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Spam since the EF registration - anyone else?
« on: 23.02.2007, 16:09:39 »

Hello everyfurry,

First of all, I am not angry, I got an effective spamfilter. But I got also an eMail-adress that is mostly spam-free. I used it to register for the EF and during the last week I started getting more and mroe spam.
I sorted out the places where I recently put my eMail-adress in and it is not alot since I am rather careful. The EF-Registration is one of them. The spam is mostly the gif-spam from the spamthrough-virus.

I know it could be any possible source, so I was wondering if anyone of you is experiencing similar things?

Greetings
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Re: Spam since the EF registration - anyone else?
« Reply #1 on: 23.02.2007, 17:22:23 »

We are definitely NOT telling anybody about your email address. We use your email ONLY to send you EF-Related stuff, such as confirmations and paymentreminders, and the occasional annoucement. Nobody else has access to our database except EF staff.

The spammer probably got your address out of the address book of someone's trojan infected PC ... that's where most of today's spam recipient adresses are harvested from. Possibly even your own ...
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Re: Spam since the EF registration - anyone else?
« Reply #2 on: 23.02.2007, 17:57:39 »

I did get one spam in German.  Nothing else.
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Re: Spam since the EF registration - anyone else?
« Reply #3 on: 23.02.2007, 22:26:02 »

I'm using the same address for EF registration every year (since 4 years now) ... not that I ever noted getting spam derived from that...
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Re: Spam since the EF registration - anyone else?
« Reply #4 on: 24.02.2007, 17:00:53 »

The same here, I never had any spam which could have been even remotely related to EF.
So I think it's purely a coincidence.
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Re: Spam since the EF registration - anyone else?
« Reply #5 on: 25.02.2007, 03:22:21 »

Ofcourse I know that nobody of you did it on purpose :-P

And yes, the gif-spam comes from infected PCs. So my eMail-adress landed on one. Since nobody else experinces it is, I can put EF off the list :P
There is only one more online-shop during that time that got my adress. I'm going for them now :-P

Thanks guys,

goodnight
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Re: Spam since the EF registration - anyone else?
« Reply #6 on: 07.06.2007, 11:32:11 »

i get spam every day, 90% of it being of a very dirty nature. it all gets sent to my trash can anyway
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Re: Spam since the EF registration - anyone else?
« Reply #7 on: 07.06.2007, 15:06:13 »

Thank you very much for this iportant information.
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Re: Spam since the EF registration - anyone else?
« Reply #8 on: 07.06.2007, 15:28:47 »

Nighty: at least i could resist posting my realy destroing thoughts on this earlier the day  *EG*


on topic:

i'm getting no spam at all related to ef in any kind ...  maybe my server's filter is just too good :)

and yes:  i vote for not letting M$ users sign up for furrycons  ;-P


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Re: Spam since the EF registration - anyone else?
« Reply #9 on: 07.06.2007, 16:00:53 »

and yes:  i vote for not letting M$ users sign up for furrycons  ;-P

NOW I'm happy I use a Mac  :o ;)

Jojo

PS: Don't have too many problems with spam either. About 5 a day or so...perhaps 10.
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Re: Spam since the EF registration - anyone else?
« Reply #10 on: 07.06.2007, 16:16:33 »

Ey somewolf - know what? You even have somedirty MS-Users on the sec-team-mailing list *g* Better sort them out before we infect the secret FIA-servers...
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Re: Spam since the EF registration - anyone else?
« Reply #11 on: 07.06.2007, 18:00:21 »

tekki:  there's no such thing  ....i mean secteam

ok maybe we should move chatting to irc no?

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