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Pc Acting As Server!


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#1 Maxigranddad

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 05:37 PM

My oldest email address of about 9 years, has always attracted some SPAM. I had about 150 - 200 SPAM a day for about the last 2 years or so. This was manageable with my email junk filter. But about three months ago, over the space of a few days the rate rose steadily to about 1200 a day. It is now increasing at an alarming rate; the last 2 days I have received over 9000 each day. It takes 45 minutes just to download the headers. The other 4 email addresses are not affected, receiving just a handful of SPAM a day each.

It has been mentioned that my PC may be acting as a server as 99% of these emails are not even addressed to me but other people using the same ISP for their mail. But, I don't know where this setting is to correct the situation. My guess is in the registry somewhere. I've used Regedit but have so far not detected a value that may make a difference.

Yes, I have written to my ISP and sent them 99 copies of an identical email as an example of what is going on, but no response. I didn't really expect one. I'm running XP with Incredimail email client, Firefox and Zone Alarm security suite, which reports that my system is clean. So, any ideas please folks?

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#2 TMacK

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 11:43 AM

Hi Maxigranddad,

Wow, thats alot of spam!
It may be time to change your e-mail address.

Create a 'Primary' address for sharing with people you know.
Then set up an e-mail address dedicated solely to web transactions.When you get too much spam there, simply drop it for a new one.

Don't open or reply to a spam message.

This is some good information by Micro$oft; E-mail and IM Spam.
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

aaaaaaaa a~Suzie Wagner




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