How to use Telnet

Most of you only know that TelNet is a Port ( Port 23 ) or that TelNet is a Remote Control Tool. Remote Control means in this aspect that you as Client can get a Connection to for example a TelNet Server and then you can write Commands in a derivative of a Shell and this commands are executed only on this server not on your machine. But I want to show all you guys how to use this simple Remote Control Tool in several ways, because this simpleness is brilliant.  Continue reading “How to use Telnet”

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Spam of the Day – Receipt for Your Payment to Uk-AdCommerce-EOM@ebay.com

Hello,

You authorised a payment of 37.81 GPB to eBay International UK (UK-ebay-inc-admin@ebay.co.uk)

Your funds will be transferred when the merchant processes your payment. Any money in your PayPal account balance will be used first. If you have a zero balance or insufficient funds in your account, your backup funding source will be charged for the full or remaining payment. Please note that your bank or card provider may charge a dishonour fee if you have insufficient funds to make the payment.

Thanks for using PayPal. To view the full transaction details, log in to your PayPal account.

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Let me tell you how to spot the phishing details: Continue reading “Spam of the Day – Receipt for Your Payment to Uk-AdCommerce-EOM@ebay.com”

How to spot a phishing email

Phishing and spoof emails aim to obtain your secure information, passwords, or account numbers. These emails use deceptive means to try and trick you, like forging the sender’s address. Often, they ask for the reader to reply, call a phone number, or click on a weblink to steal personal information.

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1. The email has improper spelling or grammar
This is one of the most common signs that an email isn’t legitimate. Sometimes, the mistake is easy to spot, such as ‘Dear eBay Costumer’ instead of ‘Dear eBay Customer.’

Others might be more difficult to spot, so make sure to look at the email in closer detail. For example, the subject line or the email itself might say “Health coverage for the unemployeed.” The word unemployed isn’t exactly difficult to spell. And any legitimate organizations would have editors who review their marketing emails carefully before sending it out. So when in doubt, check the email closely for misspellings and improper grammar. Continue reading “How to spot a phishing email”

How to check for HTML content in contact forms? Spam proof without Captcha.

If you ever wanted to stop receiving spam about luis vuitton bags, you wondered how you can spam-proof your contact page without the addition of captchas.

The contact form HTML Code (make sure you include max length for all the fields:

<form name=”contactform” id=”contactform” method=”post” action=”send_form_email.php”>
<ul class=”row form”><li class=”col left”>
<input type=”text” id=”Name” name=”Name” class=”required” placeholder=”Name” maxlength=”100″>
<input type=”text” id=”Email” name=”Email” class=”required” placeholder=”Email” maxlength=”100″>
<input type=”text” id=”Subject” name=”Subject” class=”” placeholder=”Subject” maxlength=”50″></li>
<li class=”col right”><textarea id=”Message” name=”Message” placeholder=”Message”></textarea></li></ul>

</form>

The PHP code in send_form_email.php:

<?php
function spamcheck($field)
{
    //filter_var() sanitizes the e-mail 
    //address using FILTER_SANITIZE_EMAIL 
    $field = filter_var($field, FILTER_SANITIZE_EMAIL);
    
    //filter_var() validates the e-mail 
    //address using FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL 
    if (filter_var($field, FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL)) {
        return TRUE;
    } else {
        return FALSE;
    }
}

function linkcheck($message)
{
    //$message = 'Check this out <a href="http://www.something.com">Click here</a>. Click it';
    
    if (preg_match('/<a[s]+[^>]*?href[s]?=[s""']+(.*?)[""']+.*?>([^<]+|.*?)?</a>/', $message)) {
        // THERE IS A HYPERLINK IN THE MESSAGE
        // DO SOMETHING
        return TRUE;
    } else {
        return FALSE;
    }
}

function clean_string($string)
{
    $bad = array(
        "content-type",
        "bcc:",
        "to:",
        "cc:",
        "href"
    );
    return str_replace($bad, "", $string);
}


function died($error)
{
    
    // your error code can go here
    
    echo "We are very sorry, but there were error(s) found with the form you submitted. ";
    echo "These errors appear below.<br /><br />";
    echo $error . "<br /><br />";
    echo "Please go back and fix these errors.<br /><br />";
    die();
    
}


if (isset($_POST['Email'])) {
    
    //check if the email address is invalid 
    $mailcheck = spamcheck($_POST['Email']);
    if ($mailcheck == FALSE) {
        died("The Email Address you entered does not appear to be valid.");
    }
    //send email 
    $email_to      = "YOUR EMAIL";
    $email_subject = "Query Submitted ";
    
    // validation expected data exists
    
    if (!isset($_POST['Name']) || !isset($_POST['Subject']) || !isset($_POST['Email']) || !isset($_POST['Message'])) {
        
        died('We are sorry, but there appears to be a problem with the form you submitted. Please make sure all fields are filled in!');
    }
    
    $first_name = $_POST['Name']; // required
    $email      = $_POST['Email']; // required
    $subject    = $_POST['Subject']; // not required
    $comments   = $_POST['Message']; // required
    
    
    $error_message = "";
    $string_exp    = "/^[A-Za-z .'-]+$/";
    if (!preg_match($string_exp, $first_name)) {
        $error_message .= 'The Name you entered does not appear to be valid.<br />';
    }
    
    if ((strlen($comments) < 2) || (linkcheck($comments) == TRUE)) {
        $error_message .= 'The Message you entered do not appear to be valid.<br />';
    }
    if ((strlen($subject) < 2) || (linkcheck($subject) == TRUE)) {
        $error_message .= 'The Subject you entered do not appear to be valid.<br />';
    }
    
    if (strlen($error_message) > 0) {
        
        died($error_message);
        
    }
    
    $email_message = "Dear AdventExhibitions Administrator,nn A new query has been submitted on the website. Details below: nn";
    
    $email_subject .= $subject;
    $email_message .= "Name: " . clean_string($first_name) . "n";
    $email_message .= "Subject: " . clean_string($subject) . "n";
    $email_message .= "Email: " . clean_string($email) . "n";
    $email_message .= "Comments: " . clean_string($comments) . "n";
    
    
    // create email headers
    
    $headers = 'From: YOUR EMAIL' . "rn" . 'Reply-To: YOUR EMAIL' . "rn" . 'X-Mailer: PHP/' . phpversion();
    
    
    mail($email_to, $email_subject, $email_message, $headers);
    
?>
 
Thank you for contacting us. We will be in touch with you very soon.
 
 <?php
}
?>

Subtle Email Marketing

Everyday Internet users receive tons of emails telling them to buy certain products or visit particular websites. While these emails arrive in the inboxes of unsuspecting Internet users each day, most of them pay very little attention to these emails.

Subtle email marketing might prove successful for new customer attraction
Subtle email marketing might prove successful for new customer attraction

That is because emails which are blatant advertisements are often viewed as spam.

Most Internet users have very little tolerance for spam. Reactions to spam tend to range from simply ignoring the emails and having the email addresses blocked from sending future emails to reporting the emails to their Internet service provider for further investigation. We realize many Internet marketers have difficulty keeping their email marketing subtle. Therefore this article will provide some useful information on how email marketing can be kept subtle so it is not viewed as spam.

One of the most important criteria for ensuring your email marketing is subtle and will not be viewed as spam is to provide something of quality to the recipients. This may include insightful articles, interesting quizzes or other useful facts which members of the target audience are likely to find useful. When email recipients realize an email they received is offering them something worthwhile such as knowledge or information about a particular niche subject they are much more likely to spend some time reviewing the email because they will not consider the email to be spam. In addition to using the creation of this copy to convince recipients that the email is not spam, the business owners can also take advantage of this copy by providing subtle advertising. This may include product references in the articles or links to your website throughout the email.

Avoiding language which makes outrageous claims can also help to keep advertising quite subtle. Using superlatives and describing the greatness of specific products is likely to be viewed as blatant advertising. When this happens, it is not likely that website owners will believe there is validity in anything contained within the email because they will believe the entire email is simply one big advertisement for your products or services.

Another way to keep advertising subtle when running an email marketing campaign is to only send your email to those who are likely to be extremely interested in your products and services. This is important because when email recipients receive an email which does not reflect their interests at all, they are not likely to take the email serious and may view the email as a blatant advertisement. However, when the email is only sent to those who share a common interest the email seems more personalized. In this case the email recipients are not likely to view every product reference as a blatant advertisement because they understand there is sometimes a need to mention products or services.

Finally email marketing remains subtle when the content of the email is written as though it is not coming directly from the business owner. The copy may speak about the products and services as though they are being offered by a third party. This make the advertising seem more subtle because it does not appear to come directly from the business owner.

Finally, business owners can help to ensure their email marketing efforts are not viewed as blatant advertisements by keeping reference to your own website to an absolute minimum. Most Internet users often view links from one website to another strictly as an advertisement. For this reason it might be worthwhile for business owners who are marketing an email campaign to keep links to a minimum and to carefully weave these links into even the most quite benign copy.

The links should be provided as though they were only included to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the products and not as a way to encourage you to purchase these products.

It might be worthwhile to consider hiring a writer with this type of experience to ensure the copy conveys the desired message and has the desired effect on the email recipients.