[amsat-bb] Re: Spam through amsat.org

Bryce Salmi bstguitarist at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 01:44:16 PDT 2013

I would imagine that if your AMSAT.org email address is public and posted
online then spammers could email it which then gets forwarded and might
look like a trusted email to your email provider and not flagged as
spam.Just a thought.

On Thursday, October 31, 2013, Phil Karn 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?
> Phil
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