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?
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.
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