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reply Eric Poggel <dnewsgroup2 yage3d.net> writes:
I've created this email address (dnewsgroup2 yage3d.net) exclusively for 
posting to this newsgroup, and now it's getting spam.  I assume it's 
from a web-scraper that has harvested the email addresses.  Does anyone 
have any tricks or can anything be done to help this situation?
Dec 21 2010
next sibling parent reply "Steven Schveighoffer" <schveiguy yahoo.com> writes:
On Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:33:46 -0500, Eric Poggel <dnewsgroup2 yage3d.net>  
wrote:

 I've created this email address (dnewsgroup2 yage3d.net) exclusively for  
 posting to this newsgroup, and now it's getting spam.  I assume it's  
 from a web-scraper that has harvested the email addresses.  Does anyone  
 have any tricks or can anything be done to help this situation?

Use a spam filter? I rarely see spam in my yahoo mail account, and the amount I do get is manageable. Many people don't use a valid email address to avoid spam. There is no requirement to use a valid email address. -Steve
Dec 21 2010
next sibling parent reply "Manfred_Nowak" <svv1999 hotmail.com> writes:
Steven Schveighoffer wrote:

 Many people don't use a valid email address to avoid spam.

to email handling.
 There is no requirement to use a valid email address.

-manfred
Dec 21 2010
parent "Manfred_Nowak" <svv1999 hotmail.com> writes:
Steven Schveighoffer wrote:

 no offense

-manfred
Dec 21 2010
prev sibling parent "Steven Schveighoffer" <schveiguy yahoo.com> writes:
On Tue, 21 Dec 2010 13:12:41 -0500, Manfred_Nowak <svv1999 hotmail.com>  
wrote:

 Steven Schveighoffer wrote:

 Many people don't use a valid email address to avoid spam.

to email handling.

Many = more than a few.
 There is no requirement to use a valid email address.


I meant the requirement of the server. calm down a bit, I meant no offense. -Steve
Dec 21 2010
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Simen kjaeraas" <simen.kjaras gmail.com> writes:
Eric Poggel <dnewsgroup2 yage3d.net> wrote:

 I've created this email address (dnewsgroup2 yage3d.net) exclusively for  
 posting to this newsgroup, and now it's getting spam.  I assume it's  
 from a web-scraper that has harvested the email addresses.  Does anyone  
 have any tricks or can anything be done to help this situation?

What Steve said. Either use a fake or throwaway account, or use a good spam filter. Over 5 years, I've had a grand total of three spam mails get through the gmail filter, and not a single false positive. -- Simen
Dec 21 2010
parent Eric Poggel <dnewsgroup2 yage3d.net> writes:
On 12/21/2010 11:46 AM, Simen kjaeraas wrote:
 Eric Poggel <dnewsgroup2 yage3d.net> wrote:

 I've created this email address (dnewsgroup2 yage3d.net) exclusively
 for posting to this newsgroup, and now it's getting spam. I assume
 it's from a web-scraper that has harvested the email addresses. Does
 anyone have any tricks or can anything be done to help this situation?

What Steve said. Either use a fake or throwaway account, or use a good spam filter. Over 5 years, I've had a grand total of three spam mails get through the gmail filter, and not a single false positive.

I get several spams from my gmail account every week.
Dec 21 2010
prev sibling next sibling parent Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich gmail.com> writes:
On 12/21/10, Simen kjaeraas <simen.kjaras gmail.com> wrote:
 What Steve said. Either use a fake or throwaway account, or use a good spam
 filter. Over 5 years, I've had a grand total of three spam mails get
 through the gmail filter, and not a single false positive.

Yeah, gmail is pretty awesome when it comes to spam filters (YMMV). I still have an old hotmail account which I never use, but I check it once in a while and it's always *loaded* with spam in the inbox.
Dec 21 2010
prev sibling parent "Nick Sabalausky" <a a.a> writes:
"Eric Poggel" <dnewsgroup2 yage3d.net> wrote in message 
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 I've created this email address (dnewsgroup2 yage3d.net) exclusively for 
 posting to this newsgroup, and now it's getting spam.  I assume it's from 
 a web-scraper that has harvested the email addresses.  Does anyone have 
 any tricks or can anything be done to help this situation?

There's a ton of NG-viewing webpages out there and all is takes is for one of them to decide to (or accidentally) show email addresses, or for one spambot developer to decide to scan NGs directly. That's why I've always just used a a.a on the NG. Someone wants to email me, no prob, they can ask on the NG, and I'll provide a sanitized version. I never use spam filters because I've don't trust them - I've never found one (including gmail) that didn't give me an unacceptable amount of both false positives and false negatives. (And I know I get really annoyed when legitimate messages I send get blocked by overzealous filters.)
Dec 21 2010