[SpamCop-List] Re: My secret ISP e-mail address got spam!
sidewinder at spamcop.net
Fri Apr 16 01:49:27 EDT 2004
> The address is three letters and a number, so I suppose it is within
> the realm of possibility that it was guessed randomly.
I agree with the others it was probably guessed or matched with a username
dictionary. But, sometimes I wonder... I used to have a secret address
with eight characters. Nary a peep from spammers for over a year until I
switched the address to another ISP. The diploma spammer had it within 6
hours. For a while, there was just one little blipvert about every month
or so, and then the deluge started. I've rotated shield frequencies, but I
have a special place in my heart for diploma spam now- it jumps to the
front of the que for reporting! :-)
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