Most of these spammers are using automated client based spam products...
subscribing to a list takes a little time and might throw them off.
Getting new email addresses constantly in order to spam more lists and
such is also a pain in the butt for them. And, hardly any of them are
putting "FREE", "SEX", or "XXX" in the title... you just don't notice
that your not filtering anything out anymore.
Emmanuel Tychon wrote:
> On 23-Feb-98 Ken Williams wrote:
> > why not just configure the mailing list so only subscribers can
> post? it's
> > worth any tradeoffs IMO.
> 1. Create a fake e-mail address (on Hotmail, by example)
> 2. Be the member of Firewalls @
com and many more targets.
> 3. Sent the spam with HotMail as source address.
> I think the best way is to reject some well-know domains, like
> This is what i do in my mail program. I deny all the subject
> containing "FREE",
> "SEX" or "XXX" :-)
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