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      Spam from Hell

     It's often difficult to  separate real good deals from the
scams and junk sent by the spammers

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   ...and Spam is Hell when unscrupulous people take advantage of the free nature of the internet to email their often shady deals and pornographic material to those of us who don't want it. We're forced into a never ending effort to protect our privacy and sanity by eliminating these intrusions from our Internet and email lives.

   Unfortunately for us, these Spammers are clever - Very Clever - and are becoming even more so.

   This recent article by Dennis Gaskill is a perfect example of just how sophisticated the world of SPAMMING has become.

   Fortunately, Dennis included suggestions for
handling one of the nastier tricks used by SPAMMERS to get past our defenses.

Richard Rossbauer

                                      Spam from Hell
                                                by Dennis Gaskill 

   Just when you thought spammers couldn't sink any lower - they do. I received spam from a "company" regarding the foreign exchange market. I wasn't even going to read it as I already knew it was spam, but when I clicked the mail in my inbox to delete it, it launched my browser, minus the tool bar. 

   Not having the tool bar meant I couldn't close the browser by clicking the "X" in the upper right hand corner of the program. So OK, I right-clicked on the button on the task bar—you can close a browser that way too, just right-click and select Close. 

   Guess what? The Close option was grayed out, the web page was coded so that there was no obvious way to close the browser. This was a spammer with no sense of decency at all. 

   On the web page was a form to fill out for information. In others words, he'll have it on record that you requested more information so he can legally spam you until you can't eat any more. It's sad to think how many people will fill out that form thinking it's the only way to get out of that mess.

   I imagine many just turned off their computer by pushing the power button too, and that isn't good for the operating system

   That's why I'm going to tell you how to close that spammers window without sending any information. I don't want you to suffer from this low-life's attempts to shove his crap down your throat. Here's how: 

Press and hold the Ctrl, Alt, and Del keys at the same time and

then release, this will open the Close Program dialog.

Select the spammer's dirty little page from the list of programs
   running and

click the End Task button.

If you have another browser window open this will probably close it too, but the spammer's plans will be thwarted, at least as far as you're concerned. 
   One last thing, it doesn't seem to do any good to set up filters to filter this classless wart's email. After setting up an elaborate set of filters to block that mail, I received another one just like it. Everything was different; the sender, the subject line, even the send to line. There is no message in the body of the email, just embedded code to launch the browser. 

   May the Elephant Bird of Paradise fly over this spammers head and drop a steaming, stinking ton of . . . you get the idea. 

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