[FoRK] Smarter spam harvesters vs. FoRK archives

Lucas Gonze lgonze at panix.com
Thu Aug 26 09:23:55 PDT 2004


Spam and scumware are a native mode for making a living on the internet. 
They're basic to this environment, like wild corn in North America.

On Thu, 26 Aug 2004, Lorin Rivers wrote:

> I'm reading this in gmail.
>
> All the ads are for how to send spam.
>
> Har.
>
> On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 11:19:17 -0500, Adam L Beberg <beberg at mithral.com> wrote:
>> Gordon Mohr wrote:
>>
>>> Can we make the obscuring technique a bit more obscure/unique? Some ideas:
>>
>> Programmers are paid lots of money (probably more then most FoRKers) to
>> come up with ways to harvest and infest email. All the money is on their
>> side.
>>
>> All you can really do is teach your friends not to fall for the scams,
>> since noone will ever accept any real solution to the problem, since
>> there is no money in that.
>>
>> --
>> Adam L. Beberg - beberg at mithral.com
>> http://www.mithral.com/~beberg/
>>
>>
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