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Re: [opensuse] Spam and this and other mailing lists
  • From: John <john_82@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 16:52:13 +0100
  • Message-id: <200806051652.13212.john_82@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 05 June 2008 15:13:58 Dave Plater wrote:
John wrote:
On Thursday 05 June 2008 14:27:38 Henne Vogelsang wrote:
Hi,

On Thursday, June 05, 2008 at 12:32:28, John wrote:
After joining this board I noticed that my spam rocketted. I've noticed
the same sort of effect on other boards but not so marked.

As you can see this list is popular with all kinds of folks :)

I use two emails for this list. I receive on a yahoo pop account and send
from a send only google account, due to yahoo being next to useless for
sending via smtp. My only address that gets displayed on this list is the
google address. I once, quite a while ago, deliberately clicked on a
phishing link and since then I have had at least one spam mail every day to
the yahoo adress. Each one I report to the originating IP and report the
link. The whole point of this mail is that the google email address has
never had spam but the yahoo address which never gets displayed on this
list does.
Surely if addresses were being farmed from this list, I would have received
spam on the google account by now. Regards
Dave P

That's a neat solution that I didn't know was available or could be set up. It
needs 2 accounts on all lists. Lists could do more to help. It's an obvious
hole that is used and should be closed. Sounds like it would reduce server
loads if many people use 2 accounts. It's doesn't do anything about the other
problem I mentioned though.

I've always used one of my isp email addresses and filtered much like a
firewall should - if I send something out something should come back etc.
Kmail can nearly do all that is needed. It copes with all but a few.

I've never clicked on a phishing link but do send most of them to the
appropriate place. I also do the same thing with some spam if it looks as if
it may catch other people out.

John
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