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From: Pete Turnbull <>
Date: Tue Oct 23 12:29:14 2001

On Oct 23, 16:35, Iggy Drougge wrote:
> Mike Ford skrev:

> >Just for laughs I made a search just now of my email address
> >, and I got 233 hits via the Google usenet group
> >search. I really honestly only get maybe 5 bits of spam a day, and 80%
> >those I know I foolishly signed up for at some time recently. Have you
> >spamphobs ever considered that maybe you get a lot of spam because you
> >your email address, or that you don't have a profile in any spam

> I did a Google Groups search as well, and got over 10 000 hits on my
> Perhaps is one subjected to spam because one is an active netizen?

Well, I just tried a Google Groups search, for comparison, and got 14 hits.
 I got 1020 from a straight Google (web) search, the majority from
ClassicCmp (at least amongst the first few screenfuls).

I don't especially like munged addresses either, but providing it's obvious
(and obvious how to undo the obfuscation) I think it may be a necessary
evil at times.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Tue Oct 23 2001 - 12:29:14 BST

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