Bulk Folder woes...

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Lastnight, I cleaned out OE ( I use it to post here) and both my http://
based webmail accounts I have - to include their bulk folders.  This morning
I get up and there were already 48 items in my ISP Bulk folder w/
attachments all 180K in size from some trojan bot named Bhu**  something or
other. ** indicates a range between a  and z, 0 thru 9.

Since I notice alot of you use bogus reply to email lines in the headers of
your posts, and I'd love to know how you do this -- and two...if this is an
effective solution to deal with chitloads of Spam I seem to get.





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CJofVP wrote:

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OE:  Tools > Accounts > News
Select your news account
Click Properties
Change the email ID to:

   this.is.a.fake@example.invalid

Click OK, Click Close

The domain "example" is reserved for .. well .. examples. The TLD (Top
Level Domain) "invalid" is used to prevent all conforming mail servers
to not bother to even try to send an email.

Since your ID is already harvested, it is toast. Get yourself a new one,
not easily guessable, and guard it with your life.


Sidebar:
Q:  "Why does my PC run so slow when I connect to the interweb?"
A1: "Because it is relaying hundreds of spam emails every minute."
A2: "Because it is sending virus-laden emails to everyone in your
     address book."

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   -bts
   -Warning: I brake for lawn deer

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I'll experiment with it. Thanks for the reply.

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I take it this is what you had in mind.
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C J. wrote:

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Yes, pretty much so.

Sidenote:  why is it whenever I post the suggestion to use the munged
domain name "example" in the literal sense, almost everyone uses
something else?  Like "html". The domains example.com/net/org have been
set aside to use for these kinds of functions.

"html.com" and .net and .org are all owned by somebody. Each time
someone uses a valid name (even with an invalid TLD) the chances are
increased that a spammer will use the domain and suffix it with all
known TLDs.

Change it to:   no.reply@example.invalid   <-- exactly like this

Please consider not top-posting on Usenet.

--
   -bts
   -Warning: I brake for lawn deer

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OK, Dad!!  Sheesh!!  And I considered not top-posting which I vastly
prefer over this.  But I will stay with my usual style.  I am too old to
change now.  (G)

Figgs

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Heather wrote:

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"Now listen up, and listen good, kid."  

"Git yer durn-tootin' mouse-thing down thar whar she belongs!"

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   -John Wayne
   -Warning: I brake for bison and bad guys with six-shooters

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Ok, changed.  Although I have an idea already of what it is . . . could you
define Top posting? would you mean starting with a new post?
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Top-posting is .. posting up here at the top .. instead of down there
below the quoted text (like that which I haven't completely trimmed for
example). Read on, though.

C J. wrote:

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[snippage]

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..and posting down here is the preferred method, after trimming
non-relevant parts (including signatures below the "-- " line.

--
   -bts
   -Warning: I brake for lawn deer

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The preferred method IS top-posting on most of the Microsoft ng's.....so
there is no hard and fast rule......

See comment at the end.....known as "bottom-posting".....(sounds a bit
rude, actually....lol)

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Only if you are *anal* or your name is Peter Seiler.  (snicker)

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Warning.....I brake for buffalo and bearded beauregards.
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Heather wrote:

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Yeah, that is Microsloth, alright. The Real Usenet, especially the
technical groups, prefers it down there. My old standby:

open the front cover and begin reading there?
the back cover and end up at the front or do you
chapter one or do you start somewhere near
When reading a book, do you start at

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Bottom-posting:  http://www.markmarek.com/ :-)

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</runs&shaves>

--
   -bts
   -Warning: I brake for lawn deer

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