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

Jay R. Ashworth jra@baylink.com
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 13:03:43 -0500

On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 09:23:59AM -0800, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
> On 2/25/02 8:56 AM, "Jay R. Ashworth" <jra@baylink.com> wrote:
> > That said, my normal daily mail load is almost 300 these days,
> > including 9 mailing lists, and my spamcount is about 15; I deal with
> > them in about 2 minutes; and that's with *no* automated de-spamming,
> > and about 200 posts a week to Usenet in 12 different groups.
> > 
> > I guess I'm just lucky.
> Yes, you are. You don't want to know how much mail I get (but I'm subscribed
> to every list my sites manage plus most of the -admin addresses to same, but
> my assistant gets first crack at those now...). I have lists that get 15
> spam attacks a day now. I woke up to 27 pieces of spam in my personal
> mailbox, and that's just one address, and since midnight.


> I think you do have a light spam load for someone with a public presence,
> Jay. Especially on usenet. Do you obfuscate your usenet address?

Nope.  Same address for 5 years, too.  And I'm a lightning rod on
Usenet, just as much as I am here.  ;-)

It's all over my weblog, too; not obfucsated there, either.

And my pain level *still* hasn't climbed high enough to merit automated
methods (read: higher than the pain level of learning procmail.  ;-)

-- jra
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