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Bill,

I also sent him a message on his BQE address.  I kind of figured someone
else would do it, but decided to be on the safe side in case no one else
ended up doing it.

Scott
Adrian, MI


On Fri, 2 Jun 2006 bcainse(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:

> I've been receiving about 10 per day from the seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org email address. I sent a note to Shafat at his BQE address telling him about it but didn't get a reply. If he got it, I'm sure he's working on the problem. He has been very responsive over the years.
>
> Bill Cain, S.E.
> Berkeley CA
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Maxwell <smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu>
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Sent: Fri, 2 Jun 2006 14:33:11 -0400 (EDT)
> Subject: RE: SPAM
>
>
> Mark:
>
> I dunno, but I suspect that your company or maybe your company's ISP might
> have a server based SPAM filter that is catching them and removing them.
>
> For me, this account does have a server based SPAM filter, but all it does
> is add a label to the internet email header that labels it as SPAM if the
> filter considers it SPAM.  The end user can then setup filters or rules
> in their email client do what they want with the SPAM.  In my case, I have
> a rule setup to move such flagged messages to a "SPAM" folder.  I then
> review and delete them as appropriate.  And the SPAM filter is usually
> dead on, but I have gotten false positives (for some reason Ralph Kratz
> somehow was getting flagged as sending SPAM messages even though they were
> valid SEAINT list messages...I had to repeated report that to the false
> positive "system" but it appears to have been corrected).  I typically get
> 50 to 100  or more SPAM messages a day that end up in that folder.  This
> is largely due to the fact that I have LONG used this email address on the
> SEAINT list and it was not until a couple years ago that the list archives
> were setup in such a way so that it was difficult for email "spiders" to
> troll for email addresses to use for SPAM.  As such, this email address
> has LONG been on the SPAM lists.  Thus, I usually don't notice any real
> changes in SPAM levels as I have been getting crap loads on this address
> for a while.
>
> Anyway, I just went into that folder and did find a BUNCH of SPAM messages
> that appear to be addressed to the list that appear to have come from the
> SEAINT administrator's email address (seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org).  Since I
> don't regularly review the SPAM messages that close, I cannot say if this
> is a new phenomenan or not.  But by looking at the messages, it does
> suggest that at a minimum the SEAINT admin's email account is being
> spoofed, but I suspect that it might even be a case of the email account
> being hacked or either the server or email account being hit with a
> worm/virus so that it becomes a SPAM zombie or relay.  This is due to the
> fact that the email header has a lot of stuff that implies that the SEAINT
> server/domain created & sent the message (i.e. the message ID carries a
> seaint.org tag)...but I am not sure if that is something that can be
> spoofed or not...usually it is something that is a good indicator of where
> it really came from.
>
> The end result is that there are a bunch of messages that appear to be
> coming from the SEAINT server, but it not 100% clear to me if that is
> really the case or not.
>
> Scott
> Adrian, MI
>
>
> On Fri, 2 Jun 2006, Mark E. Deardorff wrote:
>
> > I wonder why I haven't received any. Strange.
> >
> >
> >
> > Mark E. Deardorff, Structural Engineer
> > Burkett & Wong
> > San Diego, CA
> >
> >   _____
> >
> > From: Casey K. Hemmatyar [mailto:khemmatyar(--nospam--at)gmail.com]
> > Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 10:01 AM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: RE: SPAM
> >
> >
> >
> > Yes It's through SEAINT.
> >
> > The spam started on Monday and all of sudden I noticed that I'm getting 100+
> > junk-mail a day.
> >
> > The number of my junk-mail was zero prior to Monday.
> >
> >
> >
> > Casey Hemmatyar, PE
> >
> > California
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > From: Stuart, Matthew [mailto: mstuart(--nospam--at)schoordepalma.com
> > <mailto:mstuart(--nospam--at)schoordepalma.com> ]
> > Sent: Friday, June 02, 2006 8:29 AM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: SPAM
> >
> >
> >
> > I think I'll unsubscribe until the Spam issue gets resolved by the
> > webmaster.
> >
> >
> >
> > D. Matthew Stuart, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE, SECB
> >
> > Senior Project Manager
> >
> > Structural Department
> >
> > Associate
> >
> > Schoor DePalma Engineers and Consultants
> >
> > 200 State Highway Nine
> >
> > Manalapan, NJ 07726
> >
> > 732-577-9000 (Ext. 1283)
> >
> > 908-309-8657 (Cell)
> >
> > 732-298-9441 (Fax)
> >
> > mstuart(--nospam--at)schoordepalma.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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