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> I also don't use this address for anything else, but our email
> displayed on the Techwr-l web archive. Easy pickings for spambots.
Actually, the From addresses are obscured/transmogrified in both the
archive interfaces that I know of (www.techwr-l.com/archives/ and
Although I suspect that neither method is particularly hard for the
nefarious to defeat. :-}
Anyway, nowadays you can expect to get spam eventually at just about any
functioning email address, no matter how carefully you keep it secret.
I don't know the details, but some spammers seem to pick a known domain
and then use some kind of dictionary-style attack, generating user names
at that domain. If 95% of them aren't valid, what does the spammer care?
Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
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