Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    ABW Ambassador Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    1,350
    In a month or 2 I will be offline for aprox 2 weeks. Since I get over 100 spam emails a day I guess maybe my box will overflow. Mail from potential customers will be lost.

    When I get back I will spend who only knows how long getting rid of the junk. So what can I do?

    Currently I am looking through all the junk. Some is from affiliates and merchants will be notified. How stupid of affiliates to try and sell to affiliates anyways. I will harass Pfzier about the Viagra email even though they don't send it, they can stop it.

    Much of it I can not trace. So any suggestions on how to cut down on the flood?

  2. #2
    ABW Ambassador
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    2,402
    Jane,
    See if there is anything in particular that you can filter out using your mail program....depending on the Control Panel your host is using, you may even be able to block it at that level. Filter out things like 'Viagra' and any 'adult slang' that is a regular occurance.

    Personally, I use Spam Assassin and it does a great job of cutting down the spam...it is also configurable so you can make adjustments as necessary.

    TH Media-Web Solutions For The Small Business
    Check Out The TH Media Affiliate Program

  3. #3
    ABW Ambassador
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    Reno, NV
    Posts
    856
    Gee, if you get that many spam emails a day, why don't you consider setting up a new email address. It will be a pain to implement, but should cut down on the SPAM a ton. And to prevent your new email from being harvested, use one of the javascript email scripts that hide your email from most, but not all, email harvesters. One such script is at:

    http://www.hiveware.com/enkoder_form.php

    By using this program and not giving out my real email address (I use online email addresses like Yahoo to fill in registrations and such), I hardly get any spam at all.

    Jim

  4. #4
    ABW Ambassador Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    1,350
    My web design biz email matches my domain and has been up since 1997. Everyone has my address and I should not have to change it. They need to really start cracking down on the spammers.
    I was going to put up an autoresponder while I am away, but so many spams come from fake email addresses. My autoresponder will reply and it will bounce back, more garbage!

  5. #5
    2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner  ecomcity's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    St Clair Shores MI.
    Posts
    17,328
    Jane your only hope is to open a e-mail account with SpamCop.net and redirect all your domain e-mails to thta account. I get 400 e-mails per day and 90% is pure spamm. My ePostage proposal where no e-mail gets delivered without a eStamp is the only real solution. Screw FREE e-mail as the majority of it is now worthless spamm. Your ISP gives you 500 metered e-mails a month as part of your ISP fee. You pay 1/2 cent for each additional e-mail added to your bill.

    You want to do e-mail marketing or send out bulk e-mails & newsletters then you buy EPostage at a bulk rate. Regardless this is the only way a spammer can't defeat the system. NO legit eStamp ...no POP3 delivery. The naysayers can go jump in the lake and all people in the online world will think twice about putting something of real value into their e-mails when they aren't free.

    Mike & Charlie ...

    If they won't adopt and feed a bird ..flip them one! BBQ some Gator and remember to flush WhenU..

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    65
    Mike & Charlie -

    Here's a couple of spam stopping products that's pretty close to what you're talking about!

    http://www.vanquish.com/
    http://www.ironport.com/


    Paul Diemer, President
    Bit Wise Publishing, LLC
    http://www.bitwisepublishing.com

    [This message was edited by Paul Diemer on July 25, 2003 at 12:04 PM.]

  7. #7
    ABW Adviser Panel Dynamoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    Opposite the Slough of Despond
    Posts
    5,465
    I use SpamCop to filter my incoming mail.. mostly it's pretty good.

    However, I have an alternate tack too. Today I sent TrafficMagnet an invoice of $5,000 for a consultancy fee. I put the contact email address ONLY on a page that clearly stated that emails of that kind would be subject to a fee.. I doubt if I'll get anything, but it's always worth a try!

    ________
    All your commission are belong to us.
    Check out the latest Homeland Security press releases.

  8. #8
    Chick with Brains Tracy's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    Polk County, Florida
    Posts
    1,878
    Just out of curiosity, is it even worth bothering clicking on the link to be REMOVED from the mailing list. Do they actually remove you, or do they just send you more Spam?

    ---
    Judge your success by the degree that you're enjoying peace, health, and love.

  9. #9
    ABW Ambassador
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    Palm Springs, CA
    Posts
    866
    I like Mailwasher because then I have control over blacklisting the emails so any "real" emails won't inadvertantly get tagged as spam. It's cool too because it bounces the emails from your server so that the spammers think your address is bad. Best of all it's free.

    Kip

  10. #10
    Resident Genius and Staunch Capitalist Leader's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    12,817
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tracy:
    Just out of curiosity, is it even worth bothering clicking on the link to be REMOVED from the mailing list. Do they actually remove you, or do they just send you more Spam?

    ---
    _Judge your success by the degree that you're enjoying peace, health, and love._<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


    The Unsubscribe link is okay at legit (nonspammy) companies, but those that spam will be glad to sell your addy as a confirmed working email address. (If you can unsubscribe, that means the mail got through...) They also usually keep on sending their own spam, too, so then you get a double helping!

    ~Revenue is King

  11. #11
    ABW Ambassador webmarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    1,713
    I also forward my almost 9 year old ISP address mail to Spamcop before downloading. Since they added Spam Assasin, they get almost all of it out before it lands. I have very few mistakes, and I go through my held mail once every day or two to make sure I didn't miss something that accidentally got tagged.

    All my domains have Spam Assasin on them. Helps, though one address I can't delete the emails since I get too many legit emails tagged at that one.

    I also report any spam that gets through the filters at spamcop.net. I'm very happy with my account there.

    - - - - -
    42. Yup, the answer to life, the universe, and everything.

  12. Newsletter Signup

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. To stop spam
    By 2busy in forum Spam
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: July 30th, 2007, 03:19 PM
  2. Can't stop Pepperjam spam?
    By markwelch in forum Midnight Cafe'
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: July 19th, 2007, 06:08 PM
  3. Stop Pop Ups or Stop Spam software
    By JP Sauve in forum Programming / Datafeeds / Tools
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: June 2nd, 2003, 09:52 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •