[Project_owners] New Spam tactic

Mirzmaster mirzmaster at rogers.com
Tue Oct 7 01:43:19 EDT 2003


Wouldn't it then make sense to remove public access to the HTML archive 
of the lists?  Add some sort of user authentication, or just remove them 
altogether?  Are they a popular feature?

Sohail Mirza



On 07/10/2003 12:38 AM, John Dobbins wrote:

> Jay Garcia wrote:
>
>>On 06.10.03 22:49, John Dobbins wrote:
>>
>>--- Original Message ---
>>
>>
>>  
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>>>Jay Garcia wrote:
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>>>>Send a report to the abuse at TheISP address and if the ISP has an AUP
>>>>specifically stating that spamming is against policy, then the ISP may
>>>>terminate the connection.
>>>>
>>>>Finding out who is responsible can be rather difficult and may require a
>>>>court order to do so because of privacy restrictions on the part of the
>>>>ISP. Let the ISP deal with it.
>>>>
>>>> 
>>>>
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>>>>
>>>Spammers grab an account expecting it to be cancled in a day or two, so 
>>>reporting it just nabs ametaurs.
>>>
>>>These are pros working for one of the sites that promise to raise your 
>>>ranking in google. They do it by having lots of pages that link to thier 
>>>customers sites. Cancel thier account and they will have another one 
>>>tomorrow.
>>>
>>>John Dobbins.
>>>
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>>
>>Only a rank amateur would spam this address. How many project_owner
>>mails go out? It's akin to harvesting addresses off the secure server, IMHO.
>>
>>  
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> If the goal was getting spam in your inbox there are more efective 
> ways to do that than the small lists at mozdev. If the goal is having 
> Google's spider find a link at a page like this one
>
> http://mozdev.org/pipermail/project_owners/2003-October/000698.html
>
> then spamming a small list is very effective. Once that link is found 
> google factors it in when it ranks searchs, the more links the spider 
> finds the higher the ranking. Often getting a spam that will be 
> deleted unread in your inbox is a secondary consideration. The primary 
> one is getting a link on an archive webpage for a spider to find.
>
> John Dobbins
>
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