From: Patrycjusz R. Łogiewa (silverdr_at_inet.com.pl)
Date: 2004-10-28 15:23:33
On 28 paź 2004, at 8:42, Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) wrote: > >> But for Ruud - prepare yourself also for becoming one of the active >> spammers in the near future. :-) > > You mean that this computer could act as an hidden spammer or > something like > that? Theoretically yes. But I meant something else. It's just that the harvested addresses are later on being used as "From:" addresses for spam. I got such things forwarded/bounced to me, where I was the "sender" of the original spam message. Of course I also was "responsible" for a good number of worm spreading messages as you just few days ago. > I don't think so. One of the reasons I use ABP.nl is that it is the > email address of my employer. And ABP has a huge network with about > 4000 PCs > and the according firewalls and other protection. OK, nothing is 100% > virusproof but the chances that "my" computer secretly starts sending > spam > etc. are very very small IMHO. Yes. But what I meant was that the spammers will send their stuff with your address as the sender. [...] > > In my case I'm not able to corrupt my own email address like > NOSPAMruudDOTbaltissen.... . That's why in CSC and other NGs you can > read my > original email address. I discussed this with my network collegae but > they > said that that was company policy (although they understood). > Yeah. Frankly I don't really care anymore. I use the scrambled address on usenet more as a habit than real hope for reducing the spam :-) I even have some fun from time to time as I have a kind of a script, which calculates the spam statistics and spamfilter efficiency for me. :-) OK. Anyway it is a completely different topic. -- It doesn't matter whether you win or lose -- until you lose. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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