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OT: help with spam


#1

I’m getting hammered with hundreds of these a day. I just cleared out over two
thousand from the past two weeks yesterday, and already this morning I have over
a hundred again. Although our spam service - Postini - is capturing them, it is
making it very difficult for me to scan through my spam to pull out anything
which may have been caught erroneously. In fact it’s difficult to clear them all
out completely because the lame Postini web site only lets you nuke 200 at a
time.

I’ve included the header. I don’t have much knowledge in this area, can anyone
tell me anything specific which I might be able to do to stop this or tell Quest
Support about so they can assist me better? This just started happening the past
6 months or so. I don’t know what the triggering event was. I don’t know of
anyone else it’s happening to. Thanks


#2

Hi Mark,

I’m getting hammered with hundreds of these a day. I just cleared
out over two thousand from the past two weeks yesterday, and already
this morning I have over a hundred again.
I suspect when Rich comes online he’ll be able to offer some advice - he
runs his own mail server I believe.

I have “1 and 1” as my provider and they have an excellent Spam trap. I
don’t have to delete anything either - once a message is 28 days old,
it’s toast. I get so few false alarms, I’ve given up checking the spam
folder.

And, even better, the spam stays on the 1 and 1 servers and never gets
down to my client.

Spam Assasin has good reviews and write ups - but by the sound of it,
your ISP needs to let you clear out more than 200 at a time. Is there
not a right-click->empty folder option in the web interface, that’s what
I used to use.

Well, I used it once I’d found it, I was in a delete 50 select 50 delete
50 loop before that!

Cheers,
Norm. [TeamT]

Cheers,
Norm. [TeamT]


#3

It appears to be saying


#4

Nate - thank you for your help.

if I enter:

toadsoft.tempdomainname.com

into a browser, it goes to AskToad.com. I’m not sure who did that here, I’ll
have to ask around.

I own the domain to AskToad.com. And it’s not privatized. There are four areas
of contact in the GoDaddy domain manager for this: Registrant, Administrative,
Technical & Billing. I guess one or more of those contains information available
publicly, just like my address probably appears when you do a WHOIS on it. For
now I changed the email address to something bogus to see if that stops it. I
should also probably privatize it so my personal address isn’t there.