spammers harvesting emaill address from this list
mnslinky at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 07:43:54 PDT 2007
On Aug 23, 2007, at 8:11 AMAug 23, 2007, fbsd2 wrote:
> It only takes 2-3 weeks after changing my email address I use on
> the list
> before I start receiving spam on the new email address.
> Other non-fbsd lists I belong to remove the posters email address
> before the
> post gets sent to the list members.
> Why can't this list do the same thing so the posters email address
> show up in the archives on the news group servers where spammers
> harvest the
> posters email address for targeting spam to?
I've been a list a participant for many years, and I've not had a
huge problem with spam that hasn't been able to be dealt with through
the use of tools like SpamAssassin and my mail client's built-in anti-
spam filters. Unfortunately, there really isn't any way to make 100%
certain that your email address won't end up on a spammer's list,
unless you never use the address. If you're not going to use it,
however, what's the point.
You've got the right idea by using a different account for list
messages and such. Just do your best to use the tools at your disposal.
Eric F Crist
Secure Computing Networks
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