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Subject: [hangout] Fighting the Microsoft Mail Bomb
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 16:04:48 -0400
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On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 00:22:59 -0400, s. keeling wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 10:10:12 +1000, Derek Clarkson
>> For the last 6 months I've been posting using my real work email
>> address. I know it leads to spam, but I wasn't worried about a few
>> emails which I just autodeleted. I wanted people to be able to contact
>> me if they wanted to.
> I want spammers to be able to contact me, so I can kill their accounts!
>> Up until now I have received about 10-20 spams a day. Last Friday it
>> went ballistic. Over 1000 in a single day, every one from the swen
> Ditto here today. Over 150 Mb of worm crap.
>> So I shut down my email address and changed it to
>> Swen saw right through this and within 30 minutes this new email
>> address was
> Interesting. Reports suggested it was ignoring addresses with "spam" or
> "delete" in them as they were likely munged (bogus).
>> So I am now using completely bogus email addresses in news groups. [My]
>> apologies to anyone who wants to email me directly.
> Your choice, but how are you going to kill spammers now?
>> As a reminder to anyone who has been swamped with junk emails like
>> more, or is just about to post using their real email address - Don't!
> Couldn't resist. And for those of you with access to a Unix shell
> account on your mailhost, drop this into ~/.procmailrc:
> # REMOVE THE EMBEDDED UNDERSCORE TO USE THIS!
> :0 B
> LOG="Worm Footprint - "
> It may only last until another script kiddie gets his hands on Swen's
> source, but there's other ways to kill them besides this. Such as
> dropping anything in email that contains a Windows executable, or
>> 135k, or anything with \ or microsoft in the From: or
> Subject: line, ...
> Self-extracting executable attachments, _in email_?!? What for!?! An
> email bigger than 135k?!? What for!?! email about, from, or relating
> to microsoft related software?!? Why!?!
> Pretty drop-dead simple to me.
> Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
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