OT: _spam_ (Fred N. van Kempen)

From: Dwight K. Elvey <dwightk.elvey_at_amd.com>
Date: Tue Dec 3 11:34:00 2002

>From: "John Lawson" <jpl15_at_panix.com>
> Since I have never posted anything to Usenet in 11 years, and since I
>have always used a Unix shell account running Pine - I get relatively
>little spam. There was a case some years ago where some enterprising
>HAX0R catted the user directory and got all of Netcom's userids...
> I have never found any correlation between classiccmp ad spam levels...
>I curently get one or two Nigerian offers a month, 7-10 Winning Poker ads,
>7-10 Home Mortgage Refinance, an/or Ultimate Vacation Offer, and, lately,
>once or twice a week, some thoughful person offers to sell me some Stuff
>to make my YuNoWhat bigger... I don't know whether to to be flattered or
>offended - so I just delete it all.

Hi John
 I'm on two mail list at this email address. I get maybe one
Nigerian letter a week but no much else. I have a hotmail
address that I also use to post to news groups. I average
14 junk mails a day ( that get through my filters ).
 If someone is mining this list, I don't see much that is
making it my way. News groups are definitely mined and
I notice increase in a few days after my posting there.
 I've started collecting the Nigerian letters. Some are
quite clever while others are just copies. One thing
I've noticed is that they like to use $20,500,000 as
the standard value. This might make a simple way to stop
a large percentage of them by filtering the body text
for this.

> I am not including the spam that filters onto the List itself (as a
>recipient), I am citing the examples that are addressed to me personally.
>Actually I get spam through Panix itself, the Lists I'm subscribed to, and
>personal spam - at a ratio of about 40/40/20 percent. Even at that, it
>amounts to 10 or 15 a week, and the DEL key kills 'em all, save for the
>few creative or utterly moronic amateur examples that I file away.
> Just now there's a news item circulating as to how we can expect a
>coming barrage of spam, and also as to how various Big Retailers are
>gearing up to flood our collective mailboxen. And you thought you hated
>Sanford Wallace sufficiently...
> Cheers
Received on Tue Dec 03 2002 - 11:34:00 GMT

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