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

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From: Mayer, Mike (mikem@cp.artesyn.com)
Date: Fri Feb 11 2000 - 06:14:31 PST


The list archives are online, so anyone can get email addresses from
headers, signatures, etc. I get very little spam here at work, even though I
have posted to Usenet in the past and am on several mailing lists. I know
for a fact that my email address from 10 years ago still gets mail. Its on a
list somewhere I'm sure. There are alot of things that mail hosts can do to
filter and reject mail from invalid domains, etc. If you're really serious,
check out the MAPS DNS based systems: http://www.mail-abuse.org/

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Mike Mayer Artesyn Communication Products, Inc
Senior Hardware Design Engineer Madison, WI
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lund, Steve [mailto:SLund@tuthill.com]
> Sent: Friday, February 11, 2000 7:53 AM
> To: 'si-list@silab.eng.sun.com'
> Subject: RE: [SI-LIST] : Anyone on SI-list receiving UCE type spam?
>
>
> 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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