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I get 10 emails/day with I inherited misslions just  fill out all this info...  kept thinking one day I will reply...  actually I have a server the will send them endless emails all day from endless unplocable address...   then I thought, I bet sonmebody out there has

aready made up a good reply...   like how much u have for investment.. ah    3.5 inches......   feelin me?  lol   love u all..

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1 minute ago, timendres said:

thanks but I fail to see how to benefit from this.. if u send back to the spammer it will have no impact

 

what we need is the forms filled out.. looking real....

 

waste their time...

 

one retired lady in one of my old trading groups go fed up with nugerian scams so she replied seemingly real...   

 

but of the months she started to loose it ficionally

ahhh my dogs sik.. ate some garlic what do you think?   if you care your will coonsider my lovely dog blah blah bal

 

was quite amazing and funny and yes sad.....   but Poop upon u mr scammer....

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37 minutes ago, Seeall said:

I get 10 emails/day with I inherited misslions just  fill out all this info...  kept thinking one day I will reply...  actually I have a server the will send them endless emails all day from endless unplocable address...   then I thought, I bet sonmebody out there has

aready made up a good reply...   like how much u have for investment.. ah    3.5 inches......   feelin me?  lol   love u all..

Don't bother replying, they won't understand your English! Then again, maybe sonmebody will!

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2 hours ago, CharlieH said:

Best response is "delete"!

 

Agree.

 

The only thing that replying to a spam mail achieves is to tell that spammer that the mail is active increasing its sale value.

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8 hours ago, Seeall said:

I get 10 emails/day with I inherited misslions just  fill out all this info...  kept thinking one day I will reply...  actually I have a server the will send them endless emails all day from endless unplocable address...   then I thought, I bet sonmebody out there has

aready made up a good reply...   like how much u have for investment.. ah    3.5 inches......   feelin me?  lol   love u all..

Try SpamTitan not expensive and effective. Alternatively you could do as James Vietch does. Check him out on YouTube

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Block all the spam one by one in your email software for a week or so and the spam messages might diminish for a while but this will be an ongoing fight.

 

The best thing to do is to use a separate email address to sign up to forms/order stuff on the internet etc and only use your main email address for personal/business communication use only to minimize spam.

 

 

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In gmail when you get a message there are options to block it,  report spam,  report phishing.   I'm sure other email programs have similar options.

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43 minutes ago, thedemon said:

This is pretty old now but it's still funny.

 

https://www.419eater.com/

I've not looked at that for a year or so now. It's a forum that encourages their members to scam the scammers.

 

I do remember one of the 419 members convinced some scammers they would be sent money if they joined a 'cycle for jesus campaign' and provided a lot of photos of them cycling about with sign on the back of their bicycle saying they were cycling to promote a church project. It wasted their time quite well.

There were loads of scammers who fell for this and the photos of them on their bicycles with signs on the back was hilarious.

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21 hours ago, Seeall said:

I get 10 emails/day with I inherited misslions just  fill out all this info...  kept thinking one day I will reply...  actually I have a server the will send them endless emails all day from endless unplocable address...   then I thought, I bet sonmebody out there has

aready made up a good reply...   like how much u have for investment.. ah    3.5 inches......   feelin me?  lol   love u all..

The spams I get are sent from No-Reply addresses. You are fortunate.

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5 minutes ago, elgenon said:

The spams I get are sent from No-Reply addresses. You are fortunate.

You could try contacting the company who the website - hence the email address - registered the domain name. They have a responsibility to look into these issues.

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3 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

You could try contacting the company who the website - hence the email address - registered the domain name. They have a responsibility to look into these issues.

Don't think it is companies. Thanks

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2 minutes ago, elgenon said:
6 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

You could try contacting the company who the website - hence the email address - registered the domain name. They have a responsibility to look into these issues.

Don't think it is companies. Thanks

Is it a web-based email account - like gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc? They all have a policy to terminate spam.

 

If it's another domain name, then if it's an individual or a company, anyone who registers a domain name has their website/email service provided by a web-hosting company.

In this case it's the web-host you need to contact.

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3 minutes ago, bluesofa said:

Is it a web-based email account - like gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc? They all have a policy to terminate spam.

 

If it's another domain name, then if it's an individual or a company, anyone who registers a domain name has their website/email service provided by a web-hosting company.

In this case it's the web-host you need to contact.

I always report the spam. Just just keep on a'comin'.  Wack-a-mole style.

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You are on a 'sucker' list somewhere. You can delete or report, will make no difference as the list gets passed around scammers. I get tons of spam and fishing - but most in my spam folder - not exactly time consuming hitting the delete all button after skimming them.

 

 

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21 hours ago, Seeall said:

I get 10 emails/day with I inherited misslions just  fill out all this info...  kept thinking one day I will reply...  actually I have a server the will send them endless emails all day from endless unplocable address...   then I thought, I bet sonmebody out there has

aready made up a good reply...

Spam mails are send from robots, so returning anything to the address makes no sense, as all incoming mails just end up in a black Cyber hole, and you need a lot more incoming traffic to disrupt the mail server, more like a real DDoS-attack.

 

Quite some years back I ended up with not 10, not even hundred, but several hundred incoming spam mails when I opened my business computer in the morning. By that time it was practice to advertise mail-addresses on home pages, and thereby easy for robots to crawl the web for email-addresses. The bad thing was, that business mails were hidden among the spam, so everything needed to be checked and sorted; really waste of precious time...☹️

 

Later, when mail-forms replaced email address-advertising, just a reply to some sort of business, or web-shop, could result in massive amount of spam; or even from someone that had hacked a customer database with emails, and selling the email database.

 

I changed to a system using multiple alias addresses instead, so when I for example signed up to something I could use their company name, or a short for it, @ MyMail.domain; i.e. my bank's email contact address is [email protected] If I get anything unwanted, I know immediately from where it originates – could still be a hack, and later resale of email adresses – so I just need to change that single alias, i.e. delete and create another, and of course the mail address by the webshop, or whatever, in question...👍

 

Today I never receive spam...🙂

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Well... recently I received this email with a couple of busty photographs...

I am Sgt Renteria Diana, I hope all is well with you? I am a soldier working as United Nations peace keeping troop in Iraq, on war against terrorism. I see you as a matured and responsible man which motivated me to get in contact with you. I have in my possession the sum of $1.5 millions USD...

 

I replied to the dear Sgt, that I prefer a boom boom rather than the USD. First she ignored and sent again a request for my personal details. I replied again, insisting on the boom boom and she called me an idiot and asked me to stop writing to her. Sent another 3 emails... and ended my chance of becoming a millionaire!

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More than a couple of decades ago I was getting emails from - (I believe) - Nigeria that was

promising me "Riches by Return" if I would supply the email sender with my UK bank details.

(It was regarding a plane crash and and a large amount of Gold Bullion). I played along for a

while until their final contact from them to me requesting my UK telephone contact number.

I replied with the telephone contact number for New Scotland Yard. (Thank you Google) 😏

Their spam emails dried up after that.

 

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3 hours ago, bluesofa said:

I've not looked at that for a year or so now. It's a forum that encourages their members to scam the scammers.

 

I do remember one of the 419 members convinced some scammers they would be sent money if they joined a 'cycle for jesus campaign' and provided a lot of photos of them cycling about with sign on the back of their bicycle saying they were cycling to promote a church project. It wasted their time quite well.

There were loads of scammers who fell for this and the photos of them on their bicycles with signs on the back was hilarious.

Another scam bait was the Toilet Bike. Promised cash to the scammers if they attached a toilet to the back of their bike:

Image

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22 hours ago, CharlieH said:

Shame you didnt have something to find the correct forum 😃

 

MOVED to IT

 

Best response is "delete"!

Personally I BLOCK the sending address or domain, then delete the offending email.

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5 hours ago, khunPer said:

I changed to a system using multiple alias addresses instead, so when I for example signed up to something I could use their company name, or a short for it, @ MyMail.domain; i.e. my bank's email contact address is [email protected] If I get anything unwanted, I know immediately from where it originates – could still be a hack, and later resale of email adresses – so I just need to change that single alias, i.e. delete and create another, and of course the mail address by the webshop, or whatever, in question...👍

 

👍

 

I use a similar solution but without creating aliases prior to registering somewhere - I just collect all incoming emails to the single account, and if I receive any spam to some address I add this specific address to the blacklist.

 

For exim it is as simple as follows:

 

...

begin routers


    # collect messages for every possible email address
    unknown_users:
        driver = redirect
        domains = mydomain.com
        data = [email protected]
        no_more

...

 

where "[email protected]" is the only existing mail account on the server.

 

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I replied with an apology saying I didnt really have a bank a/c at that time because it was frozen by the police after I was scammed by a Nigerian girl supposedly needing money for a lawyer.   However I would get back to them as soon as it was sorted out coz I could surely do with that unexpected inheritance from a distant relative Id never heard of before..

 

I never heard another thing.

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