[SpamCop-List] Re: eMail account being flooded with spam - why?
nobody at spamcop.net
Fri Feb 27 19:21:41 EST 2004
On Fri, 27 Feb 2004 16:55:50 -0700, "Ook"
<OokUseNet at emberts.UpYoursSpammer.com> wrote:
>I've been using SpamCop for several years, and I've
>seen a lot of spam come into a lot of accounts. However, I have this one
>account that receives between 150 and 200 spams a day. Every single day!!
>Between noon and now (4:52 pm) there have been 80 spams come into this
>account. This account is being absolutely flooded with spam, and I can't for
>the life of me figure out why.
A lot depends upon what you've used the address for.
I once (on a very limited basis and in a very limited number of
groups) posted one or two messages to a series of fan.author.<author>
newsgroups. I received several "conversational" replies, to which I
responded (these were all favorite authors of mine), but the end
result was the address was flooded with spam... around a 1100 a week
earlier this year.
Since then, my ISP switched spam systems and the number has dropped
off considerably (I think they are blocking anything that looks or
smells like an open proxy/compromised machine).
The point is this -- if you have ever used the address out in the
open, such on usenet newsgroups, then the numbers are consistent with
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