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Ellen's address has changed [message #4894] Sun, 31 December 2006 23:20 Go to next message
Erin Halfelven  is currently offline Erin Halfelven
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Check http://www.barkingduck.net/ehayes/, the December 31, 2006 Tucknotes for details. I'm certainly not going to publish it here.

- Erin
Re: Ellen's address has changed [message #4898] Sun, 07 January 2007 08:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ellen Hayes  is currently offline Ellen Hayes
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Erin Halfelven wrote on Mon, 01 January 2007 04:20

I'm certainly not going to publish it here.


Thank you. Keeping my address unreadable-by-machine kept the spam off for years. Then, I think someone had their home computer cracked by a email-harvester. So I'd like to keep this one unreadable-by-machine as well, to give another few years of grace. Which means, no text of it.


Ellen
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Re: Ellen's address has changed [message #4899] Sun, 07 January 2007 09:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Erin Halfelven  is currently offline Erin Halfelven
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Yah. Doing what I do with the websites, my address is out there and I get thousands of pieces of spam every day and hundreds get through my filters. Not a lot I can do about it in the circumstances except don't use Outlook or OE and read my mail on a Mac instead of a PC.

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Erin
Re: Ellen's address has changed [message #4902] Sun, 07 January 2007 19:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, it's actually impossible to avoid spam if your domain gets much traffic *and* your "username" is at all common.

Y'see, several years back when examining the "bounced message" logs for a domain I had at the time, I found that I was getting large numbers for [common name]@[domain]. For usernames that'd *never* existed in that domain.

My best guess is that the folks who use "unverified" addresses in their spamming are just taking a list of known domains and a list of known usernames and combining them.

And since they never receive the bounce messages anyway because of the way they forge the headers, they don't actually *care* if an address is valid.

Of course, this means that I was getting hit for bandwidth *three* time.

Once for the spam. Once to bounce it and a third time when the bounce notification bounced.

I suspect this is why many sites no longer include the original message in a bounce notice. Which is really annoying if you aren't sure which message bounced.

Re: Ellen's address has changed [message #6737] Mon, 11 April 2011 06:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I realize I'm resurrecting a very old thread, but I didn't feel this needed a whole new thread.
Ellen's paypal address hasn't changed too, has it? I just sent a donation her way, but belatedly realized I should probably have checked first.
Re: Ellen's address has changed [message #6744] Mon, 11 April 2011 20:38 Go to previous message
Ellen Hayes  is currently offline Ellen Hayes
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No change as of 11 April 2011.

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