From: email@example.com (Steve J. Noll)
Subject: Re: E-mail from Korea, China or Taiwan no longer accpted
Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 03:20:14 GMT
Organization: MindSpring Enterprises
X-Server-Date: 6 Jan 2003 03:22:40 GMT
X-Newsreader: Forte Free Agent 1.21/32.243
I'm with you...
I'm getting about 100 emails a day. It's unavoidable because of my
'net presence, and I accept the situation. Maybe one of the hundred
isn't spam, and indeed almost every one of the 99 left are from Taiwan
selling I don't know what crap - printer ink? After the filters dump
'em I do still scan the trash to make sure nothing's in there by
mistake, and there almost never is.
Besides filtering out the offending .TW domains I found it to be a big
help to filter out any email with that little Yen(?) sign - you know
that "Y" with the two bars through it. I saw that a lot in the spam,
plus some other symbols not in normal email like the upside-down
question mark. This gets rid of the spam when they're smart enough to
get a .COM domain, (but not smart enough to use the Western character
set!) I wish I had the ability to make it all bounce back.
Then there's that daily ~138Kbyte "A Funny Game" worm poop!
On Sun, 05 Jan 2003 23:55:46 GMT, Jim Thompson
>In a fit of pique after an enormous Spam locked up my machine I have
>set up rules at the head-end of my son's mail server system that
>refuses E-mails from Korea, China or Taiwan.
>If more ISP's did the same most Spam would stop.
> ...Jim Thompson
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>| Analog Innovations, Inc. | et |
>| Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus |
>| Phoenix, Arizona Voice:(480)460-2350 | |
>| Jim-T@analog_innovations.com Fax:(480)460-2142 | Brass Rat |
>| http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 |
> For proper E-mail replies SWAP "-" and "_"
>I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
Steve J. Noll | Ventura California | firstname.lastname@example.org
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