OT: _spam_ (Fred N. van Kempen)

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Tue Dec 3 11:43:00 2002

On Tue, 3 Dec 2002, Jeffrey Sharp wrote:

> Two things.
> [0] I'm still working on that ol' web site thing for ClassicCmp. One thing
> I'm looking at now is integrating the old archives with the new
> archives, which I've found *is* possible. More importantly, I now know
> how to spam-protect _every_ address in an archived message -- not just

BTW, I must say that the new site looks quite pretty.

> the poster's address. DUH, it's called *sed*!

sed rocks!

> That replaces the '_at_' in email addresses with ' [at] '. Is that
> sufficient to fool a harvester, or should a more sophisticated
> replacement be made? What replacement would that be?

Something more sophisticated needs to be implemented. Looking for an
"[at]" separator is part of the spammer arsenal.

> [1] I've written a procmail script that makes unknown senders go through a
> confirmation process similar to subscribing to a mailing list. I
> established backdoor, unfiltered addresses that I will hand out to
> companies, one for each business that wants one. That way, if spam
> starts coming to a particular address, I'll know exactly who is
> responsible and take appropriate steps.


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