[nycbug-talk] Spam probes

Godwin Stewart gstewart
Tue Nov 9 11:55:58 EST 2004

On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 11:30:52 -0500 (EST), Francisco Reyes <lists at natserv.com>

> Anyone got any good/quick ways to get into spammers lists? :-)

1) Post to pr0n newsgroups under alt.binaries with the trap address in the
From: header, not in the body. Spammers are lazy so they only harvest XOVER
data most of the time.

2) "Unsubscribe" from spam lists - some say this doesn't work, but IME it
does, very well given that about 80% of stuff hitting my own spamtraps is
hitting addresses that were seeded this way.

3) Seed the addresses in web pages with constructs like:
<a href="mailto:your.address at domain"><!-- yeah, right... --></a>

Satisfaction guaranteed :)

BOFH excuse #235:

The new frame relay network hasn't bedded down the software loop transmitter

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