Has anyone out there received weird emails offering discount prescription drugs?
They start off placing a different name other than my own in front of my email address.They offer prescription drugs at a discount. What's strange is at the very end there's several paragraphs of crazy jabber. Almost like a short story in code. But sounds like an incoherent nut wrote it. This has happened twice. How do I report this? I do have antivirus software and a firewall.
- Amanda HLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Just ignore it and delete it.
The spammers have fleets of zombie computers on different networks sending the stuff out.
The only way to "beat" spam, so to speak, it to allow only "whitelisted" addresses/ips to get through.
Whitelisting is where you have a list of names that are okay to send to you. Obviously, this can prevent valid mail from getting to you, if you don't know where it is coming from.
As far as reporting it is concerned, good luck. You can research the source address and report it to the owning ISP, but they will almost never respond to you, and many just ignore it.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Usually reporting it to the users ISP doesn't do much good because chances are the e-mail came from an insecure computer that has a e-mail bot (e-mail server) running in the background. Localizing the source is almost impossible. Block that one computer another one will take its spot.
Anyway, in outlook express goto to the e-mail then press Alt+Enter. Click details. Get the remote IP address (Received From:)in the header information and copy to the search box at www.arin.net. That will tell you were the e-mail came from and what ISP is the provider of internet services. There should be a e-mail link where internet abuse inquiries are made. (email@example.com) Then tell them about what you have received and copy all of that detailed information in outlook and send it to them.
It's alot to do and like I said it probably won't do any good!
Good Luck.Source(s): JT Technical Services PCs, Telecommunications, Data, CCTV, Audio/Paging Systems http://www.jttechonline.com/
- piquetLv 71 decade ago
it's spam, and probably 95% of email users have received the same kinds of emails - i regularily get around 20+ a day.
the 'crazy jabber' is inserted text which is there to try and fool the anti-spam email filters into believing it's a geniune email from a real person rather than the computer generated spam it actually is.
reporting such spam is normally pointless, since the 'from' address will be spoofed/faked - ie. non-existent or belonging to an innocent person who didn't send you the message but had their email address harvested from the internet and used by the spammer.
also, about two thirds of all email traffic is spam so trying to stop it is not an easy task - simply delete the message(s).
- EvelynLv 45 years ago
Mr. Low (or is it Mr. Keong?) also has funds he needs transferred out of Nigeria. Seems like he's on the up and up. But his bulk vitamins I purchased from him made me feel kinda funny... and I'm not sure why each pill had the Buddha etched into it.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
dont open. any, anytime.