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Interweb Macs Note To Self

The Amazing Bouncing Spam

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At 6:30 on Thursday (17/04/08) evening about 10 bounced spam emails arrived – someone having used my domain to send their spam. I had had a flurry of similar activity last year but that soon dried up. Over the next couple of days the number would edge towards 4500. On Friday 200 an hour were arriving.

Alarmingly some were “Out Of Office” auto-responses. I assume if anyone actually replied to the thing it would come back to me but replying to spam is never a good idea.

Several used some form of filtering service like Sendo or MailMarshal.

Most had the body of the message removed but from the few that had it intact it was apparently a link to bonmerfiket.net or Legal RX Medications as they like to be known. They have a splendid Anti Spam policy but you would not want to type your details into their form nor enter any financial details into their online order form – even though they claim years of experience, which is really impressive, but probably not too many customers in their early days.

Samuel Stimms seems to be somewhat elusive but if he actually existed he is probably related to Alex Polyakov who is usually high on the Spamhaus most wanted list.

If only everybody used a Mac we could be spared such things πŸ˜‰

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Regular Everyday Stuff

Why Kill My Squirrel?

We listened to The Country Wife at the weekend. The line…

Be sure you love me whatsoever my husband says to the contrary, and let him not see this, lest he should come home, and pinch me, or kill my Squirrel.

..had us wondering just what “kill my Squirrel” referred to as there had been no Squirrel references until then.

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Using NetNewsWire with Your Blog, Twitter, and Del.icio.us

Using NetNewsWire with Your Blog, Twitter, and Del.icio.us: “MacTips: β€˜One of the greatest things about the greatest RSS reader on the Mac, NetNewsWire, is how many things it can integrate with. It can go hand-in-hand with your blog, your Twitter account, your Del.icio.us account and many others because of its scriptability.’”

(Via ranchero.com.)

Oh yeah πŸ™‚

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April Snow

We awoke to a thin covering of snow – which seemed like a good opportunity to test the SlimBox plug-in πŸ˜‰

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