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TheWitchdoctor
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Icon 1 posted April 03, 2012 15:11      Profile for TheWitchdoctor     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And my name deals with flying broken birds. Aircraft.

Bit behind most of you but I come from a train wreck of NCR 500, Honeywell GCOS6 and Wang C88's for my carbon dating. Build many tower PC's over time...but I didn't keep up with the tech of things.

I have the need to be with Hughesnet, 18 miles by boat. Enough said there but their techs and Norton and IYogi, they are lucky I'm not in access of the toys I know.

Got a spammer on my ass. I don't remember how to read the "Properties" code in an email. Above techs won't tell me and Harry, Frank and George from India you can't understand.

So Norton 360 is wiping out valid sites whenever I ID the emails as spam. I get calls many times a week. Can't help them much for they got hacked.

So if someone would take my stupid mind through the drill of finding the IP address and path relay to the said techs above, maybe I can get more work done helping others.

BTW the emails, no links, just 1000 character chain of crap, some true, copied into an email body. Single addressee. Seems to be migrating to others.

If you can help out, thanks.

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Icon 1 posted April 03, 2012 18:42      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If you can see the 'headers,' you want to look for the "Received from" section. Read them from bottom to top, oldest to newest. The IP addresses featured are usually servers, rarely the client. Many webmail systems, other than GMail, have headers that say something like 'X-Originally-From' (hotmail/yahoo?). Others are clever and have the first Received as "Received from: x.y.z.q via HTTP" indicating that it was a webclient.

That being said, spam is simply a nuisance, and most e-mail sysadmins run good/decent antispam filters, so I'm at a slight loss as to what your actual problem is. It almost sounds like you might have been phished, and your account is generating spam, not the other way around. This is a very common problem these days, and once it's happened, the only thing you can do is to change your password. You can't escape the bouncebacks ("Message undeliverable") that aim to 'return to sender' (in this case, you).

Alternatively, another ugly problem is Joe Jobbing, whereby someone spoofs your address in a spam campaign, which is impossible to prevent. There's no real FUSSP, so the MARID solution du jour will be limited in reach, though its proponents will guarantee results! Joe Jobbing will result in the aformentioned NDRs and be just as irritating, though less risky.

I wish all spammers and phishers would just die.

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The Weapons in the HOLD are many. Military background, sources I can't say.

Weed begone if I knew his IP correctly anymore.

Trying to decode his properties and IP's and the masterblaster is turned on. Albiet, I wish no harm to others.

I'm not a geek like any of you. Just a Wicked Worrior who is not afraid to fail.

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Went thru the drill with Hughesnet on Non Deliverables, got the warning shot that Spam was being generated from me for I was getting emails appearing to be real from Hughesnet and a link. Well their techs don't care who is impersonating them even within their own system.

The unfortunate reality now, with Norton 360, legit domains are getting blocked/reported, including friends, go back in and unblock them.

Time to set asside a bottle of scotch and motrin for a rainy day. Run the check on what you have mentioned. Then a run with a plagiarism checker for the source text, is dissertation format of one on some serious drugs and a hacker would not have the time to write nor is it a format that any OCR program could handle. Could be wrong there.

Thanks

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Get Gmail.

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