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

Jim Walls jim at k6ccc.org
Thu Oct 31 08:33:50 PDT 2013

> 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.

Same here.  I stopped using my amsat.org address about a decade ago because it was so badly spammed.  It is still a valid address but it forwards to a separate address on my mail server.  I check it every few days.  These days, most of the spam is in Chinese.

Only reason I keep it at all is because that is the address used on several very old references that I did and I get E-Mail regarding those now and then.

> 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.

An interesting idea for getting around the spammers...  Almost any of the autoresponders do block most of the spam, but some legit users will also get blocked.

Jim Walls - K6CCC
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