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New Regular Feature: Spam Daily News

Patrick Townson (
Tue, 20 Dec 2005 15:33:09 -0600

You may have noticed a couple articles in the Digest today from a new
daily feature available here: 'Spam Daily News'. It appears that ICANN
does not intend to start anytime soon a new top-level domain called
'.spam' where serious reports on this topic could go, along with, of
course, I suppose, contributions from spammers/scammers/phishers, etc.
So I will provide news reports on this topic through an RSS feed,
which can be seen on our web site in the
latest-issue.html area each day.

If you wish to carry the news feed on your own site, please add this
bit of html code somewhere:

<a href=""><img
src="" border="0"
width="80" height="15"/></a>

The other thing I will do now is fix a delicious dinner each day for
spam-bots, you know, those things which go around to web sites looking
for names and email addresses to be spammed. You will see 'Spam Poison'
in my autoack message from now on and also on the front page of our
web site. If the spam bot sees his dinner there, he goes to get it and
winds up in a virtual endless loop forever gobbling up totally worthless
email addresses, rendering him totally useless to his owner when he
returns from his duties. I think they are called 'pharmers'. The code
to put on your own web site if you wish to use it is this:

<a href=""><img
src="" border="0" width="80"
<a href="">Fight spam!Click

And finally, I am going to begin using the spam poison address for
those users who ask to have their email names/addresses withheld here
on account of spam problems. I had been using my other domain which is
'' to just drop those rodents directly into a black hole, but
it occurred to me it would be better to put out some tasty food for
them to find. Feel free to use the above however you feel best in your
own circumstances.


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