[SpamCop-List] Re: Spamcop. An agent for spammers.
verdy_p at wanadoo.fr
Thu Feb 27 00:05:42 EST 2003
I also agree with that etiquette: stop using the "NoSpam.Net" domain in your messages if you don't control it, or are not authorized by its owner to use an email address on their domain. Did you ask them to register an Email account on their domain ?
Better use "NoSpam.Net.local" because there the "local" domain is widely used for local usage, or "NoSpam.NoNet" as there is no TLD named ".nonet"
The same thing is true for those that just add a "NOSPAM" dummy string in the beginning or middle of their email address. Use "NOSPAM" or ".no.spam" at *end* of the email address and you'll be safe. Be sure to change it if you are requested to do so by a new approved TLD (however I doubt that any new TLD would be released with a label ending by "spam").
A good practice would be to register your own domain for junk addresses (about $12 a year for a .com/.net/.org) with a wildcard MX entry for that domain that will accept mails going to a spam-trap or dev-null SMTP server (use a separate entry for your administrative contact address, or leave it on your domain name provider, and leave its postmaster address on the technical contact of your provider, that will process incoming mails for you on its servers, or configure an IMAP account if you care about possible DoS against your postmaster mailbox, and can't manage a large traffic on your dialup access; normally your upstream ISP should limit this problem by limiting the total volume of your mailbox).
"Brian O'Neill" <briank.o at prodigy.net> wrote:
> Miss Betsy said:
> > > You do know that nospam.net is registered by a company in Honk Kong,
> > > China?
> "Sam Spade," who is using the nospam.net address in his "From" address
> "Sam Spade" <SamSpade at NoSpam.Net> wrote:
> > Nope, I don't know this. As far as I know, I made up the domain.
> > As far as I know, you made up the Honk Kong connection.
> You have been informed otherwise.
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