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

Bruce kk5do at amsat.org
Thu Oct 31 07:42:48 PDT 2013

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?
>> Phil
> 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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