PC Security-HowTo Fight Spam efficiently

A short tutorial showing you how to get protected against Spam and How-To fight it very efficiently…

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This blog explains you how to fight spam on an efficient way, my own experience over more than 10 years

This blog was actually a knol created on January 16, 2011 and migrated to WordPress on January 05, 2012.

Introduction


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This blog is made in urgence because some friends have some problems with security and spam and I want to share this knowledge also with you my readers…

The author is “Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).
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What is Spam???


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Spam is unsolicited email…
Spam is unsolicited bulk email. Not all bulk email is spam. Not all commercial email is spam. Email must be unsolicited and bulk in order to be spam. Unsolicited email is email the recipient did not (explicitly or implicitly) agree to receive. If the recipient agreed to receive it, then it is not spam.

The top twelve spam relaying countries for July – August – September 2013

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Despite only 5.3% of the world’s internet users reportedly living in India, the country topped the list by a significant margin and was accountable for 11.4% of the world’s spam seen throughout April, May and June.

The spam itself, of course, doesn’t have to promote Indian goods. Chances are that most of the spammers who are relaying their messages through compromised Indian computers are not based in the country at all – and just taking advantage of zombie computers that have been unwittingly recruited into a botnet. Credit to http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/07/23/dirty-dozen-spam-india/

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 How Can We Fight Against Spam???

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There are several ways to get protected against spam such as installing antispam programs which are available as FREEWARE and also as commercial versions. But there is also an other option which most of users don’t know, reporting Spam to a FREE service such as SPAMCOP.NET. This service reports the spam to the Internet providers…
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SpamCop is the premier service for reporting spam. SpamCop determines the origin of unwanted email and reports it to the relevant Internet service providers. By reporting spam, you have a positive impact on the problem. Reporting unsolicited email also helps feed spam filtering systems, including, but not limited to, SpamCop’s own service.
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How To Work With Spamcop…

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First of all we need to visit the start page of SpamCop here: www.spamcop.net. The start page looks like this as shown below…
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Click on “Register Now“, as shown on the screenshot below.
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A new page will show up as shown below where you need to provide your name and your email address, don’t forget also to read carefully the disclaimer…
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You will get an confirmation email send which you need to acknowledge and your new FREE service is ready than…
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How To Use This Service Now???


First of all we need to know also that there are different email clients and two different ways of receiving and sending emails:

In our example below we will use the webmail to explain on how to do… Below is a typical Spam message…
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You must now copy the header and the body of the received spam email and paste it into the text area…
How-To get the header and the body of emails?
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Once done, you click the button “Process Spam” and you need to wait a bit till it is proceeded… The screen below shows up…
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That’s it! You have reported now the spam source to Spamcop.net. SpamCop parses reported email, sending warning information to the internet service provider responsible for hosting the services used by the spammer (web sites and email sending sites). SpamCop also uses the information to generate SpamCop’s free blocking list.
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What Else Do I need To Do?.




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blueman20401Recommendations from the BIG Players on IT-Security, Cyber-Security, Internet-Safety, privacy, Online-Safety:

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as on Friday May 18, 2012: SaferOnlineTeam@MS @Safer_Online
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Follow Friday – Follow @knolinfos to help stay up to day on Internet security and safety tips. ===> That’s my Twitter account

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PS: SaferOnlineTeam@MS @Safer_Online is Microsoft’s official Twitter account for privacy and online safety guidance and information.

Redmond, WA, USA http://www.microsoft.com/security

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Gust MEESL’auteur Gust MEES est membre du “Comité Conseil” de “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), appelé maintenant BEESECURE, partenaire officiel (consultant) du Ministère de l’éducation au Luxembourg du projet  “MySecureIT“, partenaire officiel du Ministère du Commerce au Luxembourg du projet “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).


The author Gust MEES is “Member of the Advisory Board” from “Luxembourg Safer Internet” (LuSI), BEESECURE, Official Partner (Consultant) from the Ministry of Education in Luxembourg, project “MySecureIT“, Official Partner from the Ministry of Commerce in Luxembourg, project “CASES” (Cyberworld Awareness and Security Enhancement Structure).

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ICT course instructor ................ Life Long Learner, Critical Thinker, IT-Security Thought Provoker, who loves to share his knowledge with others... I believe that through "Curation", by building a "Personal [Professional] Learning Network [PLN]" and that by "Social Learning" WE go for a BETTER learning...

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