"H. Langos" <henrik-mw(a)prak.org> wrote:
> >> > I'll unsubscribe and put this
address on my blacklist of burnt addresses.
> >> If you add a "X-Archive:
encrypt" header, gmane will encrypt your email
> >> addresses http://gmane.org/tmda.php
> >> I guess you may read this, but you
don't make easy to reach you :)
> > Thank you for that hint. I'll try this
when subscribing with a different
> > address. We'll see if that will keep that address from getting spammed.
> Working on the assumption that you could withhold
> dresses from spammers is like trying to evade STDs by dating
> virgins - it will not succeed.
That's why I use address extensions. This way I
addresses. To stay in your metaphor I use a a different condom
for every partner that I have sex with. If one of the condoms
gets a funny smell, I know that the person tried to give me a
less than pleasant souvenir.
So you will abandon MediaWiki because you have received a
spam mail somehow connected with it? Otherwise that know-
ledge is rather useless.
> Set up a decent spam filter if you need a
> tion, and you're done.
Now you are working in the assumption that I don't
have a decent spam
filter. But a spam filter will only work if there is enough information
that distinguishes the spam from your ham. In this case the UCE was about a
software product to visualize large amounts of data. Something that would
even pass a very well trained bayesian filter as it contained a lot of
words that are used on this list.
Well, that is what the if-clause in that sentence is for. I
do not have any fancy filter except a basic SPF configura-
tion, I have not deactivated any widely used email addresses
in the past 13 years, I have published those email addresses
nearly everywhere and the statistics show 17 spam mails in
the last 24 hours. It probably took me longer to write this
paragraph than deleting the spam mails of the past week. And
compared to the time spent on sifting through mailing lists,
newsletters, RSS feeds, newsgroups & Co. for something nu-
tritious in the "ham", the effort on spam handling is truly
If the prospect of receiving one (1) spam mail is cause of
so much worrying to you, I doubt that there is any technical
solution (wherever deployed) that will make you happy. To
strain the metaphor above: Only abstinence provides 100 %
protection, yet rather few people choose this path (probably
for a reason :-)).