SPAM Avoidance Re: List Maintenance

From: Chuck McManis <>
Date: Tue Oct 23 22:41:10 2001

>If I were writing an e-mail harvester, I'm sure
>I'd have quite an extensive subroutine that looked
>for known patterns of spam-avoidance, and how to
>undo them.

Actually the best spam avoidance technique I've found is as follows:
         if you can create email addresses for
         a domain then
         set your email address to be ''
         and make sure you're domain name isn't used
         as a spam harbor (open relay mailer, etc)

All the spam harvesters apparently prune the name 'abuse' from their lists
as they don't want to send mail to the abuse addresses and get themselves

Received on Tue Oct 23 2001 - 22:41:10 BST

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