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Hello everyone, For the last 6 months I've been posting using my real work email address. I know it leads to spam, but I wasn't worried about a few emails which I just autodeleted. I wanted people to be able to contact me if they wanted to. Up until now I have received about 10-20 spams a day. Last Friday it went ballistic. Over 1000 in a single day, every one from the swen virus/worm. So I shut down my email address and changed it to derekwater[ANTI_SPAM_REMOVE]werks.com.au. Swen saw right through this and within 30 minutes this new email address ...

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    Default REMINDER: Do not use your real email adddress

    Hello everyone,
    For the last 6 months I've been posting using my real work email address. I
    know it leads to spam, but I wasn't worried about a few emails which I just
    autodeleted. I wanted people to be able to contact me if they wanted to.

    Up until now I have received about 10-20 spams a day. Last Friday it went
    ballistic. Over 1000 in a single day, every one from the swen virus/worm.
    So I shut down my email address and changed it to

    derekwater[ANTI_SPAM_REMOVE]werks.com.au.

    Swen saw right through this and within 30 minutes this new email address was
    being swamped again.

    I then ran some tests and posted with bogus emails to all the groups usually
    take part in. Within 1 hour 3 of the addresses I used had been picked up
    and where being attacked.

    So I am now using completely bogus email addresses in news groups. I
    apologies to anyone who wants to email me directly.

    As a reminder to anyone who has been swamped with junk emails like more, or
    is just about to post using their real email address - Don't!

    cio
    Derek Clarkson



    Derek Guest

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    Default Re: REMINDER: Do not use your real email adddress

    On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 10:10:12 +1000, Derek Clarkson <com.au> wrote: 

    You can set up a little server to send people your email address if you want.

    nc -l -p portnumber < filename

    Put your email address in that file and whenever anyone connects to your
    IP and that port number they will get the file. As with:

    nc -n IP port > filename

    For myself, I hit the server every 5 minutes and bring down the headers,
    look for my address in the first place of the To: header, and if it isn't
    there, delete the mail on the server. I then bring down anything under 20k,
    deleting the balance on the server.

    If someone wants to send me a larger file, we can use the above approach.

    --
    Later, Alan C
    take control of your mailbox ----- elrav1 ----- http://tinyurl.com/l55a
    spammers hate this program because they can't beat it

    Alan Guest

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    Alan Connor wrote: 

    I suppose you don't subscribe to any lists, because those rules would quite
    effectively delete them.

    Well, some people don't seem to mind not receiving legitimate e-mail. You
    choice.

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    On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 08:10:47 +0300, Timo Voipio <tvoipio+fi> wrote: 
    >
    > I suppose you don't subscribe to any lists, because those rules would quite
    > effectively delete them.
    >[/ref]

    Not on any address that appears in a public forum.
    If I did receive mail from mailing lists on an address publicly available,
    I would then do other tests and choose not to delete those.

    Like DUH.
     

    And stupid people generally assume others are stupid too.

    Or are you just a troll? One more like this and I ignore any further posts
    from you.
     

    --
    Later, Alan C
    take control of your mailbox ----- elrav1 ----- http://tinyurl.com/l55a
    spammers hate this program because they can't beat it

    Alan Guest

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    On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 10:10:12 +1000, Derek Clarkson <com.au> wrote:
     

    If you _have_ to use a real address which unfortunately is not despammed.com

    you can give your address like my sig ;)

    //This software is a shareware ;)
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <string.h>
    int main(void)
    {
    char email[80];
    int i;
    printf("Enter your email address:\n");
    scanf("%s",email);
    printf("Your signature:\n");
    printf("-- \n");
    printf("main(){char s[");
    printf("%d",strlen(email)+1);
    printf("]=\"");
    for(i=0;i<strlen(email);
    putchar(email[i++]+1));
    printf("\";");
    printf("\nint i;for(i=0;i<");
    printf("%d",strlen(email));
    printf(";putchar(s[i++]-1));}");
    return 0;
    }
    //pay me if you use it ;)

    --
    main(){char s[19]="sbwjAeftqbnnfe/dpn";
    int i;for(i=0;i<18;putchar(s[i++]-1));}
    Ravi Guest

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    On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 01:43:56 -0400, Ravi wrote:
     

    Ummm - This is trouble
    Ruben Guest

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    On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 15:59:29 -0400, Ruben <mrbrklyn.com> wrote:
     
    >
    >Ummm - This is trouble[/ref]
    ??

    May be you want to change it to
    gets(email)
    to accept spaces etc.

    We are discussing OT stuff. Hope others don't mind.

    --
    main(){char s[19]="SbwjCAUpvhiHvz/ofu";
    int i;for(i=0;i<18;putchar(s[i++]-1));}
    Ravi Guest

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    Default Re: REMINDER: Do not use your real email adddress

    Ruben <mrbrklyn.com> wrote:
     
    >
    > Ummm - This is trouble[/ref]

    Right - you can very easily produce a buffer overflow.

    --
    Knut Stolze

    Knut Guest

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    Ravi wrote: 
    >
    >
    > If you _have_ to use a real address which unfortunately is not despammed.com
    >
    > you can give your address like my sig ;)
    >[/ref]
    Consider a few changes:
     
    #define E_BUFFER 80
    #define NULL_C '\0'
     
    char email[E_BUFFER]; 
    int newline = '\n';
     
    # scanf("%s",email);
    if(fgets(email, E_BUFFER, stdin) == NULL_C) {
    handle error....
    }
    /* Remove probably terminating newline. */
    if(strchr(email, newline) {
    *strchr(email, newline) = NULL_C;




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    Jean-David Guest

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    Default Re: REMINDER: Do not use your real email adddress

    Ruben wrote:
     
    >
    > Ummm - This is trouble[/ref]

    Not according to microshaft, they do it all the time hence all the virus
    problems ;)
    Baho Guest

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