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Old 08-16-2005, 05:59 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Porsche Club = SPAMmer Source

Well, I recently renewed my PCA membership on-line. Less than a month later I start getting the classic "bigger, longer, thicker with a little pill" and other such SPAM in my email inbox. Here's the kicker: I assign a unique email address to everybody, so there's only one place the address could have come from: PCA. They either have lost control of their membership database or their machine(s) have been compromized (OK, yes, that amounts to the same thing ). So if you're a PCA member and have recently had an uptick in the incoming SPAM at your email account, you'll know where it probably came from.

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Old 08-16-2005, 06:20 PM   #2
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You know, that happended to me also but I do not use unique email addresses so I did not put that together.

Weird, huh?
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Old 08-16-2005, 06:54 PM   #3
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You mean those pills don't work?
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Old 08-16-2005, 08:07 PM   #4
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Well. F n A, Now I see what happened. Thanks for the heads up.

I better win that club coupe now!!!!
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:29 PM   #5
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That is soo common now, I'm not surprised.

TSN.ca loads spyware into your cpu. So bye bye to that site.

Kinda sad really.
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Old 08-17-2005, 05:03 AM   #6
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I joined pca in may or june - haven't noticed any spam. I have a hardware and software firewalls (according to my computer literate son who set it all up) and mcafee virus protection and antispyware, nothing more.
are the pills expensive?
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:57 PM   #7
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Well, I recently renewed my PCA membership on-line. Less than a month later I start getting the classic "bigger, longer, thicker with a little pill" and other such SPAM in my email inbox. Here's the kicker: I assign a unique email address to everybody, so there's only one place the address could have come from: PCA. They either have lost control of their membership database or their machine(s) have been compromized (OK, yes, that amounts to the same thing ). So if you're a PCA member and have recently had an uptick in the incoming SPAM at your email account, you'll know where it probably came from.
Here's why you're on the e-mail list:

"Porsche = Mistress

BERLIN -- They like fast times -- on the road and in the bedroom.

Porsche drivers admitted having a hard time staying monogamous, with almost 50% of them cheating on their partners, according to the German car magazine, Men's Car.

That made them less faithful than any other group of car owners, the survey found."
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Old 08-18-2005, 05:46 AM   #8
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Not to be obnoxious, but you Windows users should really consider buying a Mac next time around. May cost a little more, but spyware doesn't work on my OS, there are only 12 known viruses, and they look really cool too (both the hardware and operating system). Plus, for an extra $150 in software, you can run PC programs as fast as a PC if you absolutely must do that (I've never found a reason not to use the Mac versions which save out as PC versions if needed).

BTW, I use spamsieve and it routes all the spam to a folder and I never see it.
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Old 08-18-2005, 07:01 AM   #9
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"bigger, longer, thicker with a little pill"
Reminds me of a joke:

Guy comes home and yells to his wife, jump into bed, I got a Viagra from a friend at the club.

Wife says, sorry, not now, I've got a horrible migrane headache.

Guy says, oh no, but I paid $50 for it and I've already taken it.

Wife says, well, just this once, you can do it with the maid.

Guys says, but honey, I don't need Viagra for the maid.

P.S. For some reason, my wife doesn't think this is funny.

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