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Thread: SPAM in USJ Fastmail

  1. #1
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    SPAM in USJ Fastmail

    Guys,

    I have just started using the USJ Fastmail and realised that there were so many Spam in it. It is all about Viagra & Drugs. Can the administrator do anything about this? I am reluctant to use it since it is hog with about 100 Spam mails everytime i refresh the page after i delete them.
    Brownee
    "Expressing opinion is never about right or wrong. It is all about acceptance."

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    Re: SPAM in USJ Fastmail

    I have used Fastmail since 2000 and never received any spam.

    Do you know how spammers track you down? One good possibility is through spyware that have invaded your PC while you surf the Internet. Mind you, these are NOT viruses. One of the target of spyware is to obtain info about you (like yr email address) and thus direct spam to your mailbox.

    How to remove spyware?
    I recommend that you go download the free spyware scanner from http://www.lavasoftusa.com. At that website, go to "download" and click on the "freeware" version of AdAware which is free for personal use.
    a) Once it is downloaded, install it.
    b) After installation, click on the link to update the software - just like virus scanners, it needs to be updated to be able to detect the latest spywares
    c) After updating, click on the "Scan now" button
    d) and in the window that follows, click on "Customise"
    e) at customise window, click on ALL the red buttons to switch them on to green
    f) then proceed to scan and wait

    You shouldn't be surprised to see that at the end of the scan, AdAware would have detected tens if not hundreds of spyware on your PC.

    g) click on the button to proceed and you will be shown a list of all the spywares.
    h) point at any one of them and click on your right mouse button
    i) in the popup menu, click on "select all"
    j) then proceed to delete ALL the spywares

    Once this is done, I suggest you reboot your PC and do the scan one more time - just to be sure all are deleted.

    As for the SPAM, the old ones may still come - you could try to unsubscribe. But I am quite sure with the spywares gone, it won't breed more new SPAM.

    By the way, do update the AdAware once in awhile and run the full scan if you are an avid web-surfer.

    We are sorry, we don't have the funds to invest in a SPAM filter on our server.

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    Smile Re: SPAM in USJ Fastmail

    brown, i used to receive a lot of spam/junk mails until i used the "block list" to, eh, block 'em!

    here's how: go to fastmail & click on "Options" at the bottom maroon-coloured bar. Once in, click on "Block List" & key-in the offenders' web address.
    What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple.
    Whether you are willing to do it, that's another matter.

    - Peter F. Drucker

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    Re: SPAM in USJ Fastmail

    Thank you so much kwchang. I will do that and report back on the progress.
    Brownee
    "Expressing opinion is never about right or wrong. It is all about acceptance."

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    Re: SPAM in USJ Fastmail

    It works !!!!!!!!! I have installed the software and clean my pc. I have less sapm now in the mail. Thanks again.
    Brownee
    "Expressing opinion is never about right or wrong. It is all about acceptance."

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    Re: SPAM in USJ Fastmail

    I heard my name being mentioned. Some people said some of my postings are dirty. So I need to be cleaned too.

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