[Mailman-Developers] Interesting study -- spam on postedaddresses...

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 10:36:55 -0500

>>>>> "JWB" == John W Baxter <jwblist@olympus.net> writes:

    JWB> Once I had the domain, I started registering each product (or
    JWB> company's products) with a unique local part @scandaroon.com.
    JWB> Late last year, I had a sudden infusion of Spam addressed to
    JWB> jwbpalm@scandaroon.com.  [Company shall remain nameless ;-)]
    JWB> Sending mail to that address now produces a 550 response
    JWB> whose text is "sold down the river by Palm" (Which might be
    JWB> wrong...they might have leaked it instead...which IMHO is
    JWB> worse.)  Palm is probably following the privacy policy as it
    JWB> has evolved since I registered the (early production) Palm
    JWB> IIIx.

Neat!  I do the same thing with my wooz.org domain.  I get no spam on
any of those product-derived addresses.