Spam Warning – You’ve received a postcard

This spam email is a clever one, it uses the general family member id so you don’t really questions that it may not be someone you know.

Also there are absolutely no links so you can’t even detect the usual false link behind the one that shows on screen.

So the only option you have is to open the zip file, which I don’t know exactly what this one does, but I can assure you they are never good, hopefully your antivirus is up to date and can save you if you do open it.

Any company sending out a digital e-card will do it with a link that takes you to a page (remember to hover over the link and make sure it’s legit), they won’t bother with sending out an actual file to you. Also a family member will most likely have their name in the email through a legit e-card website.

If you are ever in doubt always copy some of the email or the subject line and add the word spam and something should come up in the search engines that will let you know if it’s spam or not. if you’re in doubt get in touch and we can help you identify it for you.

here’s it the full text that’s in the email (the zip file has a name of ecard.zip)

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Good day.

Your family member has sent you an ecard from 123greetings.com.

Send free ecards from 123greetings.com with your choice of colors, words and music.

Your ecard will be available with us for the next 30 days.

If you wish to keep the ecard longer, you may save it on your computer or take a print.

To view your ecard, open zip attached file.

Google Dispel SEO Myths

Today I thought I’d share with you this video and site as it should help anyone at the beginning of development and SEO for their own site.

Here is the link to the video and the rest of the article on Googles own blog.

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2010/01/google-seo-resources-for-beginners.html

Alan

Have the big three email giants been blacklisted?

Hmm, well it would appear Google, Yahoo and Hotmail are having some serious spam blacklist issues due to be being on one black list particularly – sorbs.net

What this means is that there will be a lot of bounced emails across the globe until they do something about it, especially for us companies who use the lists to reduce spam on our servers.

So if you use SORB.NET blacklists you should remove them from your server for now. If you are one of the big three above, get yourself off the Bl***ing list it’s your responsibility to do so.

I’ve known that Yahoo have been on it since last Friday (15th Jan), but thought they would have fixed it by now. It does however seem very odd that all three of these email giants are on the list, could there have been a security breach on the SORBS.NET list? If so I hope they know about it!

*This info is correct at the time & date of this post.

Alan