[Homeroast] OT: Re: Mailing List hacks

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Thu Sep 6 23:38:39 CDT 2012


I completely agree, never touch them. If you open them then eventually 
you will have nothing but spam.

On 09/06/2012 11:12 PM, Ira wrote:
> At 06:03 PM 9/6/2012, you wrote:
>> All of which kind of suggests that the best way to fight back would be
>> to reply to as much of this junk as possible - make them have to look
>> at it, try to keep them thinking you might be this week's fool to be
>> parted from his money. Even if you can't pull that off, just giving
>> them another [million] red herring replies would make the scam a whole
>> heck of a lot less attractive.
>
>
> I believe you're wrong. The email addresses I have that I've never
> responded to spam with tend not to get spam. Once you publish an email
> or reply, they know it's a good email and your name will be passed
> around to all the spammers. I have 10 or so email addresses. one of
> them, the oldest and one that at one time was published on my website
> gets a few hundred spam messages/day. The rest get between zero and a
> few. Don't let them know you exist and you won't get spam. I don't open
> spam messages, I don't download them so none of the pictures embedded in
> the emails that would let them know I exist are ever opened. Keeping
> spam away is a lot of work. I enjoy those email addresses that get no
> spam and it's a lot of work to keep it that way, but I think it's worth
> the effort.
>
> Ira
>
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