Unwanted Porn Spam via Outlook Exp

  KimW 17:47 28 Jul 2003
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I am getting a constant stream of requests via my E Mail to link to porn sites. I have not visited any such sites and can't understand this attack. I have young people who view this computer and some of this Spam is disgusting. Anyone help??!!

  Stuartli 17:55 28 Jul 2003

Which ISP are you with? Tiscali is especially poor in this field of unwanted e-mails.

Quite a few of these type of e-mails are received because of personal details you post on various websites.

The best thing to do is to disable the Preview Pane permanently, highlight the unwanted e-mail(s) and then use the Delete button at the top of the window to remove them.

Disabling OE's Preview Pane drastically minimises the possibility of allowing a virus infected e-mail to do its dirty work.

  DieSse 18:00 28 Jul 2003

I use Spambunker - it puts all emails into a holding area, unless they are from authorised senders (authorised by you, that is) - then asks for confirmatio from all the others. If confirmation is not forthcoming, they are deleted - as confirmation never comes for spam - you don't get to see them, ever.

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  DieSse 18:04 28 Jul 2003

Are you sure this is up to ate info - Tiscali Spain now has it's own spam blocing on email accounts - seems to be OK, as I never get any on that account.

  KimW 18:11 28 Jul 2003

I have just been in contact with my ISP (BT Broadband) and they state that this is a major problem originating out of an AOL site that they are trying to trace and shut down. Meanwhile i placed Mailwash program on computer.

  timothywilliam 20:57 28 Jul 2003

As a user of Bt Internet Pay As You Go I have also been flooded out with these Porn Sites. i have several blocked by name in OE and I never open them but still they come. No Prevew Pane. I am pleased to see what Kim W says so perhaps it is temporary. I was getting a bit suspicous as BT now offer a Spam control but it costs (only 99p a month I think) and I thought they might have switched their Control off to nudge us towards paying for it !!
Oh cynical me.

  velodrome 22:33 28 Jul 2003

I have the BT spam control @.99p per month it's well worth the money. I hardly ever get spam these days

  Fateful Thankful Shadow 22:37 28 Jul 2003

How do you disable the preview pane in OE?

This would be a great help to me!

  PSF 22:56 28 Jul 2003

In OE click View>>layout and then un-check show preview pane.

I have been getting spam recently on all different topics. I always delete them, it is no good blocking them as they change the e-mail address with every e-mail.

One thing I did find interesting was when I deleted the e-mail with the preview pane switched on when I checked the logs for the router and it was allowing access to the site from where the e-mail came from, eg www.a site @mx14.com. I have turned off the preview pane and this does not happen now.

A message was not being sent via e-mail but the e-mail was reporting back to base.

Has any one else found this?

  DieSse 23:07 28 Jul 2003

"it is no good blocking them as they change the e-mail address with every e-mail."

A good Challenge/Response system blocks them 100% from whrever they come

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  PSF 23:20 28 Jul 2003

Thanks for the info. I will keep on switching off the preview pane to delete the messages from @mx... so far it seems to be working. The messages are getting less and less.

I am using NIS 2003 and also have another firewall in the router. Ad-Aware, Spywareblaster etc...

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