Some brief notes on spam

  • It was probably a mistake to use a catchall account and make up addresses on the fly. Now I get spam on every address that is published! I may do something like the fellow at unstable.nl does and have a dedicated spam address that allows me to deduplicate those, but I haven't yet figured out how to do that in Claws Mail.
  • I think spammers may be avoiding honeypots by preferring email addresses that are very likely to be real -- such as those on Bugzilla sites.
  • I recently switched my hosting service for my brainonfire.net email address from Lavabit (horrible customer service) to Cotse (they seem like good folks), but I still receive spam at Lavabit! I think spammers are caching MX records. This could be used against them.

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