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Rant : The Virgin net anti-spam filter



 
 
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Old January 4th 05, 10:36 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Zardoz
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Default Rant : The Virgin net anti-spam filter

I signed up for broadband with virgin just before christmas (not yet
connected) and today logged in to my email account for the first time
to find a staggering (30 ish) amount of junk mail - proper, no
nonsense loans and penis extensions and online degrees type stuff.

And I havn't given _anyone_ my email address.

That's **** service that is. Don't suppose I'll bother giving anyone
my that address either...


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Old January 4th 05, 11:50 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Colin Wilson
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Default Rant : The Virgin net anti-spam filter

I signed up for broadband with virgin just before christmas (not yet
connected) and today logged in to my email account for the first time
to find a staggering (30 ish) amount of junk mail


Congrats, I get ~250 per *day* (down from ~580 per day)

Get mailwasher and set some filters up. I`ve got some half decent ones to
start you off here, along with some of the old free mailwasher betas :

http://www.coreutilities.co.uk

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Old January 4th 05, 11:52 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Ian Stirling
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Default Rant : The Virgin net anti-spam filter

Zardoz wrote:
I signed up for broadband with virgin just before christmas (not yet
connected) and today logged in to my email account for the first time
to find a staggering (30 ish) amount of junk mail - proper, no
nonsense loans and penis extensions and online degrees type stuff.

And I havn't given _anyone_ my email address.

That's **** service that is. Don't suppose I'll bother giving anyone
my that address either...


What is the address?
I get lots of email to random

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Old January 4th 05, 12:11 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Cullen Skink
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Default Rant : The Virgin net anti-spam filter

"Zardoz" wrote in message
...
I signed up for broadband with virgin just before christmas (not yet
connected) and today logged in to my email account for the first time
to find a staggering (30 ish) amount of junk mail - proper, no
nonsense loans and penis extensions and online degrees type stuff.

And I havn't given _anyone_ my email address.

That's **** service that is. Don't suppose I'll bother giving anyone
my that address either...


You don't need to give anyone your address to get spam. Spammers use
software that generates thousands of names in front of the domain part of
the address and email them all.


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Old January 4th 05, 12:17 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
chancellor of the duchy of besses o' th' barn
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Default Rant : The Virgin net anti-spam filter

Ian Stirling wrote:

Zardoz wrote:
I signed up for broadband with virgin just before christmas (not yet
connected) and today logged in to my email account for the first time
to find a staggering (30 ish) amount of junk mail - proper, no
nonsense loans and penis extensions and online degrees type stuff.

And I havn't given _anyone_ my email address.

That's **** service that is. Don't suppose I'll bother giving anyone
my that address either...


What is the address?
I get lots of email to random


That happens to my domain too. I think it's a common ploy with spambots.
IMO, it is worth getting a good mail service to filter at source. I
simply never get junk mail in my inbox any more. As I forward all my
legit email to an orange account that sends me a text message, that's an
important issue for me! Even in my junk mail folder, only about 1
message a day is left there, as any obvious spam is automatically
deleted without my even knowing it arrived.

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Old January 4th 05, 01:22 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Phil Thompson
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Default Rant : The Virgin net anti-spam filter

On Tue, 04 Jan 2005 10:36:24 +0000, Zardoz wrote:

to find a staggering (30 ish) amount of junk mail


about an hour's worth.

Do Virgin claim to have anti-spam filters ?

Phil
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Old January 4th 05, 07:19 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Spin Dryer
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Default Rant : The Virgin net anti-spam filter

On Tue, 04 Jan 2005 10:36:24 +0000, [Zardoz] said :-

I signed up for broadband with virgin just before christmas (not yet
connected) and today logged in to my email account for the first time
to find a staggering (30 ish) amount of junk mail - proper, no
nonsense loans and penis extensions and online degrees type stuff.

And I havn't given _anyone_ my email address.


That's irrelevant, spammers already have your address - but there
would have been poor unfortunate 'people' that have had the bounce
message to the previously non-existent mailbox.

Alternatively, someone pre-owned that mailbox and cancelled it, and by
chance, you have set it up again.


That's **** service that is.


Explain that sentence.

Don't suppose I'll bother giving anyone
my that address either...



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Old January 4th 05, 08:15 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Ian Stirling
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Default Rant : The Virgin net anti-spam filter

Colin Wilson wrote:
I signed up for broadband with virgin just before christmas (not yet
connected) and today logged in to my email account for the first time
to find a staggering (30 ish) amount of junk mail


Congrats, I get ~250 per *day* (down from ~580 per day)


One day I got a quarter of a million.
(10% of demons incoming email)
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Old January 4th 05, 09:34 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Colin Wilson
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Default Rant : The Virgin net anti-spam filter

Congrats, I get ~250 per *day* (down from ~580 per day)
One day I got a quarter of a million.
(10% of demons incoming email)


Nice !

I was once joe-jobbed and got a new one every 6-12 seconds for about 2
weeks, but that probably out-does mine :-}

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Old January 4th 05, 10:12 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Dave
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Default Rant : The Virgin net anti-spam filter


"Ian Stirling" wrote in message
...
Colin Wilson wrote:
I signed up for broadband with virgin just before christmas (not yet
connected) and today logged in to my email account for the first time
to find a staggering (30 ish) amount of junk mail


Congrats, I get ~250 per *day* (down from ~580 per day)


One day I got a quarter of a million.
(10% of demons incoming email)


How long did that take to download ;-)

Dave


 




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