[SpamCop-List] Re: Victim of Spam-Trap addresses...
nobody at devnull.spamcop.net
Wed Mar 29 18:24:04 EST 2006
"anon" <vxpy7do02 at sneakemail.com> wrote in message
news:e0elhu$5dv$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> "Marc W. Mengel" <mengel at fnal.gov> wrote in message
> news:e0eh4i$2j8$1 at news.spamcop.net...
>> Michael Wise wrote:
>>> You proceed by operating your mail lists in a responsible
>>> manner by making sure they are confirmed opt-in.
>> And how does that help, exactly? All you know is that when
>> the person subscribed, maybe 15, 20 years ago, the email
>> address was valid.
> In many cases (like snailmail) people move on and forget to
> close or forward from he old address so it is now a dead one -
> mail goes to it but is not read and not bounced
And thus, the need for good mail list management. If you just
blindly keep sending mails to bouncing addresses without
confirming whether that address is valid and wanting the mails,
which IS what happens for a fairly long period of time, then you
have a big hole in your list management that needs fixing.
>> And what if they've setup an email forward since then, and
>> mistyped it
>> so that it now goes to one of the spamcop trap addresses?
Very, very difficult to do, especially more than once.
> My feeling is that a good spamtrap includes numbers and letters
> that are NOT likely to be "mistyped" so spamtraps are just
> that - traps.
And even more than that, they are kept SECRET. Spamtraps
practically never receive a legit email, and have never sent an
email. I'd be mighty surprised it a typo could hit a trap.
> A SpamCop user and forum reader,
> Not Admin
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