[amsat-bb] Re: Spam through amsat.org
vbiersch at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 07:59:28 PDT 2013
No spam filters, and a fast delete key.
That way nothing slips through the cracks
Folks, SPAM is no different than the junk mail you receive in the mail, and
needs to be treated the same.
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Bruce
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2013 9:43 AM
To: amsat-bb at AMSAT.Org
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Spam through amsat.org
i have had my amsat.org redirected email for some 15+ years. i now get
50-100 spam messages per day (as my callsign is pretty active on the web).
since my main email account is with at&t, they use yahoo. all of the spam
goes into through their spam filter and shows up in the spam folder. should
i use mozilla thunderbird to get my email, the spam filter in thunderbird
tags all of it and puts it in the spam filter. i browse through them just to
see if the filter was not to aggressive and gets rid of an email i want.
it is really no different than when we get some threads going that i do not
want to read and just hit the delete key. a nuisance, yes, but life goes on.
On 10/31/2013 10:28 AM, Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL wrote:
> At 01:22 AM 10/31/2013 -0700, Phil Karn <karn at ka9q.net> wrote:
>> A significant fraction of the spam I get on my primary email account
>> comes by way of the amsat.org email reflector; by my count, 18 of the
>> 76 spam emails I've received in the last day.
>> But I don't want to just shut it off; sometimes people I do want to
>> hear from make contact that way. And I've used it to contact others
>> whose email addresses I don't know, but who I know to be AMSAT members.
>> I wonder if it would be possible to set up some sort of
>> auto-responder on amsat.org so that instead of just forwarding email,
>> returns a message to the sender with a non-machine-readable image of
>> the user's actual email address, possibly accompanied with a sound
>> file with the same information for anyone with impaired vision.
>> Spammers couldn't handle it, especially since most don't even use
>> valid return addresses. But any real human could resend his email
directly to its destination.
>> What do people think of this idea? How much of a problem is spam for
>> everyone else here?
> I'm Hardly getting any spam or fishing through the reflector, maybe
> only one or two a week. Whenever anything looks like spam I check the
> headers and see if it came through the reflector.
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