E-bay now has an internal message system that they use to confirm
messages.It goes like this they email you a message to your email address
and your internal ebay message center at the same time.If you don't get
both, then the email message if fake.
that way they no longer try to stop fake messages on the web(to time
consuming and expensive)
I've given up using personal eMail when buying and selling on eBAY and only
use the eBay message system. Reason being that ISPs have introduced spam
traps in response to the spam plague, and users don't maintain/manage you
end up chasing comms round and round trying to get in touch.
Well, spammers are a problem, but spyware is only possible if you choose
to run Windows and Internet Explorer. If you keep windows, use Firefox.
Or go to Linux or Mac and enjoy _zero_ spyware. Spyware only exists on
inherently insecure systems (Windows).
I actually did switch to Firefox a few months ago and have been amazed at
the difference. I also run Zone Alarm Pro and keep my machine in "Stealth"
mode, which cuts out the access attemps from outside.
Eventualluy something will be done I think. A few more years and people
will be losing too much money for it to be bearable. Hacking into the
Banking Industry's databases in probably the biggest threat to consumers.
But I digress.... back to woodworking. :-)
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