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  • Well, after restarting everything, that was my first port of call. There wasn't anything in there (beyond the default comments) and when I popped it in and it didn't seem to make a difference...
    I just restarting again to doublecheck and still no luck.
    This is a problem that's developed in the last few days, it used to work.

    When I do try and navigate to \rackhamnas\ I get a dialog box giving error 0x80004005 if that's any use.

  • Whatever is on sale with the specs you want for the price you want.

    As long as you have 4gb+ of RAM and a modern dual core then web browsing and simple programs are absolutly fine.

    It's very hard to judge longevity of a laptop, 'good' brands have had poor laptops, 'bad' brands have good laptops that last years. Same specs wise, who could say?

    You may want a 13.3" laptop, smaller usually lighter but still usability and specs of full sized. You will pay a premium for smaller size and weight while still keeping same specs though.

  • DNS or security / premissions problem?

    But dont listen to me, I can teven work the reply button it seems.

  • It's my work laptop so it might be permissions have changed, I'll ask IT.
    Don't think it's a DNS issue as my desktop isn't having issues. I wondered if it was a problem with the domain/workgroup but it had worked previously (and still does using the IP address).

  • What OS is your NAS? I had an issue with that App Armor profile for Samba.

  • Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but...

    I'm getting a shit ton of fake "mail undelivered" messages... any way of preventing them? I think it's spammers spoofing my address or something, I'm pretty clueless, using cPanel...

  • They probably load an image (1x1 pixel / logo etc) every time they're opened so definitely stop opening them... it's most likely the image is loaded from their server meaning they can tell the account is active.

    Find a common string of text which is in all or most of them and create a folder and a rule which automatically moves them to it. That way, you wont open them and eventually the spam will die down and the server they're sending them from realise you're not opening or responding to them.

  • Thanks! Dont fully understand.. but.. err... why would they load an img?
    I delete most without opening, not sure if there will be any common text, they are failed ot random fake looking accounts from my legit email... very annoying...

  • What are you connecting with, what are you connecting through?

  • I send you an email with an image link in it - when you open it, I can see in my logs that you have accesses the image on my servers - so I now know that the email address is in use.

  • But what does anyone gain from that? Why would someone do that? I don't open 99% I just delete... actually I don't think the 1% I have read do have any links in and I sure as shit wouldnt click on them anyway.

    I am connecting with the internet, and through a computer. Sorry, I don't have a clue what you are on about. This is going to be painful... I have setting catch all to Discard but with no luck.

  • If they send a plain text mail, they have no way of knowing if the mail was opened or just sat there in your inbox. Just like "impressions" for digital ads, email servers for legitimate & spam mails will load an image (usually in the form of a "clear" 1x1 pixel) from a server.

    The download of the image happens during the first open of the mail, which is recorded by the mail server as an "open". This is registered against your email address as the image will be appended by a unique code like a JumpID or GA Tag.

    When that happens, the mail server will begin to record your history. This is how any company (amazon etc) track customer use of their email campaigns. What you opened, what you didn't etc and it will help them A/B test subject lines etc as well as content inside each mail.

    Because spam is sent out on such a massive scale, if you're not responding to mails (by opening them) most spam servers will stop sending you mail as they'd rather focus their resources on idiots who will.

  • Spam is a numbers game.

    I could auto-generate a few billion email addresses and emails and send them all out.

    If even 1 in million are flagged as opened, I then have an address book of 1 million active email addresses.

    I can then focus on them. I only need a few to buy cock pills to make it all worthwhile.

  • Got any idea of a budget? Personal computers have been more than powerful enough for the sort of thing you describe for some time.

    So long as you have at least an Intel Core i3 (or i5), 8GB of RAM and an SSD, the rest usually comes down to ergonomics (screen, keyboard, heat output, noise) and battery life.

  • Where can I get the cock pills you are selling?

    This is an example email in full.. I see it does indeed contain a link! I never click on them... anyway to stop this kinda thing? My email is on my website, maybe its getting harvested from there? You guys are clever.

    "Begin forwarded message:

    From: Mail Delivery System Mailer-Daemon@jupiter.servers.rbl-mer.mi­sp.co.uk
    Date: 15 December 2014 14:05:30 GMT
    To: hi@eightarmedpet.com
    Subject: Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender

    This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

    A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
    recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

    griffinvivian@ncol.net
    SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:griffinvivian@ncol.net:
    host mail3.ncol.net [216.228.104.16]: 450 4.1.1 griffinvivian@ncol.net:
    Recipient address rejected: User unknown in local recipient table:
    retry timeout exceeded

    ------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------

    Return-path: hi@eightarmedpet.com
    Received: from 95.58.33.229
    by jupiter.servers.rbl-mer.misp.co.uk with esmtpa (Exim 4.82)
    (envelope-from hi@eightarmedpet.com)
    id 1Xz4LB-0002nB-Sn
    for griffinvivian@ncol.net; Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:03:43 +0000
    Subject: Good Day) My name is Dr.Calhoun!
    From: Tiff J. Calhoun hi@eightarmedpet.com
    Content-Type: text/plain;
    charset=utf-8
    X-Mailer: iPhone Mail (10B146)
    Message-Id: BAB1BA31-DE73-8FA4-9474-837812E0634D@eig­htarmedpet.com
    Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:57:28 -0700
    To: "griffinvivian@ncol.net" griffinvivian@ncol.net
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
    Mime-Version: 1.0 (1.0)
    X-OutGoing-Spam-Status: No, score=4.9

    Hola:) keep now http://t.co/4J2XIrVWkI

    Sent from my iPhone
    "

  • Have you got another example? A couple should be enough to work out a common thread even if it's just the mention of Character Sets etc that we can block out.

  • My email is on my website

    Spammers will grab a list of all registered websites and add different words in front of the @ - e.g. admin@yourhost.com, yourhost@yourhost.com, hello@yourhost.com and spam those.

    But I just realised that your problem is that spammers are spoofing your domain.

    Try some of these suggestions.

  • You guys are great, sorry for the spam reg spam everyone, here is another example...

    Begin forwarded message:

    From: Mail Delivery System Mailer-Daemon@jupiter.servers.rbl-mer.mi­sp.co.uk
    Date: 16 December 2014 11:52:37 GMT
    To: hi@eightarmedpet.com
    Subject: Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender

    This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

    A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
    recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

    donnadubosr6281@yahoo.com
    SMTP error from remote mail server after end of data:
    host mta5.am0.yahoodns.net [66.196.118.36]: 554 delivery error:
    dd This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account (donnadubosr6281@yahoo.com) [0] - mta1206.mail.bf1.yahoo.com
    donnadstead@jourrapide.com
    SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:donnadstead@jourrapide.com:
    host fmg-mail-1.fakemailgenerator.com [23.239.30.63]:
    550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable
    donnadstepp@fleckens.hu
    SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:donnadstepp@fleckens.hu:
    host fmg-mail-2.fakemailgenerator.com [198.58.112.16]:
    550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable

    ------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------

    Return-path: hi@eightarmedpet.com
    Received: from 115.137.17.141
    by jupiter.servers.rbl-mer.misp.co.uk with esmtpa (Exim 4.82)
    (envelope-from hi@eightarmedpet.com)
    id 1Y0qg5-0000Ck-U2; Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:52:35 +0000
    Message-ID: 99E1F6D8EF681B8645F349E8EBE017E8@retafap­
    From: "Alexander Crawford" hi@eightarmedpet.com
    To: donnadstead@jourrapide.com
    Subject: Well-paid job
    Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:44:45 -0700
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-Type: text/plain;
    format=flowed;
    charset="windows-1252";
    reply-type=original
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    X-Priority: 3
    X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
    Importance: Normal
    X-Mailer: Microsoft Windows Live Mail 14.0.8089.726
    X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V14.0.8089.726
    X-OutGoing-Spam-Status: No, score=6.2

    Our actively expanding company opens a vacancy of a business correspondence proofreader for
    those who speaks English fluently to assist in dealing
    with our exterior agents.

    Your job responsibilities will be reviewing our business correspondence
    and eliminating spelling and grammar mistakes that we could make.

    The process takes about 1-2 hours per day.
    You may do it on your own time.

    Payment tariffs for the work done:

    Every 1 Kilobyte (1024 symbols) of text content is paid by $5.

    This message to you is about 1 Kb of size.

    All in all, it will help you to make ca. $500-$2500 per month.

    To apply for this vacancy you must meet our requirements:

    *Location: priority - USA, but Most important - you Speak English.
    *Having a Computer

    For more details about the job, please send us the following details about you:
    First + last name:
    Country, State:

    please contact us via email: ilona.lindstrm@yandex.com

    Look forward to hearing from you.

  • Just looked at these, wayyyyyy over my head, anyway an idiot can do the same with cPanel?

  • That depends entirely on your web & mail hosting package.

  • Found a way ot enable DKIM but need to authoritative nameserver?

  • See if your hosting provider can help you.

    When one domain I help run was Joe Jobbed[1] I went down the SPF and DKIM routes. That certainly kills off a fair chunk of it (if the accepting MTA bothers to check them).

    If getting your hosting provider to help doesn't work, it may just be simpler to ignore it. It tends to come in waves. Lots of bounces for a week and then nothing for months.

    1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_job
  • That depends entirely on your web & mail hosting package.

    Your hosting company should havethis listed somewhere.

  • Cheers clever people.
    Have also been told to use this.. http://www.spfwizard.net
    But have no fucking clue.
    Email is close to useless today. FFS.
    Do not need this shit, if I could get my hands on a spammer I would slit their fucking throats.

  • I can help you with some of this- currently out of the office but I'll be back at a laptop later.

    If you ignore this then you'll get your domain blacklisted, which is going to make getting your legit email delivered very difficult.

    As TW and others have said DMARC will help- the MAGY providers all currently validate DMARC and more providers are coming on stream all the time.

    Send me a PM with you sending domains and I'll chuck them into the tool later.

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