Posted by Chris on May 15, 2001 at 19:50:34:
In Reply to: Why did this happen? posted by Greg on May 15, 2001 at 17:10:04:
I do not maintain mailing lists.
I do not sell names.
I hate SPAM and SPAMers with a passion.
The SPAMers use programs, called "SPAM bots" that read email address the same way you read them with your browser.
I can not stop them from reading the BBS, because there is no way to tell a SPAM bot from a person reading the BBS.
If you post your email address anywhere, is is best to include a removable portion in it.
That way a person can figure it out, but the SPAM bot will blindly try to send email to the bad address.
chris@NOSPAM.diver.net is not my email address, you need to remove NOSPAM. from it and then it will work.
chris.REMOVETHIS@diver.net or chris.SpamersShouldAllDieSlowPainfulDeaths@diver.net are other examples.
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