[SpamCop-List] Re: Bouncing spam
Brian K. O'Neill
Sun, 9 Feb 2003 14:13:15 -0500
"Stephen Booth" <stephenbooth> wrote in message
> >Changing your email address to avoid killfiles is against netiquette.
> As is posting with an invalid email address to avoid SPAM, but I seem
to remember a number of people advocating that here not too long ago.
Incorrect. Munging a real address but leaving it so that a person and not a
bot can figure it out or putting a fake one that is *obviously* fake
(nobody) is not against netiquette.
> I got the impression, from what the poster said in another messge,
that he changes his email address periodically to avoid SPAM
(presumably when the SPAM load on an address becomes significant he
adds the address to his kill filters as 'Kill everything coming to
this address) and then moves onto another.
You can choose to believe anything you want. However, I am not naive to the
ways of trolls. Chainging his address every third post once peopel start
plonking him is not going to help him avoid dpam, it's helping him to avoid
killfiles and to annoy those who did plonk him. That's why he is doing it.
It's classic troll behavior, the same behavior that reminds one of a certain
Brett character who was banned from this newsgroup, and if this moron
continues, he will too be banned.
And morphing is against netiquette. There's only one reason to morph like
that, and the good thing about it is that it makes it obvious that he is a
troll, so the benefit of the doubt is then removed.
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