It's often difficult to
separate real good
deals from the
scams and junk sent by the spammers
...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.
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
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 baryou 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
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.
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
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
then release, this will open the Close Program
spammer's dirty little page from the list of
click the End Task
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.