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Old 08-24-2010, 10:07 AM
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A mailbox full of SPAM and Trojans

Is it just me or or is the net currently flooded with SPAM and Trojans? I had 10 different Trojans sent to me this morning pretending to be Facebook friend requests. I don't do Facebook and Norton trapped all of them but still I am getting real tired of it.

And then there are 5-6 Amazon confirmations, all fake, per day. Are there enough people out there who fall for this crap that it is worth the sender's time?

As much as I hate to do it, I may have to Spam filter my email at the server level. I hate doing that because you can not white list everyone you might want to hear from.
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Old 08-24-2010, 10:41 AM
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I hate spam, worst thing with the internet, but I don't have so much Facebook-spam. My Hotmail account is filled up with spam every day!
 
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:47 AM
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Is it just me or or is the net currently flooded with SPAM and Trojans? I had 10 different Trojans sent to me this morning pretending to be Facebook friend requests. I don't do Facebook and Norton trapped all of them but still I am getting real tired of it.

And then there are 5-6 Amazon confirmations, all fake, per day. Are there enough people out there who fall for this crap that it is worth the sender's time?

As much as I hate to do it, I may have to Spam filter my email at the server level. I hate doing that because you can not white list everyone you might want to hear from.
Are you using any email Client? I am using Outlook and Eset is integrated and scan all the incoming emails. Facebook Scam, viruses are very common you need to select the options in facebook when you should be notified and turn off the un-necessary alerts, so that you get notified and get emails that are worth receiving.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:21 PM
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tons & tons & tons of spam lol. Get a good filter & you wont hardly notice ^_-

PS: make sure you check your archive before you erase tho, just incase some got flagged that should of
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:34 AM
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I get lots and lots of spam and trojans.
Some even get past my protections.
I get a lot of fake billing with infected attachments in zip format.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:17 AM
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I had and have the same problem but just put [at] and [dot] when you want to show your email. Also don't use yahoo! They seriously SUCK.
 
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Everyone is getting this junk these days, expecially if you have an e-mail account that you have been using for a few years. I use Thunderbird for e-mail and Norton for security.

Thunderbird works with Spam Assassin and does an excellent job identifying and redirecting junk messages to to a Junk folder. I almost never see this garbage in my In Box.

Norton has improved quite a bit over the last few years and traps just about everything.

It seems like most of the bad stuff is arriving in zip files these days.
 
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OMG, Trojans sent by email? I never heard about that. It seems I must be careful about it. My hotmail also full of spam but I seldom check them, just delete them directly. Never notice trojans.
 
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:52 AM
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Hotmail may filter them out but there are quite a few floating about. A lot of them come .ru domains hiding in a zip file or in the html. Norton catches them.
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