Spam/unknown mail from unknown person/email address...

Discussion in 'General Technical Support' started by Newbie12, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Newbie12

    Newbie12 Member

    Hi,

    Um, I don't know if this is a stupid question to ask, but I am a newbie after all(the name says it all); so here goes - I just happened to get a random email from some random that I don't know, and got a message from this person, I was wandering if I should reply to this spammer/unknown sender and say something along the lines of "GET LOST YOU SPAMMER!!!" or GO TO HELL, I DON"T WANT YOUR USELESS VIRUS/MALWARE INFECTED ATTACHMENTS!" or maybe something funny like "GO SCREW YOURSELF WITH SOMEONE!"

    Are there any consequences to replying to this unknown person? Will I get more messages from this person/email(like a reply to my reply which is a reply to it's original message? or maybe the person ignores it and send more?) or will it stop just for me being assertive and maybe a little abit of aggressiveness towards it?

    Thanks people.
  2. UndeadDragon

    UndeadDragon Super Moderator Staff Member

    If it's a spam email then replying to it will most likely do nothing at all.

    What were the contents of the email?
  3. Slapshot136

    Slapshot136 Divide et impera

    don't do it with your e-mail - then they will know that the person at e-mail XXX replied to same, and is a real e-mail address (lots of times the e-mails get sent to fake addresses/non-existent ones)

    just mark it as spam and go on
  4. Newbie12

    Newbie12 Member

    Nothing at all? So i can say "F*** you get a life!" and nothing will happen; they'll just get the message and ignore it?

    Contents "Really don't wanna hurt your feelings but [my email address],
    This photo in attachment looks a lot like you and your ex getting at it. How did it leak online??." From: KelvinSjobergruvy@mail.com - absolutely no idea who this person's email is!

    And there was a zip file attachment called photo.zip, lol - I tried to download it(on my puppy linux OS) and Norton said it was virus...hehehe...I was hoping that see a picture of me and that person...even though I don't have one!!! Idiots....(I was curious, that's all...yes I do know the risk of downloading an attahcment from unknown may = virus/malware on my computer, but I doubt my puppy linux will be affected... :b)

    Another random message: kucfl http://yPnaAtbS.page.tl apnb ltgkj from a some person's email: chudgn@msr5.hinet.net (Where and how are they getting my email address??!!)

    And now another just today at 12: "Hi there, edaaksoy@yahoo.com, - some random's email address that's not even mine!!? And yet it still is sent to mine! -_-
    Please read the attached offer, and let me know your opiinion. You really helped me out last time, I value your opinion a lot." and attached with a file called personal.zip from: TiannaHofmannqz@mail.com - again, no idea who this guy is....

    Fake? how can it be fake if they can use it and send it?

    Already filterred in my spam folder, just was wandering how this happenned....

    Geee, I think my email is a core spammers' victim!

    Thanks
  5. Slapshot136

    Slapshot136 Divide et impera

    no, meaning don't use your real e-mail address, lets put it this way:

    if you don't touch it (don't respond or follow any links from the e-mail), they won't know if it reached a person or not and if that person read it or not, but if you click on a link or respond, they know they have a person who read their e-mail at your e-mail address, and will send you 100x more times the spam - it's just like a telemarketer, if you talk to them, they will know to call your number more often in the future, but if you don't even pick up, they are less likely to bother with you again

    if you MUST send an e-mail to them (which will probably be ignored, but to make you feel better), sign up for another e-mail account (a fake one) and send the e-mail from there, and then watch if that e-mail gets spammed later on
  6. Newbie12

    Newbie12 Member

    -_- I see -_-hmmm:thup:

    hehehehehehehehe, now comes the fun part...:D...let's see how they like it when their prey is now their predator! The turn of the tides have come, I am a victim no longer! I will hunt those who hunt me! We must strike!(Quote from someone in WarCraft III, that I still remember...) ;)
  7. UndeadDragon

    UndeadDragon Super Moderator Staff Member

    Slapshot is right, if you reply to these spammers emails the chances of you getting more will increase, because they know that you check that email and you will confirm that for them.

    EDIT: To your last post, they probably wouldn't even check the email nevermind open the attachment.
  8. Newbie12

    Newbie12 Member

    For the first one I got this notice: Technical details of permanent failure:
    Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 5.1.1 <KelvinSjobergruvy@mail.com>... User is unknown {mx-us008} (state 14).


    For the second one, same result: Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

    chudgn@msr5.hinet.net

    Technical details of permanent failure:
    Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 5.7.1 <chudgn@msr5.hinet.net>... Relaying denied. Proper authentication required. (state 14).


    ...and finally the third one, same again: Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

    TiannaHofmannqz@mail.com

    Technical details of permanent failure:
    Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 5.1.1 <TiannaHofmannqz@mail.com>... User is unknown {mx-us008} (state 14).


    ... any ideas what this is telling me? I don't get it, they are able to send me something but I'm not able to send something back!? ...Hmmm, probably one step ahead of me....
  9. Newbie12

    Newbie12 Member

    Oh well - too late....
  10. Slapshot136

    Slapshot136 Divide et impera

    their account is probably already flagged as a spammer account and deleted or similar.. it's just a computer bot that makes the account, sends spam email to random accounts, then moves on and makes a new account - your not going to win this fight
  11. Newbie12

    Newbie12 Member

    ...or maybe that made it that their account cannot be replied to...and keeps my fake email address in their record and will eventually start using that to spam messages....-_-

    -_- damn.... Is there a way to find this bot? Probably not....I would disable it if I could... ...smart computer programmers....wish I could be one of them and find out what their doing and where they are located either in the world or in the internet and end this fight.... -_-

    I wander if the instant when I received the message, I could send one back using my fake email....before thier email is disabled....hehehe, I'd probably starting up some kind of spam battle to see who'd spam the most....:D Either that or it'd be ignored and no spam battle....:rolleyes:
  12. FireCat

    FireCat Oh Shi.. Don't wake the tiger!

    Seriously, don't open emails or attachments from people you don't know. Just report it as spam, then delete. simple as that !

  13. Newbie12

    Newbie12 Member

    ...thanks.....

    ...I see, so there's truly no way of physically stopping spammers....without them coming back at us with even more ways?

    ...hmmmm, slapshot, you're right - perhaps I can't defeat this war on my own....even if I could, I'd take it that it would take time to pick off all the spammers and disabling their bots one by one....if only I was immortal....and had the unmatched skills of a programmer and the brains of a spammer....

    Well, I suppose if this stops here, I guess I appreciated everyone who helped and I'll just mark them as spam and eventually deleted them if I don't know them, though this doesn't really stop the fact that spammers got my mail address!:eek: With that, they'll be coming back for more:rolleyes:...damn legit companies getting bribed to give away our e-mail address:mad:....and also damn those custom made automated bots on the internet! -_- But we can't stop them, only to become one of them or just act you didn't see them....

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