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Random Emails from people on the bord?

PostPosted: January 14th, 2003, 8:18 pm
by - -CHIG- ->>>
Hmmm....well, we visit their site, so what's to stop them from visiting ours? The GREENIES are doing this!!! Ban compouters from anybody who is an environmentalist!

Random Emails from people on the bord?

PostPosted: January 14th, 2003, 9:33 pm
by SLEDHEADRED
I just delete them, if there isnt any message, you can almost bet they are VIRUS'S!!!!!

Random Emails from people on the bord?

PostPosted: January 14th, 2003, 11:48 pm
by Skidoo_Newf
I get one of these things from time to time but nowhere near the numbers you guys are saying. Maybe 1-2 per week. I had no idea my name was showing up as a sender.

I wonder how big an azzhole someone has to be to even come up with an idea like a computer virus. I think hard manual labour would take some of that time off their hands.

Random Emails from people on the bord?

PostPosted: January 15th, 2003, 12:27 am
by SlapNuts
Spammers and hackers are always looking for SMTP POP Mail Servers to relay through, and it is up to the System Administrator at Ehlert (actually I believe it is Affinity Group) to block this from happening. I would surmise this is why the member directory has disappeared, but that is sort of like shutting the door after the horses all got out. Not only have they allowed open relaying, but they seem to have allowed mail from outside of their domain name to be relayed as if it originated internally. I actually received an e-mail from "snowmobilenews" saying they were sending me a WinXP patch for me to load on my comuter. It is ridiculous that this is happening, and Ehlert sould shut down their external e-mail capabilities until they get it fixed, before the Internet police shut it down for them.

Random Emails from people on the bord?

PostPosted: January 15th, 2003, 12:48 am
by indysp440
[red] i've been getting alot a viruses sent to me like 2 aday also 90% of the have something to do with snowmobliles my antivirus programs pick the up the other day i got one sent to me and norton found it so i replyed to the sender i said thanks assho! then i got a email back from a guy i race with asking what the hell that reply was all about i told him someone was using
his email to send viruses!!! thats messed up he says he gets that alot......... ps how do you put a picture in here? [/red]

Random Emails from people on the bord?

PostPosted: January 15th, 2003, 1:08 am
by zrcat
It's that damm extreme xc guy, I keep getting nudes of him on his sled!! christ what a sight!! I have children in the house for pete's sake!!! hehe

Random Emails from people on the bord?

PostPosted: January 15th, 2003, 2:19 am
by INDY500XCSP
im with a couple of other people on here, i got a yahoo account, so they always go to my bulk folder, i use to open some of them...now anything that comes to that folder i just delete it....however im thinkin bout switching my email to one i dont use just for sites like this...-INDY

Random Emails from people on the bord?

PostPosted: January 15th, 2003, 3:00 am
by ATV News moderator
SlapNuts,

It's not our system sending the e-mail. Ever heard of the Klez virus?

This is what is happening: Someone's computer gets the Klez virus. The virus attacks the e-mail software and starts sending e-mails out to the addresses in that computer's address book. BUT, here's the kicker. The virus "spoofs" another computer so it appears that the message is coming from someone other than who is actually generating the mail. I have been getting anywhere from 10-20 of these messages a day in all six of the affinitygroup e-mail accounts I have to check. Basically it makes the virus harder to catch.

There is little we can do to stop the virus, it doesn't attack our database, it attacks individual e-mail accounts. The only thing you can do is make sure your anti-virus is up to date and you download the patches from your virus protection company as they are available.

Finally, if you believe it is our problem, and we're just ingnoring it, then please let me know. I can have your profiles deleted from the database if you like. You won't be able to post of course, but if SlapNuts is right, you won't get phantom e-mails either.

Blake

Random Emails from people on the bord?

PostPosted: January 15th, 2003, 3:08 am
by indysp440
thank you powersport that the email name ive been getting all the time just diffrent names. thanks for explaining