Re: speedy spam
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On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 01:20:09PM -0400, Jeff Elkins wrote:
> It's pretty bad. I'm doing the fetchmail/mailfilter/spamassassin
> dance, so my post was mainly just a whine. Exposing a "secure"
> address was a stupid mistake on my part :(
Let this be a lesson that security through obscurity is not secure.
In the long run, things are way more manageable if you learn to use
the tools at hand to manage just one email address. Extensive use of
procmail (easily configured using dotfile-procmail), spamassassin, and
exim's sanity checks, and reporting all incoming viruses and spam to
the appropriate ISPs will go a very, very long way in helping you
> I wonder if anyone has thought of obfustcating email addresses on the list's
> web archives? I wonder how many 'bots regularly scrape it for addresses?
Treat the problem, not the symptoms. Munging is considered harmful,
particularly in open communities.
.''`. Paul Johnson <email@example.com>
: :' :
`. `'` proud Debian admin and user
`- Debian - when you have better things to do than fix a system
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