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my inbox has been spam free for a while...

kesuki (321456) writes | about a year ago

Spam 3

with only a few foriegn spams. i wonder if the wow spammer realized i was posting about the spam here on slashdot... seasons greetings as well, having a safe and quiet holiday season so far here.

with only a few foriegn spams. i wonder if the wow spammer realized i was posting about the spam here on slashdot... seasons greetings as well, having a safe and quiet holiday season so far here.

3 comments

In the holiday spirit of spam and trolling (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42379935)

Tubgirl.. there, I posted it. I have not had any reprieve in spam recently. I do get really odd ones with multiple paragraphs of somewhat random English text that have a subject that claims to be from a legit site advertising iphones and whatnot. I miss the pre-viagra Nigerian spammer days. At least I could read them and get a chuckle.

Re:In the holiday spirit of spam and trolling (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about a year ago | (#42381047)

Those seemingly legit iPhone sales are come-on mails for "bid sale" sites. Pseudo auctions where you by "bids" from the site, before you can try to get electronics at rediculous prices.

Sucker game.

moo (1)

Le Marteau (206396) | about a year ago | (#42382505)

I have my own domain which matches my last name which I use for email. I get cute with it and use custom email addresses depending on who I am using it with. For example, I'd have a "slashdot@mydomainhere.org" address or a "monster@mydomainnameher.org". I can instantly make new email addresses which is somewhat useful. Makes it easy to see who is selling my email address.

But you have to set the email server to accept all emails to that domain, which has it's downside. It seems some spammers have decided to use my domain name in the "Sent By" field (aka "Joe Jobs") and I get failed delivery messages from mail servers... on average 3,000 a month. One month it was over 12,000.

I could not continue having my own domain email, and accepting all emails to the domain, without the spam filters that GMail uses. Google GMail hosts it for free... lot of people don't know but you can hook GMail up to receive email directed at an arbitrary domain name, with 10 gigs of "forever" storage. I know, I know, I'm letting the Dark Side's bots read all my email. But if I need security, I can obtain security, and it will not be through unencryted email. Anyway...

GMail does a phenomenal job of filtering out this kind of spam, and pretty much every other type. I can't remember the last spam I received in my "In" box.

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