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For those who, for whatever reason, did not receive the mass e-mail I sent out today: I've changed my e-mail address. I just got tired of hearing how I need new breasts, sex with farm animals, a mortgage in Revere, discounted inkjet cartridges, or Christian debt relief. My new e-mail address is dsh at sp-webdesign dot com -- mark your address books accordingly. The old address will still work for a few days, but then I will set my server up to bounce these messages.


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Jan. 13th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
I use server whitelisting to filter my spam. If an e-mail arrives from a server that isn't on my list, it goes in the junk folder. I check the junk folder every few days to make sure there isn't anything in there that isn't spam (if I find a real e-mail in there I add its source to my list), then purge it all.

I get almost no spam in my inbox. The last one I got was at least two months ago.
Jan. 13th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC)
I had a blacklist for a while, but there were too many false positives. I'm smarter than I used to be about distributing my e-mail. I'm going to have a separate e-mail address for when I have to give a company my e-mail address and only give out this new address to real people. That should cut down a lot on the spam.
Jan. 13th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
Alas, e-mail addresses have a habit of getting out. At work, where I maintain the e-mail system, I've received spam on addresses I've never given out at all.
Jan. 13th, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, but one can do things to minimize e-mail propagation. I'm not putting my real address on my mail reader for spyware to pick up. (Of course, I should probably stop using Outlook.) I will garble my address on websites. Etc. No, it won't stop it all, but I'm thinking it should slow it down.
Jan. 22nd, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC)
How bad was it?
I get between 40 and 80 spam messages per day, with the number increasing gradually. How high was your spam traffic when you decided you had received too many to tolerate?
Jan. 22nd, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
Re: How bad was it?
During peak hours, I get that many an hour!
Jan. 23rd, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)
Re: How bad was it?
Okay, your problem is an order of magnitude greater than mine. You get more spam than I get messages.

I remember the time, a year or so back, when I was getting no more than three spam messages a day. It would be great to be able to reduce things to that level again.
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