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Diablosblizz
Hey, I just got a very rude email from somebody (never got the email), it was a Penis Enlargement (Sorry for that word), and personally, I don't want this come to my email bin, even though my Security puts it in the trash, I still don't want it. I have Direct Admin - and I enabled the Spamassassin, and changed my Spam Setup, and I still get this? I had my Threshold at low, but I just increased it to 7.5.

And this isn't it, I also get Hacked Microsoft Products, and sites that said that I've registered there, but when I try to login, theres no accounts. I have never used this account for registering with anything, its a site email, and I use my Gmail for that.

So what can I do to prevent. All this stuff coming to me, is anybody else getting or gotten this before, and how did you remove it?

Thanks.

P.S Again, sorry for the word "Penis" I wanted you to know what I was talking about.
Bondings
If you use a catch-all email address, then disable it otherwise they will send emails to random addresses.

If that's not the case, then somehow some spammer got your email address and it's probably already on an email list. If possible, changing your email address is the best solution.

Unfortunately there are always some spam emails that will get through all filters - and I this won't change anytime soon. I doubt there are people here with an active email address and not getting any spam. What you described is what most people get.

Most spam emails are about penis enlargements, viagra/cialis, diet pills, (illegal) software and stock exchange information. Basically anything that earns them money. And yes, some people are so stupid to actually buy that stuff from the emails.

There are also some phishing emails trying to get your login information/password. Don't try to login on website you don't know and don't click on the links from those emails.

Also, don't worry about using words like "penis". You are allowed to use all existing English words, as long as you don't use them in a vulgar, racist or insulting way.
Diablosblizz
Quote:
If you use a catch-all email address, then disable it otherwise they will send emails to random addresses.


Sorry, am I supposed to enable something? Not sure what I should do cause it says to catch it all, then disable? Sorry, I do not understand.
Bondings
Diablosblizz wrote:
Quote:
If you use a catch-all email address, then disable it otherwise they will send emails to random addresses.


Sorry, am I supposed to enable something? Not sure what I should do cause it says to catch it all, then disable? Sorry, I do not understand.

I mean the "Catch-All E-Mail" from DirectAdmin. But it's not enabled in your DA account, so that is not the problem.
Diablosblizz
Alright, I guess the best I can do is either check if the Threshold detected it, or if it didn't to just ignore it.

Thanks.
Marston
Most of the time, once you get spam emails, you're not going to stop getting them (even filters aren't perfect), and you can only expect more and more spam emails. IMO, the only real way to solve a serious spam problem is to get a new email, however, this solution is highly impractical.


Crying or Very sad
Arnie
And after getting a new address you should be careful with it on the Internet. Don't just post it like this: user@something.frih.net but for example user[at]something[dot]frih[dot]net, or user@something.nosp@m.frih.net, or in a small PNG image.

This includes putting the address in a mailto: link, as spam harvesters check those too, even if the address is only in the link and not as text on the page.
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