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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:47 am 
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Hi i haven't been around for a while too busy with stuff really but recently I've been getting spammed way more than usual. I seem to remember hearing that some bots trawl forums for email addresses so they can inundate said emails with penis enlargement, Canadian pharmacies, and of of course lottery wins. Now my idea is if you set up a thread that contains all those spam email addresses on a forum then other spambots will find them, send them spam so the original spam sender starts to get inundated with spam too. When other forum users do this, more spam is sent etc... until the original spammer email address gets 100s of the type of email they are trying to send, sent to them every day. So I would like other people's thoughts on this and also start the ball rolling by whistleblowing this email: nelson.frank90@gmx.co.uk also; efccofficelamode@zing.vn .

This may be pointless but if nothing else, it makes me think i have stuck to the spammers! :fullauto

Btw do not email this address as all they want is your bank details.

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 Post subject: Re: Spammers revenge
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:14 pm 
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Though there are still some email scams that require a personal touch, like Nigerian scams, I suspect that most of these email addresses won't accept inbound messages. They only exist to make you click on the malware link or visit the ID theft site where the real action happens. On the other hand, if a massive collection of links to criminal/spam domains is posted on the EFF, I am concerned that it might cause anti-malware products to flag the EFF as a dangerous site and block it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:24 pm 
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Venator wrote:
Though there are still some email scams that require a personal touch, like Nigerian scams, I suspect that most of these email addresses won't accept inbound messages. They only exist to make you click on the malware link or visit the ID theft site where the real action happens. On the other hand, if a massive collection of links to criminal/spam domains is posted on the EFF, I am concerned that it might cause anti-malware products to flag the EFF as a dangerous site and block it.


We have been staying on top of the spammers for the most part. We haven't had to many serious spam attacks of late.

Plus we have also upgraded the forums to the latest versions which has helped keep the spammers to a minimum. So hopefully there is to much to worry about.

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 Post subject: Re: Spammers revenge
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:54 am 
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We delete the spambot users when they appear, but Chickenbane's suggestion is to intentionally create a big list of spammer email addresses here on the forum so that other spambots that prowl the 'net for victims will find them. I'm concerned that anti-virus companies which also prowl the 'net looking for bad sites will see that sort of "content" and flag the EFF as dangerous.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:00 pm 
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well it was only a suggestion. If it poses any threat to the forum then delete the thread immediately. Ironically I can't post on a wood Elf forum at work as the company ISPN is on a blacklist.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:04 pm 
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removed a load of kitchen deals. we should call them and get them to do quotes and waste their time.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:27 am 
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we do not want to buy kitchens!!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:06 am 
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what kind of kitchens?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:07 pm 
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they must be something special for nerds. i remove them from here and my own forums.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:36 am 
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Star Trek kitchens?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:16 pm 
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you should see my second kitchen here. It is full of nerdgasim. When I can take my motor bike out and rc cars it will be a full gaming den.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:10 pm 
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Damn we are getting flooded with these spammers.

Time to look into better defenses :/

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:24 pm 
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They make legit accounts. They do it on my website too.

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