Shortcuts To Control Terroristic Email!

Written by A. T. Rendon

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"These operators high-jacked Web sites, 'kidnapped' consumers and held them captive," said Jodie Bernstein, Director ofrepparttar FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. "They exposed surfers, including children, torepparttar 132800 seamiest sort of material and incapacitated their computers so they couldn't escape. They copied as many as 25 million Web pages from sites as diverse asrepparttar 132801 Harvard Law Review andrepparttar 132802 Japanese Friendship Garden. When consumers used search engines to find subjects as innocent as 'kids onrepparttar 132803 net,' 'news about Kosovo,' or 'wedding services,' they risked being exposed to a torrent of tawdry images. This scam is outrageous and we want it offrepparttar 132804 Internet. We're confidentrepparttar 132805 court will help us arrange that."

The Federal Trade Commission is a powerful regulatory agency and they will accept complaints from consumers on both SPAM and also a Web Page or Web Sites that are using deceptive or terroristic tactics.

You may forward unsolicited commercial e-mail (spam) torepparttar 132806 Commission, by sending it directly to them at: mailto:UCE@FTC.GOV

I would suggest you not bother them with ordinary run ofrepparttar 132807 mill SPAM but rather limit your complaints to email likerepparttar 132808 one I described above that literally takes control of your computer.

You may also file a complaint withrepparttar 132809 Commission online by visiting their web site at:

Scroll torepparttar 132810 bottom of their web site where you will seerepparttar 132811 link to "File A Complaint Online".

On a more immediate basis, it is important to know at least a few ofrepparttar 132812 handy Windows "Shortcut" commands that will allow you to regain control of your computer withoutrepparttar 132813 need to shut it down all together.

For a more extensive list of Window's Shortcuts delivered to you FREE via Auto-Responder, send a blank email to:

Perhaps one ofrepparttar 132814 best commands to know by heart is: ALT + F4 = Quittingrepparttar 132815 open program

That command comes in very handy when you have a window open that takes up your entire screen area and does not showrepparttar 132816 customary Minimize/Restore/Close boxes that are found inrepparttar 132817 upper right hand corner of all Window's programs.

Another good one to keep in mind is: ALT + SPACE = Display ofrepparttar 132818 System Menu that allows you to Restore-Move-Resize-Minimize-Maximize or Close a window.

And as a last resort, if nothing else seems to be working, you can always try: CTRL + ESC = Opensrepparttar 132819 Start Menu from which you can properly shut down your computer.

Untilrepparttar 132820 powers that be take direct action to stop SPAM at every possible opportunity, we will all have to put up withrepparttar 132821 nuisance of deleting junk email from our inbox. But at least we do not have to toleraterepparttar 132822 invasion of our computer with code meant to make us a hos

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Don't Get Mad

Written by Bob Osgoodby

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I then put all ofrepparttar addresses in a file on a web page with an invisible link to it - let's call itrepparttar 132798 "Trash Page". If you visit my site, you will never see it. But, a spammer using harvesting software will hit that page. They will harvest each and every address that I loaded onto that page.

Thinking they hit a bonanza, all those unduplicated addresses will be captured by them. Now, two things will happen. First, allrepparttar 132799 forged addresses onrepparttar 132800 list that they send to, will be returned to them as undeliverable, causing them extra work to clean their lists.

Second, allrepparttar 132801 spam received from a legitimate address, will be onrepparttar 132802 lists of allrepparttar 132803 spamsters, and they will get their "just deserts".

Eventually,repparttar 132804 pros will figure out what I have done, and will blockrepparttar 132805 web page that houses them. But that is not my goal. I started putting those invisible links to that "Trash Page", on a number of my web pages. Now, they can't just block a particular page, but will have to block my entire domain. Great - now I won't have allrepparttar 132806 addresses on my site being harvested by these miscreants.

If this idea snowballs, and I hope it does, a major percentage of allrepparttar 132807 email addresses being sold by "email list providers" will be worthless. You might think about this if you are ever tempted to purchase their "thousands of email addresses" for $49.95.

The spam problem is not going to go away inrepparttar 132808 foreseeable future. If webmasters tookrepparttar 132809 steps I have taken, it just might go away sooner. Anyone who sends me an unsolicited email, advertising their "latest and greatest, will wind up on this list.

If you want to participate in this project, send an email to - please includerepparttar 132810 URL for your web site. (I want to make sure you are legitimate, and not a spamster on a "fishing expedition")

Note - to participate, you must be able to upload web pages to your site.

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