email address being harvested from ports website

cpet cpet at
Fri Apr 10 18:51:09 UTC 2015

On 2015-04-10 13:12, Rich Kulawiec wrote:
> This may be well-intentioned, but it demonstrates a nearly-complete
> lack of understanding of how spammers' address-harvesters work.
> The techniques in use in the field are very sophisticated and unlikely 
> to
> be defeated by anyone who hasn't spent at least a decade studying them
> in detail.  (And even then: probably not.  The existence of hundreds of
> millions of 'bots changed the game markedly and there is no undoing 
> that.)
> The ONLY reasonable course of action, at this point, is to presume that
> all email addresses are either (a) in the hands of spammers or (b) will
> be in their hands soon, and plan defenses accordingly.  Any other 
> approach
> is doomed to fail and should be instantly dismissed with prejudice: the
> only people it will impede in the slightest are non-spammers.
> ---rsk
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I don't know the sudden thought that I won 237 Million makes me happy :P

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