Domain Listing Notification scam
Posted by JAG Manager

This scam is about "Domain name search engine registration" and telling you it's time to send in your registration.  Funny though, 'cause I've never registered with them before....

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The Chinese Scam
Posted by JAG Manager

If you haven't seen this one before, just be aware that it's going around, again.  You receive an email like below...

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Spam overload
Posted by JAG Manager

No doubt you have noticed the massive increase in spam coming in lately and all the current anti-spam technology doesn't seem to be able to do much about it.  I've actually killed off my primary personal email address because it was getting over 300 spam messages/day - ridiculous and you'd reckon the idiot spammers would realise that too much is a bad thing.  Anyway, a new service has been installed on the server and I will be implementing a test of it this weekend.

Greylisting will inspect every email that comes in and hold it until the sending server retries.  When the retry occurs and it matches the initial information it will then validate the sender and allow the emails through.  This can cause a delay in receipt of mail though as the retry period for the mail is dependent on the sending server and can be as quick as a few minutes or up to 4 hours.  It may be that this is unworkable but I won't know until I try it.  If I start getting complaints I will just disable the service and we get spam back.

Unsolicited marketing and SEO emails
Posted by JAG Manager

Every day I get maybe 5, 6 emails all wanting to make my website number 1 in search engine rankings.  They apparently don't even look at my website to determine that's what I do???!!!  That alone tells me that they have no interest whatsoever in my business but are merely trying to suck $$$'s out of me.  Whether they actually do anything other than take your money is an unknown quantity because there is no real way that you can check to see if any adjustments they may make actually work.

 

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