[Snort-users] OT - Spam

mikem at ...9008... mikem at ...9008...
Thu Apr 24 17:04:09 EDT 2003

Hi folks,

Although I agree that obfuscating email addresses in a manner that
confuses bots but still allows humans to read them would be beneficial,
I've found that spamassassin does wonders for weeding out the loads of
spam I get every day.  

If you're curious, check it out at:


It's open-source, and there used to be a commerical Windows version by
Deersoft for about $40, prior to their being bought by Network Associates. 

Most importantly, in the 9+ months of running it, I've not had it dump any
legitimate message yet.

Hope this helps,

Mike Messick           Dona nobis pacem          rm -rf /bin/laden
PGP Key Fingerprint:                       email: mikem at ...9008... 
2048/0x57318496 053B 412B 82FC 3808 E141  CDCD 74AE 01C5 5731 8496

On Thu, 24 Apr 2003 bmcdowell at ...7861... wrote:

> I've noticed that by doing a google search for my own e-mail address, it only appears on web-archives of these two mailing lists.  Could you respective Admins please take steps to obfuscate the actual e-mail addresses before posting them to the web?  As I understand it, 'bare' e-mail addresses on web pages are big targets for spammers.  I enjoy participating in these lists, however I have notices that my inbound spam has tripled since I joined them.
> If it can't be fixed, I can respect that.  But it can, you'd probably be doing your user-base a huge favor.
> Thanks,
> Bob McDowell
> IS Specialist
> Cox HealthPlans, LLC
> 417.269.2848
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