[SpamCop-List] Re: make love not spam - I prefer another method
nobody at devnull.spamcop.net
Sat Dec 4 19:50:17 EST 2004
"N. Miller" <tdy at blackhole.invalid> wrote in message
news:MPG.1c1a6c74a81c70f98977d at news.spamcop.net...
> Spamvertised sites come and go. Some spammers burn through domains
> like a
> kid burns through his Halloween candy. Lycos hasn't done squat to
> stop the
> spammers because they change domains more often than Imelda Marcos
Well, after months of reporting spam and not making a dent in the spam
I received (several dozen a day), I got myself an uncapped ADSL line
(2 actually, but that's another story) and started using SpamVampire
on the spamvertised site, passing through to the REAL site and
ignoring any zombies; I think it unfair to attack a zombied machine
whose bandwidth the spammer isn't paying for anyway.
I either prefix their domain name or appending the image url with
(almost) DoNotSpam.brycom.cX.nX. I also add bits like "If you leave me
alone then I leave you alone". I also rummage around the site looking
for large images (no, not using IE!) that SpamVampire likes.
Within a month my spam had reduced to a trickle (most days nothing
arrives). I don't mean spam passing the filters, I mean *NO SPAM* to
my domain for days on end. It's worked so well that I've started
applying it to my email addresses not at my domain. Within a few
days - spam stops!
I started off sucking between 100MB & 500 MB a site (lots of sites
initially). Now I get so few spam that I usually suck at least 1GB a
site. The more spam someone sends, the more I suck. Usually I choose
to stop sucking before they stop me; it only takes a few hours to suck
1GB, even using a PII Win98 machine (yes, it's all firewalled).
Would I use the Make Love Not War method? No; it's too impersonal. I
want to be in control.
I finally feel as if I'm getting somewhere - no, got somewhere - in my
personal battle against spam. Is SpamVampire abuse? I know that that's
been debated, and I don't intend to open it again now, but I just want
to say that using it worked for me.
Brewman.SpamCop at brycom.cX.nX which really ends with dot co dot nz
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