TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Apparent Junk Mail

Re: Apparent Junk Mail
Fri, 03 Jun 2005 03:17:39 GMT

John Levine <> writes:

>> Notice the original message has

> As Pat noted, that was a Usenet message ID scraped off the net many
> years ago.

Quite a few years ago I noticed that just about anything that appeared
in a header and looked faintly like an email address would eventually
find its way into a "spam-me" CD of "A million suckers wanting to hear
your latest email scam."

That's also the Achilles tendon one needs to attack. If one's
messages have a bit of header fluff that points to a spamtrap account
on their machine one can often block spamming sites before they get
much spam through to real people.

Wolfgang S. Rupprecht

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