[Slackbuilds-users] Spam - is it only me?

John Coppens john at jcoppens.com
Tue Dec 7 15:23:19 UTC 2010

On Tue, 07 Dec 2010 09:25:43 -0500
Martin Pagnan <mpagnan at acanac.net> wrote:

> "<someone> at <mail site>"

I don't think mass spammers are too interested in someone who is even
mildly trying to obfuscate their e-mails. Those are not the victims
they are trying to hit. After all, most _are_ trying to sell something.

Instead of mailing lists, I'd rather look at, for example, the circle of
people who have you in their address books and got hit by one of the
disseminating worms. Or included you in one of those 'missing kid' or
'need kidney' letters. 

Also, the fact we are in the month of the national spending frenzy must
have some influence on spam volume...

I've learned to live with the spammers, bogofilter quite happily
assigns them to the folder where they belong. 

I do object somewhat to google's automatic un-obfuscating feature. Try
putting your e-mail into google (with the @ in it), and it'll find the
sites mentioning you with <at>'s.


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