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Old 04-13-2003, 03:02 AM   #1
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Could this be a new form of SPAM?

The past week or so, I've been getting messages that are from "Mail Delivery Subsystem <MAILER-DAEMON@aol.com> ", as if it's something being returned that couldn't go through, with a bunch of text saying why the message got returned, and it all looks like a normal returned mail message, except at the very botttom of the text, is an advertisement. Most of the ads are for some sort of enhancement to certain features of the human body.

So is this just a new form of SPAM or what?
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Old 04-13-2003, 03:35 AM   #2
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I have used AOL 8.0 and got the same message. I think that message came up when I set up a mail away message. It sends a message back to all people that send me e-mail, including spam. The problem is that the spam addresses are fake addresses and you can't send anything back to them, so that reply can't get through, and AOL sends you a message to tell you that the reply won't get through.

If this is a different problem, I'm not sure what to tell you. It has to have something to do with your mail prefs if it's not spam made to look like AOL's normal returned mail messages. Maybe you are blocking messages from people you don't know? Let me know if this info helps you any...maybe I can ask my other AOL buddies if they've had the same problem.
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Old 04-13-2003, 04:05 AM   #3
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I don't use or have AOL
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That's just lower than low! AOL germs are infiltrating the rest of the Internet community!

Yeah, it's got to be spam since that e-mail address is used only for AOL returned mail messages. Somebody must have put that address in as their name or something...I'm hardly an expert at this.

I once got a message that was supposedly from AOL (looked just like the legitimate AOL messages, complete with real AOL graphics and everything) and it was a scam, asking for verification of the credit card info that I submitted to AOL when I opened my account. Very scary stuff. Someone who wasn't paying close attention could easily be fooled by it since it looks just like the real e-mails.

Spam ticks me off!
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Old 04-13-2003, 04:51 AM   #5
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No AOL, but sounds like spam to me.
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Old 04-13-2003, 07:55 AM   #6
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It happens with all of them, not just AOL.
Its a new fad. Like mirrored addresses.
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Old 04-13-2003, 08:10 AM   #7
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yeah, I was just using that one as an example, they haven't all been aol...in fact, I got 2 more tonight


hey angie, I just realized that this smilie and this guy in your sig almost look the same....maybe it's just cuz it's after 7am and I haven't been to bed yet
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blah! I am too scared to check my junk box at hotmail, its all the same crap, free credit, free porn, free penis enlargements. BLAH!

@ the angry guy and smilie...I never realised before lol
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Old 04-13-2003, 10:12 AM   #9
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I have AOL and I get so much Spam it's not even funny.
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Old 04-13-2003, 01:04 PM   #10
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you know...i have yahoo and i seldom get any spam at all...which is weird cause other people with yahoo tell me they get a lot...and it's even more weird because if i need to give my email addy out for any reason i give that one
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Yes ABEL...this is spam. The same thing happened to Rick a few months ago and it took a good 4 weeks of deleting and blocking addresses before it finally stopped. He would get 20 or 30 of these messages a day. It happened to him on Earthlink and they were even getting through his spam filter
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fwiw, spammers can use stuff to display any address they like. that's how you can get spam that you supposedly sent to yourself or has a completely blank "from" header.
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