[SpamCop-List] Re: Hotmail and selling addresses
Tue, 04 Feb 2003 07:05:32 GMT
On Sun, 2 Feb 2003 20:41:00 -0800, "Dan Snelson"
>> Andrew Taylor
>Interesting, I opened a new account with hotmail and began receiving spam
>that same day, I had not used it for anything at the time. Which I find
>interesting as I had started 2 accounts with my name a a number and one got
>spammed like crazy and the other was very light.
I got a similar result: I opened a new Hotmail account with my name
and a number (month/day of my birthdate). It was instantly spammed big
time! It _must_ have been used and abandoned by someone previously.
When I use names that are less likely to have been previously used,
such as invented word/number strings, I don't get spammed since no one
is likely to have previously used that same email address. What works
well for me is namenumbername at hotmail.com, such cuspid0606cp.