denny: (This way up)
Just a reminder of something I re-post every now and then; if you know my main email address (the one at metamathics), please don't put it into any 'tell your friend about this' websites. Or indeed do anything with it except use it to send me email. If you'd like to send me info via a website or otherwise let strangers contact me, feel free to use denny@btsuck.org (which is already painfully well-known to spambots). So far my metamathics domain has managed to stay clear of spam and I'd like it to stay that way for as long as possible - ta :)
denny: (Toon)
...which hopefully will be satisfying, if I can figure out the details. The company who are sending the spam (on behalf of the company who I think I'll end up taking to court) are called DBS Datamarketing Ltd. They were previously called Emailmovers and/or Database Solutions. They've ignored any number of remove requests and angry rants cc'ed to their unsubscribe addresses, and I'd really prefer to get them as well, if I can. Anybody else run across them?

Anyway, obviously the people who pay them are ultimatedly responsible, and tonight I've received a third spam from a UK company whose Marketing Director replied to my 'stop sending me spam' email (which was in reply to their first spam (of those which I've kept)) saying that he was very sorry and would personally talk to Emailmovers about the problem. So that seems like a fairly clear failure to opt me out, let alone the initial failure to opt me in.

Does anybody know anyone who has successfully put one of these cases through? I can only find one by googling, and I don't know how difficult it is to prove the point, and how you decide how much damages to try to claim etc. Any informed advice would be very very welcome at this stage.
denny: (OMGWTFLOLBBQ)
Found in the spam-trap at work today:
DEAR BUYER.

THANKS FOR WANTING TO BUY ANITIQUITIES FROM US PLEASE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED CONTACT US AND REPLY ALSO TO US. 
WE ARE IN AFRICA AND WE HAVE MORE THAT 58 OLD OLD ANTIQUITIES WE WANT TO SELL. WE DO NOT TALK TOO MUCH WE 
CAN SEND THEM TO YOU WHEN YOU TEST THEM YOU THEN SEND US MONEY OK OK GOOD.
BELOW ARE SOME OF THEM AS HAVE BEEN SCANNED.
LISTEN SOME OF THEM ARE STIL AT THE PLACE OF SHRINE BUT ANY ONE YOU WANT WE PROMISE YOU THAT WE SHALL DELIVER 
IT OR YOU COME HAVE IT TEST IT. OK?OK WE HAVE THE ONE OF 582 YEARS OLD CALLED NWAYIMMAN OJI FROM IGBO LAND IN 
ANCIENT IGBO LAND MANY MANY OK OK OK.
I WAIUT TILL YOU WRITE.
BYE

ODINALAOKA.
SELLERS BOSS.
Now correct me if I'm wrong, but did that man just offer to rob a shrine for us? :)
denny: (Loser)
Not content with filling my inbox with junk, now they're ganging up on me... these two made it through my filters right on top of each other:

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Meta.

Oct. 2nd, 2006 05:08 pm
denny: Photo of me wearing my beloved silly hat.  It's wuzzy! (WTF?)
Today I got ICQ spam apparently asking me to grammar-check their 419 spam:

(17:02:16) 322069865: hello!
please, help me with translation. the following is good for English? -
I kindly ask you to consider 2 mentioned variants of joint operation organization and as soon as possible to inform us your opinion as per present question.
I am ready to leave for you immediately on your request. In case of necessity in the further information, which can be needed for the discussion, we are ready to submit it immediately.
or I made mistakes?
denny: (OMGWTFLOLBBQ)
Last night I got my home PC up and running and online (yay!). So I reconnected, for the first time in five weeks, to my secondary email inbox. My primary inbox receives personal email via my new domain, plus my LJ notifications and a few mailing lists I'm on. The secondary inbox is the one that all my old addresses are directed into, including the main contact addresses for BT Suck and UK Fetish Info.

Needless to say, the spam to real-mail ratio in the secondary inbox is fairly impressive. After five weeks of neglect, it had managed to accumulate 25,570 emails! I set the spam filters loose on them at 11pm last night, and at 10am this morning they'd managed to check 87% of them - the vast majority of which had disappeared into the junk folder. Hopefully it will have finished the rest off by the time I get home from work today :)

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