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    Parts of an email address (Outlook 2002)

    Hi again!
    I have been looking a little closer at the email addresses I am getting all the spam from and I noticed that they all have something in common: after <font color=red>.com </font color=red> there is an <font color=red>.sq</font color=red> or <font color=red>.ar </font color=red> or <font color=red>.br</font color=red>.
    When it is not a .com address, the two letters (I don't know what they are called <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> ) follow (ex. whoever<font color=red>@crc.ie</font color=red>.)
    What do these letters refer to? I'd like to learn more.
    Thanks again!

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    Re: Parts of an email address (Outlook 2002)

    Those two letters usually stand for a country. For example, most domain names in The Netherlands where I live end in .nl

    See here for a complete list.

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    Re: Parts of an email address (Outlook 2002)

    Thanks, Hans!
    I appreciate your help. It's interesting that these emails have addresses from other countries but are all for American products sold here in the U.S.!
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    Re: Parts of an email address (Outlook 2002)

    Many spammers who target the USA operate from outside it for a variety of reasons:
    - It might be less easy to take legal action against them.
    - It might be very cheap to obtain a domain name.

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    Re: Parts of an email address (Outlook 2002)

    There are several Loungers who use SpamBayes; I have heard good reports about it.

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    Re: Parts of an email address (Outlook 2002)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by DaveA on 20-Apr-04 11:36. Edited to remove extra "HTTP//:")</P>Hans,
    I was reading Lockergnome Window Fanatics April 19, 2004 issue and they suggest a program for Outlook called SpamBayes.
    It comes highly recommended and after training it is supposed to be very effective in the removal of spam. Best of all, it's <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> ! http:// http://spambayes.sourceforge.net/
    I have installed it and am looking forward to training it. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Parts of an email address (Outlook 2002)

    Well... all those addresses are fake or belong to innocent third parties. What spammer in his right mind would give you his address?!

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    Re: Parts of an email address (Outlook 2002)

    <!post=This thread,360599>This thread<!/post> should be of interest and possibly of value.
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    Re: Parts of an email address (Outlook 2002)

    Thanks, John, for the link to that thread. I read it and find that compared to others, I have very little spam to worry about! There were good suggestions and different options for me to try and I will keep that thread handy for future use.
    I appreciate it!

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    Re: Parts of an email address (Outlook 2002)

    We started using it here when iHateSpam starting failing us. Wokrs well for us, including my boss, the CEO, who really can't afford "false positives" The only issues I seem to have with it are that it will often flag as "Spam Suspect" some of my wanted, but very spammy, email ads (Buy.com, Sierra Trading Post, Sportsmen's Guide). But it's not a big problem.

    Jim

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    Re: Parts of an email address (Outlook 2002)

    Hi Jim,
    It's been a couple of days and it has already taken care of the e-mails I started this thread about! As you said, a couple of wanted items end up as spam suspects but that is easily taken care of. I'm actually having fun with this! <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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