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Re: Anoying Peter Whalley Spam messages.



On Tuesday 05 April 2005 08:30, David Liguori wrote:
> My own feeling about using anti-spam measures that actively annoy
> people, as well as the spam issue in general, is that it's not a
> big enough issue to take such measures.  If you take reasonable
> precautions with your email address and use spam filtering, what
> gets through is not nearly as annoying as people telephoning your
> home selling credit card offers.  Just delete it, and move on.
>  Those who complain of getting thousands of spams a day should
> figure out what they may have done to encourage such a situation,
> learn from their mistakes, and swallow the inconvenience of
> getting a new email address.

While changing addresses is certainly one option it doesn't fix 
what's really going on.  That old address is still getting all the 
same spam messages it always did, and probably still will for the 
next umpteen years.  I still have spammers attempt to deliver to 
old, now non-existant, ex-employee e-mail accounts from more than 5 
years ago.  My MTA rejects probably 10,000 - 15,000 of these a 
month now.

Also many corporate websites present "generic" email addresses; e.g. 
sales, info, marketing, etc., that have been harvested off the web 
sites many times over and changing these addresses is just not a 
practical fix from a business perspective.

Regards, Mike Klinke


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