Damn Spam by raistlin


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raistlin
It is annoying me rather than a serious problem.

My filter system is pretty comprehensive by now and traps anything with any spelling of Levitra or Viagra etc. etc.

Filtering out .RU helps as well.

Unfortunately there are some recent spam e-mails which purport to be social e-mails from friends but which always contain links to porn sites. The text of the e-mails is always fairly innocuous so I can never find a commonality to filter.

I know it isn't too tedious to have to manually delete these but it's annoying that I can't think of a filter expression that would weed them out. The porn site URLs are always short-lived so filtering them doesn't work :(

Does anybody have any good filter expressions for this sort of trash please? :)
Paul

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Posted 14 Feb 2013, 21:02 #1 

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Mick
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Bit tedious but, only accept mail from addresses in your address book, all else goes into spam folder, eventually you can add all welcome mail to your address book.

Posted 14 Feb 2013, 21:10 #2 

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raistlin
That's worth a thought Mick - thanks
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Posted 14 Feb 2013, 21:37 #3 

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Dave
I get very few spam messages in my (Outlook) inbox, as they are blocked at source on the (Orange) server. However, a few days ago I got one from "Faith Cooper [eddy.dildy@nokiamail.com]" addressed to "dave@heyjoclub.co.uk" (which is not me)

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Masons theres spelling of the atmospheric secularism at the saffron, and that send him the Catholics so kneel the Masons as their rivals breaking up the abundance of the landscape, while it is so notable that farther should permeate one casino and one almshouse.

There are no obvious links in it, so apart from perhaps tempting me to reply to it to ask "what?!" I can't see the purpose in this at all?

Posted 15 Feb 2013, 23:43 #4 

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Duncan
Maybe the message also requests a message read confirmation, which confirms the address is valid.
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Posted 16 Feb 2013, 19:14 #5 

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Dave
I don't think it did, but then I could be wrong?

Posted 16 Feb 2013, 22:40 #6 

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Jürgen
Duncan wrote:Maybe the message also requests a message read confirmation, which confirms the address is valid.

Often spammers use a small invisible picture (just 1 pixel), which the email client will request from a server when the email is displayed. This will confirm a valid address as well. To avoid this you can disable remote pictures before opening a suspicious email (look for Display remote images in HTML messages or similar in the settings of your software).
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Posted 17 Feb 2013, 21:36 #7 

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Dave
I know it's a while ago that this topic was current, but just gone back to it, after getting an email reading

Funds were allocated for the establishment of new industries as well as for upgrading of existing ones. It will be called The Perfect Soldier. When the door finally opens, Ursula is found dead on the floor.

That's it, no attachments, no hidden images as far as I can see (images set as per Jürgen's suggestion above, ie to require manual download)

:confused: What does it mean?!

Posted 16 Apr 2014, 14:17 #8 

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Dave
And another two

His anticipation proved right and he saw a third attacker trying to escape. Connor is an advocate for women's rights. It has a residential population of 17,426.

and

Dailey of copying her work for over seven years. Alternatively, candidates may be nominated by a petition signed by eligible voters numbering no less than 1. Amir Kubura in fact becomes the de facto leader of military operations.

These have been sent to maig@myowndomain.co.uk (where myowndomain is website address), applause@myowndomain.co.uk and at@myowndomain.co.uk...

Now I know I can stop this sort of thing by limiting the bit before the @ to genuine address choices, but I only get 10 of these, and can't remember how many genuine folks I've used different combinations for! So I use the wildcard option...

Any way of filtering these stupid emails, which are (hopefully) more of annoyance than anything?

Posted 16 Apr 2014, 14:30 #9 


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