Webmaster Forum Rules | Posting Guide | Contact Us | Testimonials | Contributing Geek Program | Advertise on Geek/Talk
Welcome to the GeekTalk Webmaster Discussion Forums from GeekVillage.com

Click Here To Register. It's Free!

Go Back   geek/talk: Signature-free discourse for serious web publishers > YOUR REVENUE: Making Money On The Internet > Making Money with Email > Anti-Spam Talk For Webmasters
User Name
Password
Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-04-2002, 10:16 AM   #1
qball0213
Registered User
 
qball0213's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 298
Default Great Spam

Been getting this message on every webmaster account, boy nowadays it's not enough to spam me, now they have to hurt my feeling's as well:

<quote>I have visited your site and I think that design looks not good now.

Here we are - www.templatestyles.com . Check it out! We have hired 2 new designers
from Indonesia. They rocks!

Swap your current design on ours.

Aby Sultan,
www.templatestyles.com
Marketing staff
info@templatestyles.com</quote>

Last edited by qball0213; 11-04-2002 at 10:16 AM.
qball0213 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2002, 10:51 AM   #2
Kathy
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 1,046
Default Re: Great Spam

Quote:
Originally posted by qball0213


They rocks!

Swap your current design on ours.
This cracks me up.

They are telling you your design is not good?? If businesses are going to conduct business in English, they need to use English.

They rocks?

:snort:
Kathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2002, 11:27 AM   #3
Lil_Red
Registered User
 
Lil_Red's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,579
Default

You're not the only one receiving this spam. I've received at least 20 copies of it myself.
Lil_Red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2002, 12:05 PM   #4
jnestor
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 473
Default

Yeah that one gave me a chuckle. Insulting your potential customers in a broken English spam e-mail has to be near the top of ways to avoid getting business.
jnestor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2002, 12:43 PM   #5
darnell
Registered User
 
darnell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Suwanee, GA, USA
Posts: 704
Default

Yea we all are getting MANY COPIES of that message.

I want to write back and say but they did my current design.
darnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2002, 03:08 AM   #6
Arie
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Malta, Europe
Posts: 292
Default

What a shame.... I've installed SpamAssassin, and don't get to see these wonderfull spam messages anymore
Arie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2002, 03:39 AM   #7
Jan

Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Beautiful Darwin
Posts: 4,753
Default

Hey Arie, can I forward mine to you? Just PM your email address and I will gladly show you what you are missing out on! I hope you are over 18 though, for some
Jan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2002, 03:45 AM   #8
Arie
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Malta, Europe
Posts: 292
Default

Well, if you have your own server, you really should look into installing SA: http://www.spamassassin.org

You can forward what you want... I won't get to see most of it anyway....
Arie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2002, 03:59 AM   #9
Jan

Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Beautiful Darwin
Posts: 4,753
Default

I don't get spam anywhere but at hotmail and yahoo, so I guess spam assassin is out for me. I noticed hotmail dropped the filters from 36 to 10, so keywords such as diploma, webcam, mortgage etc are all getting through again
Jan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2002, 07:21 AM   #10
Lil_Red
Registered User
 
Lil_Red's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,579
Default

Apparently templatestyles got shut down. Here's their new spam:

Hi again,


Sorry, our website was temporary closed due to hosting problems.
Here is our new address - www.templator.net .
Now, with better hosting, you can enjoy best designs in the world, forever!


Aby Sultan,
now on www.templator.net
Lil_Red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2002, 09:00 AM   #11
Jan

Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Beautiful Darwin
Posts: 4,753
Default

Recevied this from someone who has been reporting these spams

Quote:
Thanks for notifying this to us. We have received other complaints like this one also, and after looking into it we have suspended the suspected account [templator.net]. We have a very strict policy against spam, and we would like to apologize for any inconvinience caused because of one of the sites hosted with us, even though it wasn't in our control until spam-reports come
in.

Please let us know if you have any questions.
Jan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2002, 09:35 AM   #12
Lil_Red
Registered User
 
Lil_Red's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,579
Default

I wonder if he'll quit now or if he'll try again with a new name and a new hosting company?
Lil_Red is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2002, 11:57 AM   #13
qball0213
Registered User
 
qball0213's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 298
Default

I say they'll try again, especially since I have more ugly sites out there, hehe.
qball0213 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2002, 12:19 PM   #14
BlazeBox
I am a Contributing Geek. Are You?
 
BlazeBox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Posts: 231
Default

SpamAssassin is a great tool indeed. For people not wanting or able to install such applications on their mail services, another nice solution exists: Cloudmark @ www.cloudmark.com. A company found by a former Napster exec, which filters spam directly from your inbox through the Cloudmark user community reporting spam and thereby giving e-mail message a kind of 'bad karma', thereby filtering the message out of your inbox. I love it.
If I'm not misunderstood Cloudmark also offers a server-side version of its product.

HTH,

Mike
__________________
Mike Ossendrijver
AdSensor - Quality Online Marketing
BlazeBox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2002, 11:19 AM   #15
Czar

Webmaster
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 9,506
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Lil_Red
I wonder if he'll quit now or if he'll try again with a new name and a new hosting company?
Unfortunately, the answer was just made clear. I have recieved 12 copies of the following during the past few hours:
Quote:
Hi again,

Sorry, our website was temporary closed due to hosting problems.
Here is our new address - www.templatestyles.com
Now, with better hosting, you can enjoy best designs in the world, forever!

Aby Sultan,
now again on www.templatestyles.com
Fortunately, the latest incarnation of the site also appears to be down (or perhaps hasn't propagated completely).

When will this guy learn?
__________________
Czar

Follow Geek/Talk's Twitter Feed and Facebook Page to stay up to date with new discussion threads and online ad industry highlights.

Important GeekVillage Links: Home | Rules | Posting Guide | Report Trouble | Feedback | Advertise on GV
Czar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Great program against Spam Furton Anti-Spam Talk For Webmasters 13 07-12-2004 10:00 AM
Spam of a strange sort Kathy Web Design and Webmaster Issues 6 12-13-2001 12:31 AM
ADMIN: SPAM! Steve_S Marketing Your Website Online 0 05-05-2001 10:22 AM
ADMIN: SPAM! Steve_S Making Money with CPC and/or CPM Programs 0 05-05-2001 10:19 AM
ADMIN: SPAM! Steve_S Web Hosting Discussion 0 05-05-2001 10:12 AM

Please support our advertisers. They ensure our survival.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:21 PM.


GeekVillage.com is copyright © 1998-2015 Curiosity Cave - Science gifts for clever kids. All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.