Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Internet spam #279922
05/10/08 01:25 AM
05/10/08 01:25 AM

P
pedro2 OP
Unregistered
pedro2 OP
P
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?

Re: Internet spam [Re: ] #279924
05/10/08 07:27 AM
05/10/08 07:27 AM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,740
Las Vegas, NV
deadserious Offline
.
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...
Re: Internet spam [Re: deadserious] #279929
05/10/08 08:43 AM
05/10/08 08:43 AM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,477
S
SimonB Offline

.
SimonB  Offline
S
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.)

Re: Internet spam [Re: SimonB] #279937
05/10/08 12:22 PM
05/10/08 12:22 PM

P
pedro2 OP
Unregistered
pedro2 OP
P
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.

Re: Internet spam [Re: ] #279940
05/10/08 02:21 PM
05/10/08 02:21 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,477
S
SimonB Offline

.
SimonB  Offline
S
Worth doing the online scan anyway, doesn't cost anything. Kaspersky just stopped 2 more viruses this morning coming in on downloaded music files.

Re: Internet spam [Re: SimonB] #279944
05/10/08 03:42 PM
05/10/08 03:42 PM
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 214
Maya Centre Village, Stann Cre...
MissLena Offline
.
MissLena  Offline
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner

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

Last edited by MissLena; 05/10/08 03:52 PM.
Re: Internet spam [Re: MissLena] #279952
05/10/08 07:24 PM
05/10/08 07:24 PM

P
pedro2 OP
Unregistered
pedro2 OP
P
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.

Re: Internet spam [Re: ] #279953
05/10/08 07:39 PM
05/10/08 07:39 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 8,868
S
SP Daily Offline
.
SP Daily  Offline
S
Ya gotta use IE??? Forget it! I'll stick with Avast.

Re: Internet spam [Re: SP Daily] #279976
05/11/08 12:08 AM
05/11/08 12:08 AM

P
pedro2 OP
Unregistered
pedro2 OP
P
That's only to set it up. Thereafter you can use any browser, or so is my belief having not actually done it.


Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
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!

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
ReefTV
Love FM
The Reporter
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
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

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
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.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil 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.
September
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
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!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 283 guests, and 4 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics67,555
Posts471,226
Members19,245
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007



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 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.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1