[Spambayes] RE: More "spam of the future" lately?

Robert K. Coe bob at 1776.com
Wed Dec 17 10:52:19 EST 2003

> From: Kenny Pitt [mailto:kennypitt at hotmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 5:33 PM
> To: 'Tim Peters'; 'Matthew Dixon Cowles'
> Cc: spambayes at python.org
> Subject: RE: [Spambayes] More "spam of the future" lately?
> My biggest concern here would be verifying my e-mail address to all the
> spammers.  By retrieving the content of a link in order to classify it,
> you have performed the same operation as clicking on it and have thus
> triggered any "web bug" attached to that link in the form of an
> identifying query parameter.

If you don't funnel the virtual click through a commercial browser, you ought to be able to keep your email address out of it. But you're gonna reveal your IP, so you'd better make sure your anti-spyware utility is up to date.  ;^)


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