Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Thu Jun 21 18:36:49 UTC 2007

----- Original Message ----
From: Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at>
To: For users of Fedora <fedora-list at>
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 1:05:25 PM
Subject: Re: spam

On Thursday 21 June 2007, Dave Ihnat wrote:
>On Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 01:16:59PM -0400, Mark Haney wrote:
>> I for one, am one of those people who understand that it's impossible to
>> completely rid myself of it while I'm on the list, so I do the best I
>> can to keep it under control.
>Frankly, between SpamAssassin and some procmail traps, I don't SEE most of
>the spam that comes in.  I've had the same domain and E-Mail address set
>within that domain since around 1993.  Sure, I'm losing bandwidth to it,
>but I'm not going to forego the utility of either this and other mailing
>lists, or the convenience of contact a long-established and well-known
>mail address gives me and those who want to contact me.
>Nevertheless, I WOULD like to run into some of these spammers in a dark
>alley while I'm on my way home from a ball game...with my Louisville

That is usually temporary Dave, unless one session while kneecaps heal is 
enough to convince them to find another means of employment.  Personally, I 
prefer the shotgun & shovel approach, although the Slugger doesn't make as 
much noise even when depressing a skull by 4".  {8-[

However, considering that my email addy has only changed once since back in 
the middle 90's, the 200-300 that comes in here a week, and that gets trimmed 
to one or 2 by sa & procmail, isn't that bad.

What we really really need is someway to handle the spam from the yahoo 
servers, difficult because it comes from the same machines that service the 
mailing lists they carry.  That right there would trim my incoming weekly 
spam total by 50 percent or more.

>    Dave Ihnat
>    President, DMINET Consulting, Inc.
>    dihnat at

Cheers, Gene
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Very true!  I get lots of SPAM everyday because I use yahoo mail.  There are many many many messages that I click to report SPAM.  They still make their way to the mailbox.  I have no way to fight them other than click on SPAM and delete them.  They come back and I do the same.  I am not complaining but agreeing with Gene.  SPAMMERS like yahoo alot.  I have other email accounts but I want to keep them away from SPAM, SPAM still goes in there, but not as abundant as in yahoo.



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