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April 13th, 2008

Iron Clad Media - SPAM alert @ 11:23 pm

Mood: contemplative contemplative

Back at the apartment from a pleasant weekend with friends.

I'm checking e-mail from LJ and I see that the fine [cough] folks from Iron Clad Media are up to their old tricks again!

On several occasions, over the life of my LJ account, I have received e-mails with header information identifying the sending or transiting server as mail.icm-nj.com .

Received: .*icm-nj.com

For example:
Received: from mail.icm-nj.com (mail.icm-nj.com [])
	by smtp-out2.livejournal.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id D5B0977FBB
	for <geekbearjeff@livejournal.com>; Sat, 12 Apr 2008 17:48:02 +0000 (UTC)
Received: from HOST9771 ([]) by mail.icm-nj.com with MailEnable ESMTP; Sat, 12 Apr 2008 13:42:35 -0400
Received: from psmtp.com (exprod7mx229.postini.com [])
	by smtp-out1.livejournal.com (Postfix) with SMTP id 54D5D151D3A
	for <geekbearjeff@livejournal.com>; Tue,  4 Dec 2007 19:08:16 +0000 (UTC)
Received: from source ([]) by exprod7mx229.postini.com ([]) with SMTP;
	Tue, 04 Dec 2007 11:08:16 PST
Received: from HOST9771 ([]) by mail.icm-nj.com with MailEnable ESMTP; Tue, 04 Dec 2007 14:08:11 -0500

In previous posts, either on this LJ or as comments on other folks LJs, I have detailed my unpleasant interactions with the folks at iron clad media.

The fine folks [CHOKE] of iron clad media sites sent SPAM to my LJ e-mail address on:

If you can add a header field to the filtering criteria in your e-mail client - I user Mozilla Thunderbird (***) - you can create a rule similar my "icm-nj SPAM" filter which detects their junk-mail, marks it as junk and deletes it from the server and the local mailbox if it got that far.

Received contains icm-nj.com

set junk status to - junk
delete message
delete from server

*** - how to add additional header items to Thunderbird 2.x Message Filters

open Message filters

  • click tools / click message filters
  • click new
  • give the new filter a descriptive name - I used "icm-nj SPAM"
  • click the radio button next to "Match any of the following"
  • in the first box (mine usually says "Subject") select Customize
  • type Received in the 'New message header' block and click Add
  • click OK
  • select 'Received' from the drop down for the first column
  • select contains in the second column
  • enter icm-nj.com in the third column
  • In the 'Perform these actions' section choose something useful for the message, like, delete from server
  • if you have additional things that you would like click the '+' for an additional action line

IMO: SBL - SPAM Black List - management organizations make it far too difficult for 'ordinary folks' to add spammers to their black lists.
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Date:April 14th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
They also have a relatively rare User-Agent, which is what I use to auto filter them on my porn address since no one else uses ColdFusion as a MUA.

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