Re: E-mail Scam, Addressess being collected of mailing list :: Advice Requested
on Sun, Apr 13, 2003 at 05:02:44AM -0700, S?r?ciya Kurdistan? (email@example.com) wrote:
> I just recieved an e-mail from "firstname.lastname@example.org", India,
> and I recognized it as the Lawrence Mbeki Bank scam, which I heard
> about in our discussions with some friends.
> I have reason to believe that these scammers are collecting e-mail
> addresses off of our mailing list users, I'm taking this very
> seriously and would like ask the more experienced of you on what
> action to take next.
Deal with it.
I strongly recommend not munging your email address. For the long
Briefly, this is counterproductive on a number of fronts:
- "They" (the spammers) win. You're denying yourself and others the
value of your email address.
- Spammers don't see bounces. Most forge reply addresses.
- It's additional hassle for you and others.
Instead of munging your address, utilize a spam-blocking service or use
the filtering capabilities of your email software. For GNU/Linux and
related 'Nix systems, I ***VERY*** strongly endorse SpamAssassin:
Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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