too much spam (Was: no subject)
infofarmer at gmail.com
Fri Mar 17 15:42:37 UTC 2006
On 3/17/06, J. Buck Caldwell <freebsd at bitparts.org> wrote:
> Andrew Pantyukhin wrote:
> > On 3/16/06, J. Buck Caldwell <freebsd at bitparts.org> wrote:
> >> You know, I tried printing it out, but I still can't see the naked lady...
> > :-)
> > Beware, by answering spam messages like
> > that you get your address into spam filters all
> > over the world. Change the subject line next
> > time.
> You might notice my email address - it's only used on this listserv, and
> is a disposable alias. I start getting too much spam on it, I
> unsubscribe, resubscribe with a variant (say, freebsd1), and kill the
> old alias. I can't recommend this enough to anyone running their own MX
> server - I never give out the same email address to two different
> organizations. That way I know who's violating their own privacy
> policies when I start getting spam.
> To give you a for-instance - at work, where I have only one address, and
> it's given out to all of our vendors, I get about 300 spam per day
> (that's AFTER the RBLs). At home, on my own domain, I have about 130
> different aliases pointing to one account, and get about 3 spam mails a
> day, but to only two aliases - the one in my domain registration (which
> is whois accessible), and this one (because it's web-archive
> spiderable).Any other spam I get (which is rare), I check the privacy
> policies of the sender (usually legitimate bulk-mail services) and their
> client (Target being the biggest offender) and rat the former out to the
> latter as violating published terms of service, and cc: it to the FTC.
> Oh - wait - sorry, I misread. You meant that people might not get
> messages FROM that address anymore. Meh. I don't consider myself that
> important; if people don't get my random musings, they won't miss them.
> Happy Thursday!
> I never could get the hang of Thursdays.
Gmail seems to have solved the spam problem for me
for good. Now it's just a folder next to trash. Seriously.
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