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Porn spam on the rise

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Have you ever bought anything as a result of reading an e-mail spam?

  1. Yes

    3 vote(s)
    13.6%
  2. No

    19 vote(s)
    86.4%
By Phantasm66
Aug 9, 2002
  1. God I hate it! There's nothing worse than opening your mail box to find some unsolicited rubbish about having sex with school girls (yeah, sure they are.... or wait, read on, perhaps they are :( ) when its easy enough to find that sort of thing on the internet anyway.

    If I want to look at porn, believe me I can find it. I don't need it poured into my mail box every morning. And I certainly don't need references to bestiality and paedophilia. :evil:

    One thing that makes me very angry is that a child could sign up for a hotmail account quite innocently, and then get bombared with this stuff.

    I have one hotmail account that gets about 150 mails a day. 99 per cent of this is spam and about 80-90 per cent of that is porn stuff. (The rest being the usual BS about debt consolidation, getting a "free" degree and what's the best way to make my male anatomy 2 x bigger... )

    I also question whether this sort of unsolicited mail is even a very good means of advertisement at all. I believe that the vast majority of people find this kind of thing so annoying that even if they did happen to read a spam that thought was interesting they would not buy anything on principal.

    More is to the point, I believe that spam is so annoying that practically no one at all even reads it.

    I move that it should be banned from the internet. (Next on my agenda being that pop-up windows.... ;) )




    source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/26589.html
     
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    [​IMG]

    http://www.spamfaq.net

    http://www.spamfaq.net/spam-evils.shtml

    Sounds like me on a Friday night! ;) j/k
     
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    My sister (9 years old at the time) got an e-mail account at hotmail.. The same week she signed up, she recieved two handfuls of SPAM porn.

    I'm all for sex education, but that's hardly an approprate way to present such a thing.

    Of course, to sign up with hotmail (or surf the Internet for that matter) you are supposed to be 13 years of age, but even so....

    She was getting things with titles that I'm actually not at liberty to say on this forum.

    I am proud to say I have never, and will never consider patronizing any SPAMmer with my time, money or good will. If I had the ability, I would totally remove SPAM and SPAMmers from existance into the inky blackness of non-dimensional space where they would be tortured eternally by having millions of stacks of letters piled on them each hour.
     
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    13 is still a minor.

    Maybe I might not have found this sort of thing shocking at that age but lots of other kids would have.

    No one has the right to rob a child of their innocence.

    Have a read at the FAQ I linked to, its got some really interesting stuff.

    Something to be aware of: NEVER NEVER NEVER!!! Reply to the Click here to have your address removed from the mailing list part of a SPAM! If you do, the server will have a reaction something like this:

    "YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSS!!!! A real person and NOT a dummy address! Next time I am cleaning the mailing lists to remove what are suspectedly bogus addresses, this is going RIGHT into the database of ones I know are legit!"
     
  5. Cucumber

    Cucumber TS Rookie Posts: 154

    I have a hotmail account, and i did receive a large quantity of spam emails, not Pornographic in particular, but mainly companies trying to convince me to sign up for a University Diploma, and how i can lower my APR.....like i wanna know that :rolleyes:

    And i found the only way i could takle this, is to build up a HOOOGE block sender list, which is fast approching the 200 mark:dead:

    I say we burn all makers of spam emails, in power stations, to stop use of fossil fuels ;)
     
  6. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Who wants to join me in my massive DDoS attack on spam sites, one by one? :D

    I agree w/ all of you.

    There is also another way, Cuc, there is always another way ;)
     
  7. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 536

    Hotmail should increase the max length of the block list ...

    Mine is full so i can't block more than 255 masks :(

    and why do they add the size of the junk mail folder to the account used size ??? :mad:
     
  8. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    The way things have been going lately, this may be legal soon. :eek: Every man/woman for himself/herself on the Internet!
     
  9. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,606   +287

    They just don't seem to understand that natural penis enlargement via pills or buying used school girls underwear is of no interest to me. My yahoo, btinternet and hotmail accounts all get spammed with loads of trash. Just came back from two weeks holiday to several hundred spread across my mail accounts :(
     
  10. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    LOL!

    Exactly, my man, exactly! Why can't they seem to realise that I am just plain not interested in peeping into the dorm of some 16 year old virgins....



    Who the hell voted YES???!?
     
  11. Cryo

    Cryo TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Yeah I've had a problem with porn spam over the last year or so. On my old undergraduate email account I prided myself on keeping it spam free for 3 and a half years. Then all the sudden half way through my senior year I start getting hammered with all these spam emails. I was recieving about 20 a day, usually 3/4 of which was porn. To this day I don't know how they got the email address, but apparently I wasn't the only one at the university with the same problem. I hear that network operations is thinking about forcing a double server prefix on all the incomming emails to try and slow down the spam since at times it kills the bandwidth. (i.e. from username@university.edu to username@server.server.university.edu)
     
  12. Snowy Commando

    Snowy Commando TS Rookie Posts: 148

    My Hotmail account is flooded with porn that filters straight to the junk mail folder! :dead:
     
  13. JAV

    JAV TS Rookie Posts: 210

    That alone makes it worthwhile to keep it going, IMO! Round the sickies up & let everyone know who they are & where they live! :grinthumb

    I don't have this 'spam' problem, but then I don't have a Hotmail account. I do have a firewall (Sygate), AVS (Grisoft) & my ISP (Earthlink) provides excellent filters. I ONLY get emails from ppl that I have previously emailed. All others can PM me. :cool:

    I saw a news clip on a FBI sting in America concerning this & there are some very important ppl (clergy, Gov, etc) that are having to do a LOT of explaining about why they are on the website lists. :blackeye:

    HANG 'EM ALL! :mad:
     
  14. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    Third of spam is porn



    source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/26805.html

    see also:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/26771.html

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/26589.html
     
  15. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,606   +287

    Didn't it originally say "Do you think that porn spam mail is on the rise?".
    I'm sure it said something like that when I voted yes.
     
  16. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    no, the question differed from the title of the post. we all know its on the rise.

    you wanna retract your vote?
     
  17. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,606   +287

    Dunno... I am currently eyeing up a pair of those used schoolgirl panties...
    Erm... Yes... I would like to retract my vote ;)
     
  18. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +7

    I've removed your yes vote, you are now free to vote no if you wish.
     
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