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  • Hello

    I've gotten the following email named like "Microword/Microsoft starter 2011 internet promotion program":

    MICROWORD/MICROSOFT CORPORATION®
    GATEWAY INTERNET PROMOTIONS.
    CUSTOMER SERVICE: TARRAGONA - SPAIN.
    ADDRESS: CALLE L'ESTANY, PARC. 2, POST CODE - 43006 CITY -
    TARRAGONA - SPAIN.
    TEL: +34- 672 - 810 - 623,   TEL +34- 603 - 319 - 633 ,  TEL + 447031882712.

    Date: 08/10/2011.

    The gate ways to computers trading companies and Internet companies
    Microsoft Corporation/ Microword Tarragona - Spain!  We are, please to inform
    you
    that your email address has won in the Microword.com online advertisers Search
    links
    Internet foundation promotional program October 2011, in Conjunctions with
    Microsoft Corporation!  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation!  And Facebook
    Management team UK (London).

    Your email address was automatically generated out of Email providers! Web-mails
    provider!
    Domain provider! Out from 5,000.000.00 million email Addresses users from the
    facebook.com to the Microword.com
    Search engine and to the Microsoft  corporation Electro mechanical Ballot
    machine, which make you one of the online Winners
    in our OCTOBER 2011 Internet promotional program!

    Your winnings attract a prize of Seven Hundred Thousand Euro only (700,000.00
    Euro) and
    additional prize below, awarded to winners by the MEDIAMARKT Spain, the Europe's
    largest
    http://www.mediamarkt.es/)


    1. SONY VAIO VPCZ128GX (LAPTOP)

    2. DELL MULTIFUNCTION COLOR LASER PRINTER

    2135CN - MULTIFUNCTION (FAX /COPIER / PRINTER / SCANNER) (COLOR)

    TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE:

    You have 30 days from the date you receive this notification to come to  our
    office
    here in Tarragona or to our FACEBOOK international payment centre in the UK
    (London),
    and file for your application of claim. This Method of claim is issued from our
    company as well by our paying bank as the official ways to enable you claim
    your
    won prize yourself, and as well for a way to avoids cases of Impersonation and
    the
    feelings of doubt.

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    More importantly, If you are unable to come to our office in Tarragona-
    Spain or at our  Partners office in London to claim your ( Draft Cheque
    (700,000.00 Euro)
    and Winnings Certificate, Laptop, Printer Machine),THEN YOUR WON PRIZE WILL BE
    SENT
    TO YOU VIA EXPRESS COURIER DELIVERY TO YOUR GIVEN ADDRESS, AND PLEASE
    DO NOTE: MICROWORD/MICROSOFT CORPORATION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR COURIER
    DELIVERY AND WILL NOT PAY FOR YOU THE COST OF DELIVERY TO YOUR LOCATION.
    YOU HAVE TO PAY YOURSELF FOR THE COST OF DELIVERY TO YOUR GIVEN ADDRESS
    OR LOCATION.

    ............................................................................................................................................

    Please NOTE again: The certified Draft Cheque, Laptop, Printer and winnings
    Certificate are packaged
    to be delivered less than one way bill by the Contracted Courier Company and are
    categorized as high
    priority & express delivery under applicable laws and regulations here in Spain
    and in the UK. ( London).
    Once again to avoid impersonation: This shipment/delivery cannot be delivered to
    your
    P.O. BOXES or POSTAL CODES but only to you the receiver/winner at your
    given address/home DIRECTLY IN YOUR HANDS, ON APPOINTMENT DATE THE DIPLOMATIC
    COURIER OFFICER WILL ARRIVAL AT YOUR LOCATION

     

    I think, that it is the spam email. I don't think, that the Microsoft Company provides such a strange lottery. I don't know whom can I adress this issue. Please help me to avoid the spams like that in the future! The email adress, that I've gotten this mail from is: noreplyxxxxxx@oct2011xx.com

    Thank you

    Sunday, October 16, 2011 1:20 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Thank you for your post.

    It's wise to consider this email as spams like you thought.

    To block the spams in your server end for all clients, you need to use email scan production like Exchange FPE.
    To block the spams just in your client, right click the email-Junk email--add sender to blocked senders list.

    If there are more inquiries on this issue, please feel free to let us know.


    Regards,
    Rick Tan
    • Marked as answer by Rick Tan Monday, October 24, 2011 5:49 AM
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 3:17 AM