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Re: SPAM: An unusual problem

From:J. K. Hoffman <ryumaou@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 7, 2004, 12:17
> ------------------------------ > > Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 19:42:50 -0400 > From: Trebor Jung <treborjung@...> > Subject: SPAM: An unusual problem > > Hi everyone, > > On my site, I write my e-mail as treborjung AT free DOT fr. I seem to be > getting spammed lately (about one a day, sometimes more). It only started > happening a few weeks ago. Do spammers themselves go searching the WWW for > addresses to spam? Why did I only start being spammed recently even tho I've > had this address for a few months? (I've had the site since mid-March.) How > can I stop the spammers from getting my address? Maybe changing my address > and then using a feedback form, like Jeffry Henning? > > Trebor.
Trebor, Unfortunately, there are WWW spiders that do nothing but search for e-mail addresses to add to SPAM files. In fact, I'm surprised it took even months for them to get you. The free e-mail centers are the SPAM bot's main target for victims. Get a good SPAM filter now, before the deluge hits. I regularly get 100+ SPAM in a day. Sometimes, it can be a real challenge to keep up. Good luck, Jim -- When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes. - Desiderius Erasmus