Subject: Re: Obfuscation
To: None <netbsd-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Chuck Yerkes <email@example.com>
Date: 09/15/2003 00:40:27
Quoting Richard Rauch (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > > are bright enough to construct "containment" email accounts if they so
> > > desire (as you have done).
> > Containment accounts are a blunt weapon. If you close one, people who
> > only know the containment address cannot contact you in future. Does
> > that not dissuade replies?
> I don't think so. I can cut-and-paste a "containment" email address from
> mail-index.netbsd.org's web-interface. I might not notice, and certainly
> won't care that the address is just for that list.
Any yet, spambot's don't usually "cut and paste" - they harvest
And if mail comes to the address, it's foldered. If it's not from
the actual LIST, it's foldered elsewhere.
You might guess when this address will stop working.
*My* favorite are the bots that grab and use nbsd@TheAboveDomain
and leave off the meaty part.
Me? I want to see hard jail time for a spammer or 50. The
faux "free speech" issues aside, breaking into computers or
illegally relaying is clearly theft of service. Using a false
address as a return address causes measurable damage to the
owner of that address.