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Re: [SLE] For those who follow such things [ot]
  • From: Dave Cotton <dcotton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 10:45:33 +0200
  • Message-id: <1145177133.4526.10.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2006-04-15 at 19:51 -0400, Michael W Cocke wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Apr 2006 20:57:48 +0200, you wrote:
>
> >On Saturday 15 April 2006 20:17, Per Jessen wrote:
> >> Vince Littler wrote:
> >> > In the past 36 hours, I have been hit by several dozen
> >> > 'Undeliverable mail Returned to sender' messages, in response to
> >> > spam sent out notionally in the name of my domain. Thank you for
> >> > your contribution, Patrick Shanahan, to placing my email address in
> >> > plain view on the internet.
> >>
> >> By participating in forums/lists such as this you have already done
> >> so yourself. Patricks contribution (whatever it might be) is
> >> negligible.
> >>
> >> Several dozen in 36hours isn't too bad. I have a customer that is
> >> regularly hit by waves of 100.000/day.
> >
> >
> >
> >He won't listen. He's bound and determined that Patrick, and only
> >Patrick is the reason he gets spam. I did a search, and found his
> >address in several places on the net. But he'll keep right on
> >complaining as if anyone really cared.
>
>
> I've been using my real email address for years, here, there &
> everywhere. If you're willing to configure spamassassin properly and
> do a bit of 'outside the box thinking' it doesn't have any impact on
> spam.

Absolutely, here in France we have a whole industry based on putting
publicity in peoples letterboxes, if you are living in a street you get
the publicity for that street, unless you put a notice on your box to
say you don't want it. Only problem is that in my area the local
government uses the same company to distribute its information, no pub
no info.

If you don't want _any_ spam close your mailboxes, but remember there is
also stuff you want and will miss.

--
Dave Cotton <dcotton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


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