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Author Topic: Greeting card and PDF attachments in emails  (Read 1665 times)

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Offline cmhjeff

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Greeting card and PDF attachments in emails
« on: July 12, 2007, 05:04:46 PM »
So tired of getting SPAM junk email telling me I've gotten a greeting card from someone or an email with a PDF file attached. Between us both we get 10 to 15 emails like this daily. I'm sure it's a virus and won't open them but sure wish we could get them to stop but because they always seem to come from different names we can't set it up for SPAM or junk mail blocker. Damn hackers!

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Greeting card and PDF attachments in emails
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2007, 08:17:48 PM »
So tired of getting SPAM junk email telling me I've gotten a greeting card from someone or an email with a PDF file attached. Between us both we get 10 to 15 emails like this daily. I'm sure it's a virus and won't open them but sure wish we could get them to stop but because they always seem to come from different names we can't set it up for SPAM or junk mail blocker. Damn hackers!



Jeff,

I just recently read theres a lot of this going around, and there's a very good chance, that this spam can contain viruses. I also believe that greetingcards.com and hallmark. com , put warnings out on this. Just continue to delete them.

I have already told most of my correspondences, that I will not accept the greeting cards that they may send.


Take care--Ray


You may be able to set up some filters in your Email  account to prevent getting this junk. Check into it.
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

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Offline allanq

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Re: Greeting card and PDF attachments in emails
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007, 04:45:19 PM »
I use the following filters in Microsoft Entourage to send these annoying e-mails straight to the "Delete" folder:

Filter 1:
If the subject contains ".pdf" send to "Delete" (or "Junk") folder

Filter 2"
If the subject contains "you've received a" send to "Delete" (or "Junk") folder

So far, these two filters have been 100% effective. Who knows what they'll come up with next in order to get around these filters.
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Offline RapidRod

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Re: Greeting card and PDF attachments in emails
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007, 08:19:08 PM »
Jeff, I use Norton Internet Security and it sends all that stuff to spam.

Offline Blixer

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Re: Greeting card and PDF attachments in emails
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2007, 10:17:12 PM »
We have seen a great increase in these over the past few weeks at work.  We subscribe to a state level filter and they say that their filtering has been catching over 2,500 unique pieces of spam per minute over the past 4 weeks.  And still several are getting through.  And yes, I'm sure that no matter how we figure out to block the spam, the spammers will figure a way around it.  There must be a load of money in that stuff out there someplace.
David
Diagnosed 1/9/06
8/27/2007 CD4 598, 29%, VL 58 (72 wks)
11/19/2007 CD4 609, 30%, VL < 50 (84 wks)
2/11/2008 CD4 439, 27%, VL <50 (96 wks)
5/5/2008 CD4 535, 28%, VL <50 (108 wks)
10/20/2008 CD4 680, 28%, VL <50 (132 wks)
Changed to Atripla in 2012
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Offline BT65

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Re: Greeting card and PDF attachments in emails
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2007, 10:19:35 PM »
My internet is Comcast, and they block the spam pretty well.  I don't open anything when I don't know where it's coming from. 
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

 


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