Searching \ for '[OT]: Unsolicited Messages' in subject line. ()
Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure! Help us get a faster server
FAQ page: techref.massmind.org/techref/index.htm?key=unsolicited+messages
Search entire site for: 'Unsolicited Messages'.

Exact match. Not showing close matches.
PICList Thread
'[OT]: Unsolicited Messages'
2003\04\24@044300 by Orbit Communications

flavicon
face
Has anyone else here been bombarded with unsolicited messages from http://www.byebyeads.com ?

Anyone know how I can prevent these pop-up messages from being received on my PC ?

--
http://www.piclist.com hint: The PICList is archived three different
ways.  See http://www.piclist.com/#archives for details.

2003\04\24@085949 by Francisco Ares

flavicon
face
I use Mozilla, and the current version has an automatic junk mail
filtering - you "teach" the program marking junk mail with a special
flag and in a few days it starts to guess what's junk or not, saving
those garbage in a different folder for later inspection, with the
ability to automatically delete these messages after a period of time -
default to 14 days. You can refine the program's ability to catch spam
setting or clearing that "junk flag" from messages misinterpreted by the
guessing.

It works great, I can tell.

If you already use another e-mail client, I recommend "spam assassin".
There are many versions, according to your OS:

http://spamassassin.org/where.html

Hope this helps
Francisco



Orbit Communications wrote:

{Quote hidden}

--
http://www.piclist.com hint: The PICList is archived three different
ways.  See http://www.piclist.com/#archives for details.

2003\04\24@122429 by M. Adam Davis

flavicon
face
Do a google search on a program called Adaware or Ad-Aware.

This will find advertising programs on your PC such as Gator, and those
loaded by many "free" screensaver utilities and mp3 sharing programs.
It will give you the option of unloading any offending programs.

-Adam

Orbit Communications wrote:

{Quote hidden}

--
http://www.piclist.com hint: The PICList is archived three different
ways.  See http://www.piclist.com/#archives for details.

2003\04\24@132226 by John Ferrell

face picon face
The previous delay was contributed by Microsoft OE because it was sure it
knew better than I....

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Ferrell" <spam_OUTjohnferrellTakeThisOuTspamEARTHLINK.NET>
To: <.....PICLISTKILLspamspam@spam@MITVMA.MIT.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: Unsolicited Messages


> When I ordered Zonelabs Pro (Firewall Software) they included another
> product as a promotion: Pest Patrol.
> It does a good job disposing of popups. The wierd audible indicator was
very
{Quote hidden}

--
http://www.piclist.com hint: The PICList is archived three different
ways.  See http://www.piclist.com/#archives for details.

2003\04\24@142840 by Mike Hord

picon face
I found a (so far) good program called "Spybot Search and Destroy" that
fishes out most of the really grungy spyware programs, and also has a
middling length list of opt-out addresses for the more "legitimate"
spammers.

Mike Hord






{Quote hidden}

_________________________________________________________________
The new MSN 8: smart spam protection and 2 months FREE*
http://join.msn.com/?page=features/junkmail

--
http://www.piclist.com hint: The PICList is archived three different
ways.  See http://www.piclist.com/#archives for details.

2003\04\25@070635 by Russell McMahon

face
flavicon
face
> I found a (so far) good program called "Spybot Search and Destroy" that
> fishes out most of the really grungy spyware programs, and also has a
> middling length list of opt-out addresses for the more "legitimate"
> spammers.

Mailwasher,

           http://www.mailwasher.com

which I recommended recently, uses Spam Cop as a sourcefor blacklisted
senders.
In my experience so far (about 1 week+) it is working VERY well. Almost all
blacklists are true SPAM - a very few are legitimate messages - presumably
they have had people in the same domain sending spam. This is a spamcop id
problem.

Even for those it misses, having the email subject lines available (and text
without pictures if needed) has almost completely eliminated the downloading
of pornographic spam which I have previously been getting much of. This is
especially useful as the images often download when you preview the message
and this can be used to give the sender a confirmation that your address is
a "live" one. With mail washer they do not get this confirmationm.


       Russell McMahon

--
http://www.piclist.com#nomail Going offline? Don't AutoReply us!
email KILLspamlistservKILLspamspammitvma.mit.edu with SET PICList DIGEST in the body

2003\04\25@075633 by Stuart Meier

flavicon
picon face
Russell, I think that mailwasher maybe http://www.mailwasher.net ? ... the *.com*
redirects to a site flogging stuff...!

Stuart
{Original Message removed}

2003\04\25@083711 by Russell McMahon

face
flavicon
face
> Russell, I think that mailwasher maybe http://www.mailwasher.net ? ... the *.com*
> redirects to a site flogging stuff...!

Yes, sorry.
Musn't rely on memory for such things :-)  :-(

It is very good though - takes about zero overhead to use and may well
complement other approaches. Having it use the Spam Cop blacklist alone is
useful. Shame that Spam Cop blacklists some sites that appear benign. These
can be manually fixed but it makes it slightly less automatic.


       RM

--
http://www.piclist.com#nomail Going offline? Don't AutoReply us!
email RemoveMElistservTakeThisOuTspammitvma.mit.edu with SET PICList DIGEST in the body


'[OT]: Unsolicited Messages'
2003\06\24@202118 by Brendan Moran
flavicon
face
At 12:23 PM 24/04/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Do a google search on a program called Adaware or Ad-Aware.
>
>This will find advertising programs on your PC such as Gator, and those
>loaded by many "free" screensaver utilities and mp3 sharing programs.
>It will give you the option of unloading any offending programs.
>
>-Adam

I realise how long ago this message was posted, but I just came across it,
and I thought I'd say something about it.  Adaware has a slight problem
with it.  It can occasionally tag innocent programs as spyware.  It tagged
my timesynch utility as an advertising program...  So, be careful if and
when you use it.

--Brendan

--
http://www.piclist.com#nomail Going offline? Don't AutoReply us!
email spamBeGonelistservspamBeGonespammitvma.mit.edu with SET PICList DIGEST in the body

2003\06\24@215734 by Jay Davis

flavicon
face
Brendan Moran wrote:

> I realise how long ago this message was posted, but I just came across it,
> and I thought I'd say something about it.  Adaware has a slight problem
> with it.  It can occasionally tag innocent programs as spyware.  It tagged
> my timesynch utility as an advertising program...  So, be careful if and
> when you use it.

Actually, several timesynch programs are spyware - they log various
internet sites you visit and report back to the company that provides
the software.  So I'd do a little bit more checking on this "timesynch"
program of yours; adaware may be correct after all - just a little
friendly warning.

--
Jay

--
http://www.piclist.com#nomail Going offline? Don't AutoReply us!
email TakeThisOuTlistservEraseMEspamspam_OUTmitvma.mit.edu with SET PICList DIGEST in the body

2003\06\25@025626 by Brendan Moran

flavicon
face
>Actually, several timesynch programs are spyware - they log various
>internet sites you visit and report back to the company that provides
>the software.  So I'd do a little bit more checking on this "timesynch"
>program of yours; adaware may be correct after all - just a little
>friendly warning.

Thanks for the heads-up.
I've been using Atomic Time Synch from AnalogX (http://www.analogx.com) so I've
just reconfigured my firewall to find out if there's anything that I don't
expect or shouldn't happen.

--Brendan

--
http://www.piclist.com hint: To leave the PICList
RemoveMEpiclist-unsubscribe-requestspamTakeThisOuTmitvma.mit.edu>

2003\06\25@142210 by Dwayne Reid

flavicon
face
At 11:55 PM 6/24/03 -0700, Brendan Moran wrote:

>Thanks for the heads-up.
>I've been using Atomic Time Synch from AnalogX (http://www.analogx.com) so I've
>just reconfigured my firewall to find out if there's anything that I don't
>expect or shouldn't happen.

All of the stuff from Analogx has been pretty much perfect in my
experience.  No signs of spyware in anything I've used to date.

dwayne

--
Dwayne Reid   <dwaynerEraseMEspam.....planet.eon.net>
Trinity Electronics Systems Ltd    Edmonton, AB, CANADA
(780) 489-3199 voice          (780) 487-6397 fax

Celebrating 19 years of Engineering Innovation (1984 - 2003)
 .-.   .-.   .-.   .-.   .-.   .-.   .-.   .-.   .-.   .-
    `-'   `-'   `-'   `-'   `-'   `-'   `-'   `-'   `-'
Do NOT send unsolicited commercial email to this email address.
This message neither grants consent to receive unsolicited
commercial email nor is intended to solicit commercial email.

--
http://www.piclist.com hint: To leave the PICList
EraseMEpiclist-unsubscribe-requestspammitvma.mit.edu>

More... (looser matching)
- Last day of these posts
- In 2003 , 2004 only
- Today
- New search...