Stop "PremierPlayers Club" spam emails PLEASE

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Re: Stop "PremierPlayers Club" spam emails PLEASE

Postby slave1 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:54 pm

I'm also receiving this spam to all [3] of my exemail addresses, no others.
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Re: Stop "PremierPlayers Club" spam emails PLEASE

Postby Amila Fernando on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:38 pm

slave1 wrote:I'm also receiving this spam to all [3] of my exemail addresses, no others.


Could you please forward the spam email to spam@exetel.com.au
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Re: Stop "PremierPlayers Club" spam emails PLEASE

Postby patara on Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:23 am

I was wondering if anything has been done about this spam. I've had no feedback. For a few days I seemed to get nothing but for past couple of days they are back just as bad as before, with the other exemail addresses in properties plus new spam emails I haven't had before.

And to my dismay tonight my other exemail address that has never had 1 spam email in the couple of years I have been using it got its 1st spam email. I checked the properties and again same as the others, there are other exemail addresses listed [2]. It was not for the same players spam but UPS Delivery. I do not use this email address anywhere except for 2 Yahoo groups for membership mail.
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Re: Stop "PremierPlayers Club" spam emails PLEASE

Postby James on Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:06 am

patara wrote:I was wondering if anything has been done about this spam. I've had no feedback. For a few days I seemed to get nothing but for past couple of days they are back just as bad as before, with the other exemail addresses in properties plus new spam emails I haven't had before.

And to my dismay tonight my other exemail address that has never had 1 spam email in the couple of years I have been using it got its 1st spam email. I checked the properties and again same as the others, there are other exemail addresses listed [2]. It was not for the same players spam but UPS Delivery. I do not use this email address anywhere except for 2 Yahoo groups for membership mail.


They are not other exemail addresses, they are guesses at other exemail addresses.
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Re: Stop "PremierPlayers Club" spam emails PLEASE

Postby Dazzled on Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:47 pm

They can guess your address. If it works, you'll get more. I just opened my spam trap and fished out some fresh casino junk very like yours. It makes a change from gentlemen's enlargement pills. Almost every part of the message header was spoofed - the only believable part was that it came via the Exetel mail server. There was a web address that purported to contain a winners' list. It turned out to be a server with a registrar in China, and name servers in Russia. The site was created only yesterday and the registrant is in New Zealand. A quick Google maps visit showed that this person doesn't have a valid street address (unless "she" lives in a park at the end of a short street). Sites like this really do fly by night.

The only thing you can do is get a decent mail client and use the built in filter properly. Thunderbird and Opera browser mail are both free and very effective. There are others.
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Re: Stop "PremierPlayers Club" spam emails PLEASE

Postby patara on Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:52 am

Thanks for response.
I understand spammers often guess or generate email addresses and the ones listed in my Exemail spam may be guesses but if so I'm sure a lot would end up being correct guesses.
The main point of me writing in this thread was because I believed that Exetel addresses were perhaps being targeted. Until late last year I never had a spam issue with my Exetel addresses and then suddenly that all changed. The Exemail spam percentage compared to Gmail doesn't make sense. With Gmail it is consistent with approx 2 per day. Been like that for years. My Exemail addy has gone from approx 7 spam in 3 years up until late last year, to rapidly increasing so that there was 65 just in the month of March alone.
This doesn't make sense to me considering my default Exetel address is not used online whereas my Gmail addy is my main mail default, I use it in all online input address boxes etc. I've never seen multiple Gmail addresses in the properties of spam I have checked.
I do wonder if it is because Exetel is using Port 25. From what I've learnt that Port makes it easy for spammers to send their mail. Articles I've read state it is recommended ISP's block Port 25 to cut down on spam mail going to their users.

I know I can purchase the Exetel Filter Service and I appreciate having that option available but until 4 months ago it had never been required with my addresses.
The Spam is sorted my end and no Exemail spam ever makes it to my In Box but caught by Norton 360 and placed into Junk and it is extremely rare for any spam to slip through Gmail's software. I never open Spam so no feedback goes back to spammers because of that. I'm using WLM and WM and they handle Spam fine and Norton 360 scans all my mail.
Besides the Exetel Notifications I only get about 5 emails a month with the main addy and I'm in the process of stopping them so that will leave only Exetel Notifications coming in. If the Spam doesn't stop I'll delete the addy and generate a new one.
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Re: Stop "PremierPlayers Club" spam emails PLEASE

Postby Dazzled on Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:55 am

If it's any consolation, casino spam tends to come in waves.

Port blocking by USA ISPs where most people have dynamic addresses is a very crude attempt to stop zombie computers sending mail by other than the ISP's server. Exetel and other Australian ISPs control this problem to some extent by not accepting SMTP connections that don't come from a customer IP. Port blocking doesn't stop spam, and causes difficulty for legitimate mail users. Nearly all the world's zombies are Windows computers, run carelessly. Fixing a basic system design from 1980, overhauled in 1995, that should never have been exposed online would be a better approach, and they could do it, but Microsoft is committed to new releases being backwards compatible. They note the investment customers have in software (after all MS sells Office etc), and rank that consideration higher.
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Re: Stop "PremierPlayers Club" spam emails PLEASE

Postby patara on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:08 am

Okay. I understand. Was curious as to why use Port 25 after reading articles. I noticed USA was mentioned a lot in them.
And yes, I believe MS [ like a lot of popular software companies ] think of their dollars before their customers.
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Re: Stop "PremierPlayers Club" spam emails PLEASE

Postby steve sydneyside on Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:55 am

patara wrote:Thanks for response.
That may well be but going by my spam history something has happened to instigate this and I don't use this account online. The main use is to to get Exetel Newsletters and contact support. If this was a general spam issue and I was getting spam from all over the place on lots of different topics then I would accept that it was normal and perhaps I needed to pay for spam filtering. I read in your posts you are getting other types of spam and seems you need to use a filter,,,

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,,,If they are genuine addresses then Exetel needs to know about it and find out how and why they were obtained. If they are not I still feel it needs to be addressed. Me pretending they are not coming will not fix the reasons behind it or explain why this Exetel email address is being targeted when my Default online Addy is not.


Just a quick note that this problem account has been noticed elsewhere too, awhile ago at
Email-Address leaked from Dropbox

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Re: Stop "PremierPlayers Club" spam emails PLEASE

Postby bodogbodog on Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:38 pm

Hats off to Exetel - the large number of spam emails I was getting on one of my many exemail.com.au addresses has stopped - or at least is barely a trickle
Not sure if it was something Exetel did or if it was some bots or hosts taken out but I'm sure happy to be almost spam free
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Re: Stop "PremierPlayers Club" spam emails PLEASE

Postby Dazzled on Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:36 pm

The casinos have slowed down lately, but this morning I scored the "ACH Spam" (see http://spamwars.com/archives/2011/09/th ... d_nac.html) - a bit pointless for someone in Australia, but zombies can be so hard to control. The payload is a Windows executable that loads a software image. The sender was in Italy.
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