Spam Experiment

Discussion in 'Email Discussions' started by yes that guy, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. yes that guy

    yes that guy New Email

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    Hi I'm wondering how to get an email address signed up for as much annoying spam possible. I have a test account and am working on my own anti-spam code. So I'd like to know how to get this address to all the spammers out there!
     


  2. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    Hello,

    To increase the amount of spam to an email address there are several things to do including:

    • Post the email address on internet forums
    • Post the email address on web sites
    • Post the email address on social network pages
    • Sign up the email address on mailing lists such as the SpamAssassin Users List and mention your experiment.
    • Type the email address into random IRC channels and other chat rooms.
    • Use the email address to register for spammy sites such as free search engine submission pages.
    That should be more than enough to immediately start seeing an increased amount of spam to the account.

    -Raymond
     

  3. noni

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  4. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    There is a little more anti-spam protection here than on most forums.

    We turn any email addresses posted into pictures to try and prevent people who post their address from being spammed.

    Generally speaking most other forums won't bother to have something like that installed and you'll get more spams.

    FYI,

    -Raymond
     
  5. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    What kind of spam filtering software are you working on?

    Spam filtering at the server level? Spam filtering at the email client level?

    Are you trying out some new ideas, or trying to improve on some existing systems?

    Just curious, :)

    -Raymond
     

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