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Gaz


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20th Dec 2010
Spam news
Date Posted: 11.08hrs on Sun 24 Oct 04
Hi alan, i recieved an email from the winterhighland support team stating;

Dear user of winterhighland.com,

We have detected that your e-mail account was used to send a huge amount
of spam messages during this week.
Most likely your computer had been infected by a recent virus and now
runs a hidden proxy server.

Please follow our instructions in order to keep your computer safe.

Virtually yours,
The winterhighland.com support team.

OK it also had a zip file attached called winterhighland.com.zip

Can you confirm this is a legit email or is this some virus crap.

cheers

p.s if it is legit sorry for any spam ive sent
Jamie


Posts: 968
Joined: Jan 2002
Re: Spam news
Date Posted: 14.32hrs on Sun 24 Oct 04
Heh, that's a classic, and not legitimate.

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Gaz


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Re: Spam news
Date Posted: 14.47hrs on Sun 24 Oct 04
yeah thought it was. Cheers


By the way disillusioned, are you highland instinct from the new ad trip forum?
Jamie


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Re: Spam news
Date Posted: 15.05hrs on Sun 24 Oct 04
Yup smiling smiley

[%sig%]

Post Edited (16:32 hrs on Sun 24 Oct 04)
alan


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What's this?What's this?What's this?
Re: Spam news
Date Posted: 17.13hrs on Sun 24 Oct 04
This is a virus, it has being doing the rounds for some time. It uses domain farming to grab .com email addresses, and the address given has nothing to do with where it orginated from.

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Gaz


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20th Dec 2010
Re: Spam news
Date Posted: 22.25hrs on Sun 24 Oct 04
Cheers for that Alan

And disillusioned im blueshade.
telechic


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Last Visited: 18:01
1st Oct 2007
Re: Spam news
Date Posted: 10.39hrs on Mon 25 Oct 04
I've had that one too - but here's a geeky question - how does it get round the junk mail filters on my hotmail account?
I have the filter on the highest level to keep out all that annoying enlarge your body parts/get a degree/borrow money/check out this porn site spams (which is another question - does anybody actually respond to these ? - Everyone seems to agree they're really annoying, so why do they keep getting sent out?)
alan


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28th Nov 2014
What's this?What's this?What's this?
Re: Spam news
Date Posted: 14.46hrs on Mon 25 Oct 04
If you recieve and accept email from winterrhighland, the spam filter will regardless of content probably decide it is a genuine email because of the address and/or domain.

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Rabbyrob


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2nd Apr 2013
Re: Spam news
Date Posted: 17.27hrs on Mon 20 Dec 04
Yeah, I got the snow alert mail three times today... I remembered to ignore the plethora of zips supposedly sent by this site but what's with the multiple mail as well?

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alan


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Re: Spam news
Date Posted: 16.13hrs on Tue 21 Dec 04
Having looked into it. Some people have submitted their email address countless times, however I know my address is only there once and I recieved three copies yesterday. This appears to have occured because the server had problems and failed to complete the task, and restarted part way through, but some people have had more than one copy as a result.

I am looking at changing the way this works to send to your phorum registered email instead of using the mail list, as I recieved over 500 return emails, from out of office replies, the occasional could not be delivered email, and since the report was sent a large string of incoming virus attachements, from infected computers happy to get another email address to blitz!

I may pull the plug, on weekly reports and just do occasional alerts when things are very good, as email can cause an awful lot of headaches these days!

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oranwave


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24th Feb 2005
Re: Spam news
Date Posted: 16.07hrs on Mon 24 Jan 05
I never find the spam filters on hotmail accounts and the like very usefull. They sometimes don't block out the unwanted and block the wanted.

Rory
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