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RE: Spammers watching this user forum
- From: "guenter strubinsky" <strubinsky at acm dot org>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2003 16:23:03 -0500
- Subject: RE: Spammers watching this user forum
A nice win program is also:
See below; it also has a small footprint, is quick and I have it always
running. (it does by far not hog as much resources as outlook, loads only
the headers unless you request to see the content; is 'dumb' (does not run
any scripts, or open any applications, ocx's and the likes) and the bouncing
is a cute side effect. It seems to work, though the acm takes a big bite off
of the spam sent to me since they first despam and THEN forward. So I can
only allege that it's effective.
Excerpt from their site follows: (I am naturally NOT related to them)
Q. How does MailWasher work?
A. MailWasher works directly with your email server, exactly like
your email program does. But there is one important difference: you can tell
MailWasher to delete a message at the server, without downloading it - or
you can bounce an email back to the sender so that it looks as though your
address is not valid.
MailWasher retrieves information about all the emails on the server. With
that information (some of which is also processed by MailWasher) you can
decide what to do with each individual email - download, delete, or bounce
If you check your account with MailWasher first, you can delete or bounce
the emails you do not want. Then, when you use your email program, it
downloads only the remaining emails, those that you want to read.
MailWasher can be thought of as a "first line of defence" which can weed out
junk, large wasteful attachments, and potentially harmful viruses.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
> Of Elfyn McBratney
> Sent: Thursday, 17 July, 2003 16:02
> To: guenter strubinsky
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: RE: Spammers watching this user forum
> On Thu, 17 Jul 2003, guenter strubinsky wrote:
> > But they run through websites looking for addresses (so I was told). And
> > it's a heck of fun, once they link there it <<<completely>>> screws up
> > their data they had collected in this run.
> > (I have it on my site and I saw on the logs several of them getting
> > Song of Joy!)
> > Btw. I always thought spam-assassin was not free. Thanks to you it's
> > installed since 2 minutes now.
> > I also like the link that was sometimes in an email (I don't see it in
> > recent emails) 'spammers send an email to this address firstname.lastname@example.org and be
> > banned from this forum forever'.
> That's a part of cgf's signature, the project manager and man with server
> watering can.
> > Why don't I see it anymore.
> He's obviously not being mean enough if people are missing him... ;-)
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