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    VPJunkie is offline Private Member
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    Default SPAM help for victims

    There are several ways to try to reduce or even avoid SPAM, if you want.

    (I need help with URL's and more info, please, GPWA members. )

    www.Mailwasher.net - lets you see all your mail before downloading it to your email program, so you can bounce garbage & viruses BEFORE they get on your computer.

    SpamArrest - an online service that you sign up for (not sure of cost) that *only* allows email thru that you've authorized. No harvesters can get thru this program.

    SpamCop - report repeated abuse here.

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    Hi there,
    I was using Spam Arrest for a while until I got this email from the manager of Associate Programs:

    Hi Jeff

    >Jeff here,
    >
    >I'm protecting myself from receiving junk mail.

    If you're using Spam Arrest you may want to think again.
    Read Markus Allen's article and follow the links after
    the article for the sordid story.

    >By Markus Allen

    >Would you be shocked to find out you've been secretly
    >involved in a conspiracy to create the fastest growing spam
    >list ever seen?
    >
    >If you're a Spam Arrest member, I might have some really bad
    >news for you.
    >
    >About 10 days ago, this spam-blocking service blasted a pitch
    >for their spam-reduction service. It was emailed to your
    >friends, family, and colleagues. And the really bad news is
    >they got those private email addresses from your email inbox --
    >with your permission! And get this... some of your savvy
    >techie friends might figure out that you're the source of the spam!
    >
    >This is very serious. It's so bad even your legitimate
    >email might never reach you.
    >
    >Here's the scoop:
    >
    >Spam Arrest filters unsolicited emails before they reach
    >your email software. There's no software to buy or updates
    >to worry about... everything is processed behind the scenes.
    >
    >The idea is simple... even brilliant. Your email inbox is
    >protected from spammers, and Spam Arrest gets paid
    >$34.95 a year 'til you say stop.
    >
    >If Spam Arrest determines that an email comes from a new
    >sender, it instantly sends a "challenge email only a human
    >is capable of answering". In simple speak, the sender must
    >visit Spam Arrest's Web site and type a code that appears on
    >the screen that can't be seen by computers. When the challenge
    >is answered, Spam Arrest instantly forwards the email to you
    >and permanently adds the sender to your "authorized sender list."
    > From that point on, the senders' email is delivered to you
    >without delay.
    >
    >But here's the hitch... your friend's email address is simultaneously
    >added to Spam Arrest's prospecting database, too. And get
    >this... you agreed to this arrangement when you tested
    >their service... here's the Web page with the fine print:
    >
    >http://www.fetch123.com/spam_arrest_legal
    >
    >Incredibly, Spam Arrest justifies the practice. For their
    >response, visit:
    >
    >http://www.fetch123.com/spam_arrest_reply
    >
    >Note: I've asked SpamArrest to confirm their stance. So far,
    >I have not received any response. Some have reported an
    >apology on their Web site, but it's no longer displayed as of today.
    >If there is a response, visit my archives for updates at:
    >
    >http://www.fetch123.com/731270
    >
    >What can you do?
    >
    >If you're a Spam Arrest user, stop supporting spammers and cancel
    >their service.
    >
    >By the way, be very careful... their terms of service reveals,
    >"Please note that for users of our services who do not become
    >Customers following the thirty (30) day f*ee trial period, we will
    >continue to monitor and track email sent to such user unless
    >and until the user completes the "Termination of Service" form
    >on the Site or Spam Arrest decides to cease monitoring and
    >tracking emails sent to such user."
    >
    >Translation: Run, don't walk to their cancellation Web page at:
    >http://www.fetch123.com/spam_arrest_cancel
    >
    >In the future, you might ignore confirmation requests from
    >Spam Arrest, (unless you're looking to get even more junk mail).
    >Instead, contact your friend or colleague by phone or snail mail
    >and let them know about this problem.
    >
    >
    >Attention publishers and members of the media:
    >You have permission to reprint this article without changes
    >and appending this resources box to the article above:
    >
    >Source: Markus Allen's $10,000 Marketing Tip of the Day
    >http://www.markusallen.org/

    More info on SpamArrest:
    http://www.toyz.org/SpamArrestSpams.html
    http://Ezine-Tips.com/articles/manag...20030218.shtml
    http://Ezine-Tips.com/articles/manag...20030214.shtml
    http://www.politechbot.com/p-04457.html
    http://static.samspade.org/spamarrest.html


    Allan Gardyne
    http://www.AssociatePrograms.com
    Richer revenue streams

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    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Thanks Jeff.

    I just entered my addy in their database the other day..... :-?

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    HOLY CRAP, Jeff!! :eeek: That's the first I heard of that! Ok - scratch SpamArrest off that list.

    Personally, I use Mailwasher, myself.

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    Default Spam Terminator

    Reading Jeffs article I feel justified by not activating ST.

    Have you heard of this program?

    This is my affiliate URL to them;
    http://BlockSpamNow.com/r/14785 (ok if i broke a rule sum1 chew me out pls, just do it gently ).

    Take a look pls.

    TIA

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    Default Re: Spam Terminator

    Quote Originally Posted by gamblersbliss
    (ok if i broke a rule sum1 chew me out pls, just do it gently ).
    Lol Im not that scary am I :LOL: No problem with the link

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    Well I am placing a link in the SPAM hall of shame so........but I've sent nearly a hundred or so visitors with no luck.

    I'll stick to good old mailwasher 4 the time being.

    Me Scared....maybe just a little bit. :LOL:

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