A filtering question, not taxonomy

Jean Michel Maes jmmaes at IBW.COM.NI
Wed Jan 1 14:46:48 CST 2003

The problem is not only with Korea, I get spam from China (I can't read the
characters so I do not what the sell, but it's .cn), Nigeria (suppose to be
from Nigeria, to offer many millions dollards), Brasil (viagra, underwears,
t-shirts, e-mail adress CD ROM, etc...) and USA (you are the happy winner of
a ticker for a cruise, hot singles). Normally I mange to delete them quick.
The problem with some asiatic charcters is that, without opening thee-mail,
my computer blocked and I needto re-boot, so lost of 5 minutes...


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----- Original Message -----
From: Ken Kinman <kinman at HOTMAIL.COM>
Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2002 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: A filtering question, not taxonomy

> Mary,
>      I don't have a definitive answer to your question, but can certainly
> sympathize and can offer a little information.  There especially seems to
> a lot of spam coming out of Korea, and asking to "get removed" from the
> lists of such people is likely to be ignored or even increase the level of
> spam.
>      On my hotmail account, I have successfully blocked e-mail from some
> the most persistent of these sites, but more of them are popping up all
> time.  I just concentrate on blocking those sending large e-mails (over
> 10K), and just delete the little ones myself.  They are less annoying that
> getting a virus, but annoying nevertheless.
>      This is such a problem that there is at least one company that
> specializes in blocking e-mail from entire countries (like Korea where so
> much spam is coming from), but they obviously charge a fee to do this,
> as:  http://www.spamcop.or.kr  However, I suppose a good computer
> would know how to do the same thing if they knew the series of IP
> to block.  Hope this helps.
>       ---- Good luck,
>                   Ken
> ***************************************
> >From: Mary Barkworth <Mary at BIOLOGY.USU.EDU>
> >Reply-To: Mary Barkworth <Mary at BIOLOGY.USU.EDU>
> >Subject: A filtering question, not taxonomy
> >Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 08:46:02 -0700
> >
> >Does anyone know of a program that stops software using a non-roman
> >alphabet?  I would really like to stop receiving emails in, I think,
> >Korean. I cannot even figure out where the "remove me from this list"
> >information is.  I apologize for bothering people with this but I have
> >not been able to find a solution locally.
> >Thank you.
> >
> >Mary Barkworth
> _________________________________________________________________
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