RE: [SI-LIST] : Anyone on SI-list receiving UCE type spam?

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From: Lund, Steve (SLund@tuthill.com)
Date: Fri Feb 11 2000 - 05:53:00 PST


Stephen,

Posting anything to Usenet with a valid e-mail address either in the text or
headers is guaranteed to generate spam. This is why when I post to Usenet I
use a separate newsreader (Forte's Agent) with any e-mail address munged or
otherwise invalid. If you do want to reveal your true e-mail address I would
recommend something like

stephen <dot> peters <at> intel <dot> com <----- Some assembly required!

This way the spam bot programs that look for e-mail addresses will ignore
this as just text.

BTW, The SI-list uses a separate program known as a list-server which is run
from a private server and is not part of Usenet. Ray can answer whether the
Si-list is open to list-serv commands that will reveal the e-mail addresses
of the list's subscribers.

I belong to several list-serv lists and so far I have not had my e-mail
address compromised by any of them.

Steve Lund
Tuthill Corp.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peters, Stephen [SMTP:stephen.peters@intel.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2000 8:28 PM
> To: 'si-list@silab.eng.sun.com'
> Subject: [SI-LIST] : Anyone on SI-list receiving UCE type spam?
>
>
> Hello All:
>
> Today I received a couple of unsolicited commercial e-mails (UCE). I
> can't tell the origin (haven't
> been able to figure out how to get Outlook to display the Usenet headers)
> and the spamers
> are cleaver enough to address me via Bcc so I can't see the other
> recipients, but I suspect
> that they harvested my name from either the SI-list or the ibis reflector.
> I'm wondering if anyone
> who subscribes to si-list but NOT to one of the ibis reflector addresses
> has
> received junk mail
> entitled "Your Choice" or a piece from bnak@dotcool.com entitled "Making
> Lots of Money (Quickly)".
> Just checking...
>
> Thanks and regards,
> Stephen Peters
> Intel Corp.
>
>
>
>
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