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Re: [SPAM] Re: Re: I will be awaiting your immediate response.
From: Hugo van der Kooij <hvdkooij () vanderkooij org>
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 10:38:36 +0100 (CET)

On Sun, 31 Oct 2004, GuidoZ wrote:

I'm seeing quite a rise in spam as well. The reason is most likely
quite simple... Gmail was new before, hence it wasn't spammed. The
best way to get rid of spam in your inbox - get a new one! Only
fool-proof way there is. Now that it's been around for awhile, so has
your email address. (There goes their trump card.)

Changing email adresses is NOT the way to fight spam. It's not fool-proof,
it's folish. Your new one goes around after a while because someone in
your family/relatives/friends gets another worm/virus/... and the spammers
get your email address again.

Securing every machine on the internet would be a good start. 95% of all
spam messages I have seen lately gets send from DSL or Cable IP addresses.
These are machine which run spamware without the user knowing (s)he is
sending out spam by the buckets untill their ISP shuts them down.


        I hate duplicates. Just reply to the relevant mailinglist.
        hvdkooij () vanderkooij org             http://hvdkooij.xs4all.nl/
                Don't meddle in the affairs of magicians,
                for they are subtle and quick to anger.

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