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Spam sent to perlmonks email address

by blakem (Monsignor)
on May 15, 2002 at 07:31 UTC ( #166659=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I just received some spam at The only place I've ever used that address is in the html comments of my home node to be included in jcwren's stats page. This isn't a big deal for me, since I can just dump that address to /dev/null and create a new one (blakem-somethingelse@......)

I really just wanted to send a heads up letting people know that such email addresses might bave been slurped up by a spammer.

If anyone is interested, the headers for the spam were:

Delivered-To: To: <Mainly Millionaires> From: "Term Life Insurance Companies of America." < +m> Subject: (OTCBB:VCTH) Delivering direct to Disney and United Airlines. + USRN Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 23:42:50 -1700 Reply-To:


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Re: Spam sent to perlmonks email address
by Biker (Priest) on May 15, 2002 at 08:57 UTC

    In a lame effort to reduce spam I never ever put any of my e-mail addresses on a Web page. Not even using the 'me at mydomain dot tld' trick.

    Everything went worng, just as foreseen.

Re: Spam sent to perlmonks email address
by Marza (Vicar) on May 15, 2002 at 17:58 UTC

    The never ending war.

    It got so bad(over 100 mails a day) that I had to rethink my filter stategy.

    I filter everything to a spam folder. As I find stuff I want, I add a filter to keep it in the inbox.

    It gets extensive but it seems to work as for some reason, it is easier to find wanted mail in a mess rather then spam in wanted mail.

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