Top
#279937 - 05/10/08 06:22 PM Re: Internet spam [Re: SimonB]
pedro2
After two days and around 400 similar messages saying emails I'd sent were undeliverable it's all stopped. Just what happened last time.

If I ever lose confidence in Bullguard then I'll try Kaspersky. Interesting that it's from Russia, as that's where most of the spam comes from as well.

Top
#279940 - 05/10/08 08:21 PM Re: Internet spam [Re: ]
SimonB Offline
Worth doing the online scan anyway, doesn't cost anything. Kaspersky just stopped 2 more viruses this morning coming in on downloaded music files.

Top
#279944 - 05/10/08 09:42 PM Re: Internet spam [Re: SimonB]
MissLena Offline
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner

I could not activate the "Accept" button in Firefox; it worked in IE.


Edited by MissLena (05/10/08 09:52 PM)

Top
#279952 - 05/11/08 01:24 AM Re: Internet spam [Re: MissLena]
pedro2
They say on their website that it only works in IE6 and above, not any other browser.

I'll try it when I have the time to uninstall my Bullguard and reinstall it later. Maybe this weekend.

Top
#279953 - 05/11/08 01:39 AM Re: Internet spam [Re: ]
SP Daily Offline
Ya gotta use IE??? Forget it! I'll stick with Avast.

Top
#279976 - 05/11/08 06:08 AM Re: Internet spam [Re: SP Daily]
pedro2
That's only to set it up. Thereafter you can use any browser, or so is my belief having not actually done it.

Top

Links
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker
Chronicles

PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
December
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
3 registered (JaHo, joekerland, 1 invisible), 46 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,672 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,026 Topics
462,221 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM




AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.