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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Can anyone help?

Many thanks to all those have e-mailed with such diligence and commitment to offer degrees, viagra, pills, the possibility of meeting Russian girls and generous business deals over the past few months; I cannot tell you how kind the West African guys are.

Special thanks to the Japanese correspondent although I cannot read anything you send.

Does anyone know how to stop and / or report these nuisances?

4 Comments:

Blogger Simon Wharton said...

All you can do about most of it is to train your SPAM filters on a daily basis. When it comes to scammers, I suggest a read of this rather marvellous site
http://www.419eater.com/
Basically, they turn the tables on the scammers from overseas

2:53 AM

 
Anonymous Craig McGinty said...

This might help:

http://www.wbwip.com/wbw/emailencoder.html

Use it to replace your email address in the right column.

Definitely don't reply to any message with a comment or similar, it just proves there is someone on the other end and that it's live.

5:03 AM

 
Anonymous Rob Artisan said...

Simon and Craig,

thanks for your advice

I have come across 419 and the guy that runs it, Mike Berry, an Manchester IT consultant, should have funding

Rob

7:11 AM

 
Blogger Jim Symcox said...

I've used a variety of spam resisters that work within email clients like Outlook (Spambayes, SpamIntelligence, Spamiliator to name but three).

None of them remove the spam problem completely.

Email cloaking as Craig suggests is a good start to reduce the likelihhood of a spammer dredging your site for email addresses though.

I've also heard that Outlook 2007 is meant to deal well with spam.

Best of luck Rob

4:42 PM

 

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