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

-Blake

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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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