Reverse E-Mail Blockage.....

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Tue Dec 31 06:43:52 UTC 2013


Allegedly, on or about 30 December 2013, Eddie G. O'Connor sent:
> Every mailing list I've joined I have a genuine interest in, or it's a
> hobby of mine..(PremierGuitar.com.....GuitarFetish.com...etc) I see no
> real way that my email address got out TO the people who are using it
> as a spam receptacle! All I want is for the mail that I have no
> intention of reading to be sent either to my spam folder...or else the
> trash! 

Ways of getting spam (and there's plenty more):

The mailing list gets hacked into, and someone steals your address.
The mailing list sells your details.
You've entered your address in somewhere (e.g. program registration),
and that has leaked your address.
You use your address in more than one place, one of them is public (like
this list), and it's been harvested from there.
You've received random spam.

If you had a used-for-list-only address, you can filter that separately
than any other address.  Just whitelist the lists you'll accept mail on
it from.  There's probably only a few, it's much easier to set rules to
accept mail from A or B or C, than to block from A, B, ... to infinity.

And with mailing lists, there's usually list headers in the mail, that
are better choices for setting rules against, than the list email
addresses, themselves.

-- 
[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -rsvp
Linux 3.9.10-100.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Sun Jul 14 01:31:27 UTC 2013 x86_64

All mail to my mailbox is automatically deleted, there is no point
trying to privately email me, I will only read messages posted to the
public lists.

George Orwell's '1984' was supposed to be a warning against tyranny, not
a set of instructions for supposedly democratic governments.





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