Tag Archives for E-mail spam

Where Did That Email Come From?

An interesting new tool from the guys behind the controversial DidTheyReadIt?: LocationMail. (For some posts on DidTheyReadIt, check out here, here, here and here.) LocationMail tells you where e-mail was sent from. It uses the most accurate data in the world to … Continue reading

25. March 2005 by jeremy
Categories: Email, Phishing, Privacy, Software, apps, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

The Grim Reality Of The Phishers

Good piece in this month’s US Banker magazine on phishing. Some tidbits: Phishing is getting more and more sophisticated. I’ve detailed some of those tricks in this blog, but here’s one I hadn’t heard of: Crooks [the unfortunately named Ted … Continue reading

01. March 2005 by jeremy
Categories: Phishing | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Grim Reality Of The Phishers

Putting Spam Inside Your Email: SpEmail?

Here’s a novel way to get advertising into email without calling it spam: RelevantMail. RelevantMail, from a company called RelevantAds, inserts contextual ads into emails very much as Gmail does. Only the folk doing the inserting are your ISP: RelevantMail … Continue reading

01. March 2005 by jeremy
Categories: Email, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

A Better Way To Measure The Spam Flood

Here’s an interesting take on spam which helps illustrate how big a problem it has become. Florida-based email service ZeroSpam Net (0SpamNet) says (via email, afraid no URL available at time of writing) that current methods of measuring spam, as … Continue reading

07. December 2004 by jeremy
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Scams, Dialers And Urban Myths

When is a scam a scam or an urban myth? Dinah Greek of Computeractive writes that Britain’s premium rate line watchdog is being inundated with calls from worried consumers about scams that turn out to be untrue. One email warns … Continue reading

02. December 2004 by jeremy
Categories: Scams | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Lycos And One Way Not To Deal With Spam

Lycos Europe, according to The Register, is distributing “a special screensaver in a controversial bid to battle spam”. Make Love Not Spam “sends a request to view a spam source site. When a large number of screensavers send their requests … Continue reading

27. November 2004 by jeremy
Categories: Spam | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 comment

Email Newsletters And Reputation Maintenance

It always surprises me how companies which try to present an image of good email practices (i.e., don’t spam) let their standards slip so easily, and their reputations with it. In June 2003 I signed up for Click2Asia, an online … Continue reading

19. November 2004 by jeremy
Categories: Spam | Tags: , , , , , | 2 comments

A New Kind Of Anti-Spam?

Here’s a new anti-spam service which takes a somewhat different approach. RI-based Mail Cruncher works, not by looking at content, but by rating emails according to the reliability of their sender. “In business, I decide to trust other companies based … Continue reading

23. September 2004 by jeremy
Categories: Spam | Tags: , , , , , | 1 comment

Spam Historians

Interesting piece by TechWeb News on Microsoft employee Raymond Chen, who has “saved every spam message and virus-laden e-mail he’s received at work since 1997”. More intriguingly, he has “graphed the spams and viruses to create a cool visual representation … Continue reading

20. September 2004 by jeremy
Categories: Spam | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Spam Historians

More Options For Spam-Free Email

A couple of other options for email users looking to kill off spam, viruses etc. Walla.com (thanks, Rob) is a free, 1 gigabyte thing with a very simple sign-up process. Nevada-based Komodo (love the name, love the lizard) said yesterday … Continue reading

11. September 2004 by jeremy
Categories: Email, Malware, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

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