[Fedora] tons of spam
David G. Miller
dave at davenjudy.org
Mon Jun 18 03:08:07 UTC 2007
> > If redhat can't control things better than this on their lists, I'm
> > not sure I want to use fedora.
All it takes is posting with your e-mail address. The spammers use web
crawlers that look for anything that looks like an e-mail address.
Anything that gets posted to fedora-list ends up on a number of web
sites that publish the content plus the list archive. Once your e-mail
address is published you will get spam.
As an example, I'll let you know when vida at davenjudy.org first gets
spam. My guess is it will be within a day or two. (Vida is our dog. I
haven't used her name for this particular experiment before.)
BTW, you might want to look into setting up spamassassin to filter your
e-mail. Rather than complaining about spam, do something about it.
Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
-- Ambrose Bierce
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