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Inundated by Spam - Becky Owen

awbrown
Dabbler
Posts: 12
Registered: 28-07-2007

Inundated by Spam - Becky Owen

Anyone else getting a spam a minute from "Becky Owen" - prize lottery winner - yahoo! Evil

Any way to kill this off at source, PlusNet, as it all seems to be from the same yahoo.de address?
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LiamM
Grafter
Posts: 5,636
Registered: 12-08-2007

Inundated by Spam - Becky Owen

Which mail client are you running? You may be able to direct all mail from that sender into your junk filter.
Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

Inundated by Spam - Becky Owen

You need to report this to the PN abuse team via a ticket.

It's highly likely the from address has been spoofed and the original sending system is probably undetectable.
awbrown
Dabbler
Posts: 12
Registered: 28-07-2007

Spam

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You need to report this to the PN abuse team via a ticket.

It's highly likely the from address has been spoofed and the original sending system is probably undetectable.


Thanks for the replies. I'm using Outlook (IMAP) at present, but can't set a filter unless I use POP. (Long story, but using IMAP from laptop as main computer in storage while living in a caravan, having house built... Smiley )

Will report address to PlusNet abuse as suggested.
lank111
Grafter
Posts: 215
Registered: 11-10-2007

Inundated by Spam - Becky Owen

Or
you could try e-mailing the yahoo support team!
i was getting spam emailed to me from this one yahoo address, emailed him warning that my isp could block all yahoo accounts due to this!
within a day, they emailed back, saying that email has been blocked from sending me e-mail!

Job done!
Community Veteran
Posts: 1,653
Registered: 13-06-2007

Inundated by Spam - Becky Owen

try reporting it to spamcop as well!

www.spamcop.net
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Inundated by Spam - Becky Owen

As a side note, has anyone with a Hotmail account notice the large number of spam mails appearing in their Inbox with the altered subject line of Sexually Explicit and then the subject line or containing large quantities of Chinese or far eastern characters?

It would appear that the Hotmail spam filter is woeful and nowhere near as good as the Gmail (oops Googlemail) one?
lank111
Grafter
Posts: 215
Registered: 11-10-2007

Inundated by Spam - Becky Owen

Spamcop, the organisation that provides a free anti-spam service to trace e-mails and track down the hosts of spam-promoted Web sites, has identified several Gmail (Google) servers as points of origin, which has persuaded some mail service providers to block all e-mail from Gmail addresses. Google is protesting innocence, saying that the ban was triggered because it witholds senders' IP addresses, which SpamCop uses to define the sources of spam. Commentators believe it's another example of Google taking 'user confidentiality' too far. The company recently found itself at loggerheads with the US Government, which asked for all searches relating to child porn to be sent to Federal authorities - something Hotmail and Yahoo! have both complied with, but Google is resisting.