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New Zealand ISP Clueless About Latest Spam Attack

Some New Zealanders are being bombarded by spam, but the ISP the spam is coming from has no clue why it’s happening. Telcom says it’s been working with Yahoo! but has been unable to trace the source of the emails. …

New Zealand ISP Clueless About Latest Spam Attack
   

Exchange 2013 Anti-Spam Technologies – The Protocol Analysis Agent

The last of the anti-spam agents in Exchange 2013 is the Protocol Analysis Agent. This agent uses the “sender reputation level” (SRL) of the sending MTA to determine whether or not to accept a message from that particular MTA. Sender reputation is maintained in data about each sender that has previously connected to your Exchange infrastructure, and is calculated from the actual SMTP transaction for a message, reverse DNS lookups, the SCL rating set by previous agents, and can even evaluate the sending system to see whether or not it could be exploited by spammers. A lot goes into calculating the SRL. Let’s take a closer look.

Exchange 2013 Anti-Spam Technologies – The Protocol Analysis Agent
   

Two National Retailers Sued for Spamming

Two major U.S. retailers, DSW and Bon-Ton, have been slapped with a lawsuit alleging they have engaged in spamming. The suit, filed by Adams County attorney Joseph T. Sucec on behalf of his clients, Gerald Reviello in the suit against …

Two National Retailers Sued for Spamming
   

It’s finally happened.

And if people around the office think your name is ‘that creepy guy from IT,’ or if you’ve gotten numerous strange looks while trying to explain to people that the mythos behind Terminator is not only plausible, but it is, in fact, inevitable, then this story is for you. And it’s far too cool for school. Literally.

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How to Customize Junk E-mail Settings Using the OCT

Sender lists are one of the ways that Exchange and Outlook can work together to minimize the amount of Junk E-mail that users receive in their Inbox. There are three sender lists available to users:

  • Safe Senders-if a message comes from an address on this list, deliver it.
  • Safe Recipients-if a message is sent to a distribution list or alias specified in this list, deliver it. This is useful when you belong to a DL and you don’t want to miss anything sent to it.
  • Blocked Senders-if a message comes from an address on this list, drop it into Junk E-mail. Note, Safe Senders trumps Blocked Senders so if a sender is on both, the user will receive messages from them into their Inbox.

While these three lists can be setup manually by each user, they can also be configured by the administrator so that all users have a common base from which Outlook can work. In this post, we are going to look at how to use the Office Customization Tool to manage and modify these lists for users in the initial deployment of Office 2013.

How to Customize Junk E-mail Settings Using the OCT
   

Are you the nostalgic type? Prefer vinyl LPs over CDs and MP3s? Believe that music went on a permanent vacation when the 1970s ended? Dream about the good old days when, if you wanted to watch a show, you had to plop yourself in front of the TV at the scheduled time? Wax poetic over Atari 2600, the Vic 20, and a time when google was merely a misspelling of a very, very large number?

Still Using Windows XP? You May Want to Bail Before April 9
   

Santander Bank Facing Spam Complaints

Santander Bank’s UK customers are continuing to complain aout receiving malicious spam at addresses they insist were used for the bank’s online banking service and nothing else. The messages contain a zip attachment with an .exe file that installs a …

Santander Bank Facing Spam Complaints
   

Porn Spammer Escapes from Prison

Infamous spammer Jeffrey Kilbride escaped from prison a few days after Christmas. Authorities launched a manhunt after he was found missing from the Lompoc Federal Correction Complex, where he was assigned to a minimal security prison camp. In 2007, Kilbride …

Porn Spammer Escapes from Prison
   

How To Deploy Junk E-mail Settings Using Group Policy

Using Group Policy Objects (GPO) is the preferred method for configuring clients in a Microsoft Windows Active Directory environment. When an administrator uses GPOs, they can centrally configure clients, ensure consistent settings across all clients, ensure that new machines added to the domain are configured the same as existing ones, and they get a wealth of tools that can be used to evaluate and troubleshoot client configurations. When it comes to junk e-mail settings, if you want anything other than the default, using a GPO is the way to go. Here’s how you can proceed.

How To Deploy Junk E-mail Settings Using Group Policy
   

Celebrities Continue To Be Expoited by Spammers

Celebrities are always popular targets for spammers to exploit, and security researchers say the trend is only increasing. According to security researchers, Jennifer Aniston is one of the most exploited celebrities, followed by Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, the Kardashians and …

Celebrities Continue To Be Expoited by Spammers
   

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  • Marcelo on Preventing Internal Email Abuse with Exchange Server 2010 April 8, 2014

    Hi My friend I have Exchange 2010 but the opcion "when the subject field or the message body maches" i dont have with options! can i use other option? thanks

  • Hery on Fanbox Spam Turns Into Costly Scam April 7, 2014

    Thank you very much, your posting helpfull, cause I get this FANBOX today..

  • Harry D. on Anti-Spam Efforts are Working April 1, 2014

    Definitely, any positive news about spam is always welcome. I really don't have a lot of issues with good e-mails ending up in spam because I also check my Junk Mail from time to time, and if it's urgent and they need my reply, they simply call or try to contact me in other means. I think it's also essential that you provide your friends, colleagues, and clients other ways to reach out to you other than e-mail.

  • Steven on Apple Files Patent to Take a Bite out of Spam April 1, 2014

    Sounds like a good plan, Apple, but they should better concentrate on growing their brand and bread and butter first. As they say, jack of all trades, master of none. It's better to be great in one thing than to be good in almost all things. Don't be like Android or Google please.