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« on: 13 June 2002, 19:17:00 »

OK I hate to be anal about this, but having been stalked in the past I get really really worried about stuff like this!

I got an email today to my Wren@santharia.com account from a adc1224  entitled 'Look,my beautiful girl friend'

1. I am not beautiful

2. I'm not curently anyone's girlfriend

3. The message was totally blank, but huge with no attachments (156k)....so it's either a virus or something worse

4. The email address of the sender does not function, so I cannot clarify who sent it......

If anyone on the board sent it (i presume so, as I rarely use the wren addy for any other purpose), do me a favour and own up, cos you've scared me quite considerably.

You may use my other email to do this (mbytase@nottingham.ac.uk), otherwise I will go into complete paranonia mode and delete the email address completely and will be rather loathed to publish it on the site in future......


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« Reply #1 on: 13 June 2002, 21:21:00 »

I felt guilty when I read the topic of the thread ... though I didn't wrote any E-Mails! ... Not that I would remember anyway!! :


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Don't know but the E-Mail sounds like standard spam to me, better have a virus scanner in-place but I don't guess that anyone would send around empty Mails...
When you flip around the meaning it would be more one of the spam mails I'd receive if I wouldn't have spam-filters in place when some kind of dumb-a** sends around porno-ad pretending it to be private pics of their girlfriend.
Sometimes ICQ gets flooded with such things, too, my favourite is one about Anja and "don't know", I get this stupid post every day I'm logged in via ICQ, the text never varied.
So I wouldn't worry about it too much, such things happen, they're annoying bbut they happen...

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« Reply #2 on: 13 June 2002, 21:22:00 »

You're awake at weird times, Wrenie... my computer just finished working so I had to get up, what's your excuse? :b  

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« Reply #3 on: 14 June 2002, 00:25:00 »

This is a virus, Wren, delete such mails immediately. Don't worry, nobody of these virus senders knows you personally. Whenever you get mails with attachments from people you don't know, delete them right away. There's also an extremely nasty virus currently out, which is supposedly sent from microsoft.com and tells you that you have to update your Explorer, you only have to execute setup.exe... Be warned! They are pretty dangerous!!!


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« Reply #4 on: 14 June 2002, 00:38:00 »

waow. I've been getting those e-mails too, Wren. Except I've gotten SEVERAL, the last one being from Viresse@santharia.com. They seem to be from different addresses, and they always contain different subjects.  I sometimes am not too quick with reading mail, so I had two different letters with the EXACT SAME FILE SIZE at one point. That's when I realized what the deal was.

And I recieved that Microsoft Update letter, though from this Comp I am unable to download anything and it went without incident.

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« Reply #5 on: 14 June 2002, 02:19:00 »

*feels a bit better*

Err....I was at the pub til 1am yesterday, so I posted when I got home.


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« Reply #6 on: 14 June 2002, 04:26:00 »

If you don't want spam on ICQ, consider switching to Trillian - you'll get absolutely no spam messages there, Koldar!


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« Reply #7 on: 14 June 2002, 08:05:00 »

Yeah, but Trillian is still in Beta, and it contains a lot of bugs...
But Trillian is the best choise!

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« Reply #8 on: 15 June 2002, 09:50:00 »

there are also programs out there that randomnly generate email addys to send emails...

what they do is they create a word...say gorf...then send the letter to gorf@hotmail.com...now...if the program gets an email back saying that it was not able to send then it makes another word otherwise it sends the email to all of

gorf1@hotmail.com
gorf2@hotmail.com
gorf3@hotmail.com...etc.

just cuz you get an email does not mean that you were added to any lists...even though these programs normally do have lists...and also does not mean that it was sent to you by someone who knows your email address...you can keep it completely and totally secret and still get spam...

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« Reply #9 on: 16 June 2002, 07:45:00 »

So it's not just me getting a large amount of spammy emails with viruses? I haven't paid attention to which email address they are coming "to" but it's to my 'private' email which is what the Santharian email re-directs to... I'll pay more attention to who they are writing to, and who's writing them... Perhaps we've got a "Santharian Virus Stalker" or something equally as annoying and yet comical??

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« Reply #10 on: 16 June 2002, 08:13:00 »

*has terrible images of a Santh virus stalker*


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« Reply #11 on: 16 June 2002, 14:33:00 »

It is - they are coming through to the Uragel@santharia.com email address - just got another two

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We developed this free immunity tool to defeat the malicious virus.
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Both the same email... :

<whiney voice> ARRRRT make it stop :(

Is there any way that you can sweet talk your ISP / email service provider to not allow attachments..? "or something"

Coz' if I keep getting them, I'm gonna have to stop using the @Santharia.com email addy - and that's going to be a pain, coz' I just set it up with it's own little folder in my outlook and everything.. :|  

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« Reply #12 on: 17 June 2002, 15:46:00 »

Ury! Forgive me if I'm going down a well beaten road, but if an email comes in. Any email with an attachment. And you know, that no one has just previously said they are going to send you an email with an attachment, Just delete it without question.

example:

If an email does come in that is from a member of Santharia, but he or she has not stated earlier they would send you a file. When next you talk with them, ask them if they sent you an email with an attachment. If they haven't simply delete it. Most viruses require some action on your part. Like opening it or running it. You can leave a virus on your computer, and as long as it is not touched, or in this case opened. There is no problem.  

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« Reply #13 on: 17 June 2002, 16:11:00 »

yeah - that's what I do..

and I just got another two over night.. :|  

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« Reply #14 on: 17 June 2002, 16:16:00 »

*has set up junk mail filters, meaning I never have to deal with them again!*


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