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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ULTIMATER, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. ULTIMATER

    ULTIMATER IncGamers Member

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    Hotmail spam has gone too far

    Ok, i can live with the "Mu wife wants you" porn junk e-mails, but yesterday the spam went to far.

    The spam e-mail avoided the junkmail filter with the "fwd: fwd:" trick, and i clicked it since it was in my inbox, not the junkmail. I didnt see the "Title" field, it was cluttered up with "fwd: re:"

    And ofcource it was a porncommercial. And so, you may ask?

    Well, this buttnaked girl couldnt be more then 12-13years old! Sitting there looking unhappy and not posing because she wants too. And this was hardcore stuff, not just a nude back or something!

    What the hell has the world come to?! :rant:

    Bleh, just needed to let out some steam here..
     
  2. Cmdr_Adeon

    Cmdr_Adeon IncGamers Member

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    Thats awful. If you haven't already deleted the email, how about alerting the authorities? Not sure how you'd go about that, but if she was 12-13 that is definately illegal.
     
  3. Steel_Avatar

    Steel_Avatar IncGamers Member

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    To be honest, I find that unlikely. Although the media and anti-porn crusaders claim it, not that great a fraction of the porn out there is actually child porn. In any case, many people look younger than they really are. How do you know it wasn't some underdeveloped 18 year old?
     
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    Not to discount the evils of sexual exploitation of minors, but why do we attack this so zealously, but not images of violence towards minors? I caught a glimpse of that CSI show recently, and there on my screen was a girl of no more than 10, bound and blindfolded. I was apalled. Does this get people up in arms? No, but a 37 year old woman's right breast does. Want more images of gratuitous violence towards children? Try the site that I won't link directly but whose name is synonymous with "putrid". No one is trying to shut them down.

    Bleh, I guess I'm using this thread as a venue for venting as well :p
     
  5. ULTIMATER

    ULTIMATER IncGamers Member

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    I dont know if she 18 or 12, but judging by the looks my guess is 12-13.
    I still have the mail, but im doing something illegal if i send it to you just so you can see for your self.

    Well, whatever really, i just wanted to get it out of my system.
     
  6. Sergeant

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    Some of these sites skirt the edge of legal because of the definition of child porn. If the images are not sexually explicit, meaning they are not depicting or alluding to sexual acrivity, it's not child porn.

    If the child is simply standing, sitting or whatever in a way that is not sexually explicit, they can get away with it. Obviously if the child is sitting or posed in a manner meant to be sexually provocative, it's illegal, same if there is sexual activity going on.

    I've reported 4 different sites after getting their mail in my inbox. If you want to report them, there's a few things you have to do to make it a successful report.

    First, you need to go to the linked site from the e-mail. It sucks I know but you only need it long enough to get the domain from the address bar. If you can "view source" from your e-mail reader, sometimes you can see where the link will take you without even clicking it.

    So, you get the domain, something to the effect of childpornsite.info or somesuch. Go to a domain name lookup site such as CheckDomain.com. This lets you type in a domain and get the registration info. You'll get the person's name, address and all that from the domain registration.

    So now you have the domain name and the domain registration info. Next, head over to ASACP's website. ASACP stands for Adult Sites Against Child Pornography, I think. Anyhow, since this organization formed in '96, over 25,000 child porn sites have been reported through them.

    So, if you want to report these sickos, this is a good way to go about it. Otherwise I suggest you delete it, empty your deleted items/trash bin and forget you ever saw it.
     
  7. Lone_C

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    Yeah, I decided to dump my hotmail accounts when I would receive in excess of 30 junk emails a day, most of which would still find their way into my inbox despite the junk mail protector.
     
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    Switch to Yahoo, it is a downgrade from Hotmail, but not much, and i have still yet to get 1 junkmail email...or make a new hotmail account and check your system for spyware...if you never been to those sites.
     
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    I have Yahoo, two seperate addresses one of them for Guild only use. Funny thing is, the day after I created the address for guild use, I started getting spam email from someone claiming to be Microsoft with a attachment claiming to be a security patch and to INSTALL IMMEDIATLY!!! Still deleting those as they some almost daily.

    I also get mails from people in Africa or somewhere claiming to need a safe bank account (mine) to deposit a large amount of cash into. Riiiiight. Deleted.
     
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    Perhaps because in CSI the girl being bound and blindfolded was acting, and henceforth wasn't being treated badly. Whereas children in child pornography are actually being forced into sexual acts against their will.
     
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    I'm quite aware of the difference between depiction and reality - but if I feel that some depictions on prime time TV cross the line, I just might up and say so. ;)
     
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    I've had no problems with yahoo up until two months ago when they started trying to get people to buy their "upgraded" spam filter. So of course to get me to buy it they start letting some junk mail through...sneaky bastards :rant:
     
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    My old hotmail account from 4 years ago got crammed with junkmail (probably because there didn't use to be filters and I had to select them later as they became available). About a year ago, I made a new account and I haven't recieved any junk mail at all, inbox wise.

    But that thing about purposely letting in junk-mail slip through so I'll buy their beefed-up junk filter is beginning to scare me.
     
  14. Choogy

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    Dunno...the only mail i get on hotmail is from hotmail themselves about "special offers"
    I get spam every now and then on AOL, but i just use the handy "Report Spam" button... :D Fixed!
     
  15. Laurazon

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    I dont use hotmail myself but my friend does. He is always complaining about spam...
    Not enough people know my address to send me any :D
     
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    I have yahoo and I get maybe 1 spam every couple of weeks and thats from yahoo asking to participate in some dumb servey.
     
  17. Shaigon

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    I use hotmail...I never get any spam..except from the hotmail staff.
    Or my friends sending me crap...but otherwise no spam.

    I don't know why people say they get so much o_O
     
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    Probably because they sign up for stuff at websites.
     
  19. th5418

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    Nah, my dad uses hotmail and i check his email for him. He always get porn spam. Maybe they check the age or soemthing.:scratch:
     

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