Re: RE: Re:

From: Patrycjusz R. Łogiewa (
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 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.

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