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    Default Spam has been increasing

    Lately I have seen spam to my inbox increasing quite a bit.

    Interesting to note that the email address I see the largest increases in casino spam is the email address that I never (repeat NEVER) use for anything except contact with affiliate companies so it's pretty clear that our emails are being traded and sold more often all the time.

    Here is the latest, and this spammer appears to be using a yahoo account to send his drivel.

    Following is the header, I have edited my mail server and email account out however have left the rest intact.
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    Received: from yahoo.com [41.241.182.53] by mail01.xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    (SMTPD-9.10) id AE8804DC; Tue, 10 Aug 2010 18:11:20 -0400
    Received: from server ([127.0.0.1]) by server ([127.0.0.1]) with SMTPSVC;
    Wed, 11 Aug 2010 00:16:44 +0200
    Message-ID: <81b7aaa9ab23b6551116ffc605503977@yahoo.com>
    From: "15 Free Chips" <casino_offers@yahoo.com>
    To: "emailremoved" <emailremoved>
    Subject: SPAM-ConnectionCheckFail 15 Free Chips. No Deposit Needed.
    Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 00:16:44 +0200
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
    boundary="----=MailPart0000_0010_F2923424"
    X-IMAIL-SPAM-DNSBL: (abuseat,ce8801820000fc32,127.0.0.2)
    X-RCPT-TO: <emailremoved>
    Status: `
    X-IMail-Rule: <1 Needs sorted>S~X-IMail!OR!S~spam:1 Needs sorted Data- SPAM-CONNECTIONCHECKFAIL 15 F
    X-UIDL: 556979903
    X-IMail-ThreadID: ce8801820000fc32
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    This spammer is advertising Tropica Casino, and the affiliate link is
    xxhttp://tropicacasino.com/get/a/1135386

    If you are wondering what the SPAM marking is on the subject line, that is a rule written on the Mail server that appends the subject line of all mail sent that fails a simple dns connedction check fail.

    Honestly, I would love to tell the server to delete it all, but because there are SO MANY false positives from affiliate programs and casinos that fail some of the simple checks that some mail servers perform trying to determine if the mail is valid or spam I would miss quite a number of newsletters and could not communicate with a handful of affiliate managers.... (sigh)

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    Been receiving a crap load of spam lately. Blame it on the month August the worst for all kinds of irritants.

    Derail

    Defcon ATM machines defeated. Ethical hacker purchases an ATM machine strips it down spends two years looking for bugs. Success finally, he can remotely have ATM spit out cash or in person. Major financial institutions hire him immediately.

    interesting...

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    Anyone getting the Kevin Miller casino spam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slotplayer View Post
    Anyone getting the Kevin Miller casino spam?
    None in my spam file but here is brief list.

    From:

    Europalace
    chocolate poker
    wowcasinobonus
    coolcat
    Margret Gray
    Norma Davis
    Louise Hayes

    All have been dealt with have not received anymore FWIW.

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    I have recieved a lot of spam from the same domain: crazy-jackpots.com..

    The latest promoted VIP Casino (?)

    His/Hers link:

    hxxp://info.crazy-jackpots.com/u/gm.php?prm=rJOaz3F5My_120627370_213848_84751


    Redirects to:

    hxxp://www.scasino.com/promotions/LPs/555_200/en_usd_95174/index.html

    Aff link: hxxp://banner.scasino.com/cgi-bin/redir.cgi?id=N&member=27000000&profile=95174&lang= en

    Swiss Casino..

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    Here is the whois on the domain handling the redirect.

    Domain name: xxscasino.com
    Registered: 2000-02-09
    Expires: 2011-02-09

    Registrar: Com Laude
    Com Laude is a business name of Nom IQ Ltd, a UK based company.

    Registrant Contact:
    Domain Manager
    IGM Domain Name Services Limited
    Suite 711
    Europort 00000
    Gibraltar
    Phone: +350.78700
    Fax: +350.42671
    Email: admin@igmdnsgib.com


    Admin Contact:
    Domain Manager
    IGM Domain Name Services Limited
    Suite 711
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    Gibraltar
    Phone: +350.78700
    Fax: +350.42671
    Email: admin@igmdnsgib.com


    Technical Contact:
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    Phone: +350.78700
    Fax: +350.42671
    Email: tech@igmdnsgib.com


    Nameservers:
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    Default Staggering amounts of spam

    We recently had to upgrade our mail server do to the overwhelming amounts of spam we receive. Alan our tech guru put together some numbers for us that I want to share with you:

    And now for some interesting email spam factoids.
    • Symantec says 90% of all email is spam.
    • Our email server says 98% of all email is spam! On average our primary email server processes 25,000 email delivery attempts per hour.
    • During spam outbreaks our mail server has to process upwards of 60,000 email delivery attempts per hour.
    • Our email server simply "slams the door" on over 94% of the email delivery attempts because the emails came from know spam sources.
    • Only 1,500 of those 25,000 emails per hour (<6%) are actually processed for delivery by our primary email server.
    • Of the 1,500 emails processed per hour another 40% are flagged as spam with 60% of those being rejected.
    • Our backup/secondary email servers reject even more spam than our primary email server. Spammers like trying to use the back door to get in.
    • The spam that makes it to the average user's email inbox represents less than 1% of the spam that is sent.
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    BIG TIME!!!

    And from programs who normally dont do it ... been getting hit by Casino Rewards nearly everyday - the unsubscribe link obviousky hasn't worked.

    Most SPAMMED casinos are members of sponsors - clearly the code of conduct is a wash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    We recently had to upgrade our mail server do to the overwhelming amounts of spam we receive. Alan our tech guru put together some numbers for us that I want to share with you:

    And now for some interesting email spam factoids.
    • Symantec says 90% of all email is spam.
    • Our email server says 98% of all email is spam! On average our primary email server processes 25,000 email delivery attempts per hour.
    • During spam outbreaks our mail server has to process upwards of 60,000 email delivery attempts per hour.
    • Our email server simply "slams the door" on over 94% of the email delivery attempts because the emails came from know spam sources.
    • Only 1,500 of those 25,000 emails per hour (<6%) are actually processed for delivery by our primary email server.
    • Of the 1,500 emails processed per hour another 40% are flagged as spam with 60% of those being rejected.
    • Our backup/secondary email servers reject even more spam than our primary email server. Spammers like trying to use the back door to get in.
    • The spam that makes it to the average user's email inbox represents less than 1% of the spam that is sent.
    I'm guessing this is why you haven't replied to my email?
    Maybe you didn't get it


    Arkyt - send me one of the emails. I'll take care of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renee View Post
    I'm guessing this is why you haven't replied to my email?
    Maybe you didn't get it

    I haven't received an email from you Renee - Our system must be working..LOL
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    LOL

    My bad actually.. The GPWA avatar combined with your post totally confused me. I think I'm getting used to looking at the avatars rather than names here..

    I emailed Steven actually.. I think the part that confused me was that I just assumed it was the GPWA email system you were talking about..

    My bad, but maybe you could nudge Steven a little?
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    Done and done.
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    The owner of xttp://e.superior-brands.com is a spammer for sure. Their emails are very clever if you forward them all links are removed and each time you click on one of their links the casino if takes you to is a different casino.

    The first of which is Golden Tiger (Renee has now been informed and is onto them) but other casinos include All Slots, City Club, Ruby Fortune and many more each time I visit the link I get a different casino see for yourself.

    xttp://e.superior-brands.com/a/hBMXA6YB8KL89B8RcJoNcJaW75D/analonuk?LNAME=0012583563

    << That is the link they put behind the words "please notify us" in the below sentence at the base of their email!

    If you did not give permission to receive emails from this sender, please notify us
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    Guys I have a small request when it comes to spam - if you want us (the aff managers) to do something about it, and especially if the links are pointing to many different casinos, let us check it out before you post it on the forums. It's very easy for the culprit to go and take our casinos out of the loop once they see it posted here, and since we are all in different timezones, chances are that they see it before we do, which means we can't find who the affiliate is and therefore can't do a thing about it.

    I know it's for the greater good and all, but it's very frustrating to find that because something was posted in public that we can't do anything now.

    Thanks.
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    BAH! I have gotten promotions from 3-4 CR casinos the last month - every single one of those appeared to be internal promotions.

    Each time I click unsubscribe and get their auto responder >

    Thank you, you have been removed from our list.

    Regards,

    Casino Rewards.
    A week or so passes and I receive another promo from one of the other casinos. I'm hoping they finally honor the latest unsubscribe, but I won't be surprised if they dont.

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    Spam domains:

    From: Valeyrialucky7 at casinoultrabonuses dot com, amy at casinoultrabonuses dot com
    Topics: Win Big This Weekend, Giving away Big Money, Casino Give Away

    cabaretwinners23 dot com
    casinoultrabonuses dot com
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    majorbonuses dot com


    Subject:
    Launched in 2009, this is one of the most advanced online casinos on the web! It is sophisticated and classy and offers the latest and most exciting gaming technology! Licensed by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta and audited by Independent auditors, this casino is dedicated to fair gaming and has a reputation for providing players with the most cutting-edge gaming experience in a safe and secure environment. With a selection of over 400 games to choose from and new ones released every month there is no way you could ever be bored here, they also have a very friendly and efficient 24/7 support team that is always on hand to answer any queries and make your experience at this awesome casino just that much more pleasurable. Sign up and open an account, your life will just become more exciting by doing so.

    end----

    Currently spamming for Brightshare and The Palace Group. I did not receive these personally FWIW.

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    Ok Renne, I know that was aimed at me.

    I got it, I have been offically told off right. Bad Andy! I will give you much longer next time, I promise.

    Quote Originally Posted by Renee View Post
    Guys I have a small request when it comes to spam - if you want us (the aff managers) to do something about it, and especially if the links are pointing to many different casinos, let us check it out before you post it on the forums. It's very easy for the culprit to go and take our casinos out of the loop once they see it posted here, and since we are all in different timezones, chances are that they see it before we do, which means we can't find who the affiliate is and therefore can't do a thing about it.

    I know it's for the greater good and all, but it's very frustrating to find that because something was posted in public that we can't do anything now.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casinogod View Post
    Ok Renne, I know that was aimed at me.

    I got it, I have been offically told off right. Bad Andy! I will give you much longer next time, I promise.
    Not at all!
    To be honest, this has happened so many times over the last few months, it was aimed at everyone.

    arkyt - send me the emails.. or even just one of them. if there is an error with an internal newsletter unsubscribe, that needs to be fixed as its probably happening to others..

    If its an affiliate, I'd like to kick their ass.

    BTW guys, just as a side note, I know people get spam, but I don't know if an affiliate is spamming unless I get a complaint. Since we have so many affiliates sending mailers to legitimate double opt in lists, I can only assume that if I don't receive any complaints that the person is mailing a legitimate double opt in list. So if you get spam containing one of our brands, let me know!
    Email it to me, let me act on it, then once I have feel free to post to your hearts content. Just let me deal with it first so i can find who it is.

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