E-mail Scam, Addressess being collected of mailing list ::Advice Requested

Kent Stewart kstewart at owt.com
Tue Apr 15 12:06:17 PDT 2003

On Tuesday 15 April 2003 11:45 am, Andy Harrison wrote:
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> On 13-Apr-2003, Bill Moran wrote message "Re: E-mail Scam, Addressess
> being collected of mailing list ::Ad"
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Welcome to hell.  While I don't have 100% proof ... I think you are
> > absolutely
> > correct: that spammers harvest email addresses from this (among
> > others) list.
> I have proof...  I use numbered, tracked e-mail addresses everywhere.
>  I've already changed addresses on the freebsd lists once (after 2
> weeks of membership) and am already receiving it at the new address.

Since I am retired, I track each one of them down. I think it is very 
similar to shoplifting and I treat spam a theft of services. My ISP 
also uses spamassassin, which helps. 

You can't let one get by.

> Pita...  One thing I do aside from other counter measures is I wrote
> a little script that scrapes the active spammer list from spamcop.net
> and null routes all the ip addresses.  I sort it, uniq it, and keep
> it trimmed down to the last 400 entries or so.  Does a pretty good
> job too.

BTW, I like naChoZ and Spirits.


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


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