[Pool] Spam from pool list?

Dreamy dreamy at dreamy.sk
Sat Apr 23 12:58:21 UTC 2011


Thank you Arnold, I thought it must be a leak from list itself, forgot
about its users.
I was just wondering and wanted to warn users... I'll write some
spamrules, special
addresses make it really simple.
> Hi Dreamy,
>
> On 04/23/2011 01:37 PM, Dreamy wrote:
>> How did they get my unique e-mail address dedicated for this list?
> Each member of this list has your special e-mail address, once you post to
> the list.
>
>> I'm just guessing, but I can't imagine anything else.
> Most e-mail addresses are harvested from virus infected PC's. So, if one
> member of this list gets infected then your e-mail address is known by
> spammers. This is a very reliable way to collect active addresses...
>
> As you noticed, trying to keep your address secret is not effective in
> fighting spam. Better, make sure you have a good working spam filter.
>
> With 99% spam the trick is to filter the correct messages out :-) As you use
> a special address for this list, you might use a filter that checks for
> "*[Pool] *" in the subject line. I just reviewed my check: it is not on the
> subject, but the pool address is in To or CC. This also works well. My rule
> blocked about 80-90 spam messages today up to 14:20h for my ntp-list address.
>
> Good luck,
>    Arnold
>



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