[Project_owners] maillist req. email@example.com : is this spam?
Sergey A. Chernyshev
urlfix.mozdev.org at antispam.drouk.ru
Mon Jan 19 13:41:13 EST 2004
BGC> New subscription request to list QuickManager from joe8713 at webinf.com
BGC> New subscription request to list MacroEditor from joe8060 at webinf.com
BGC> New subscription request to list Links from joe7990 at webinf.com
BGC> Is this a new kind of spam?
In this case it's probably a spam bot, but such addresses are not
always a sign of spammer - it can be "disposable" email address - I
use such addresses to get rid of spam - just subscribe to all
lists/forms with different address (that's why I have project name at
left side of my address or maybe why these "john(\d+)@webinf.com" look
the same but with different numbers) and if you got spam on this
address you just cancel this one and no other addresses affected -
just re-subscribe with new one and spammers will have wrong addresses
in their database.
My point is - don't judge user as a spammer just by this kind of
address. If you are not sure - just ask him if it is some kind of
"disposable" email addresses system.
By the way, I got spam on this address (urlfix.mozdev.org at antispam.drouk.ru),
so it's time to disable it and change it ;))
P.S. If you can read Russian and you interested in my idea of
disposable addresses, called "addressafe" you can read about it in my
(I invented this thing on my own before they become available on
internet, but had no time to implement the system).
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