Quick question --
I'm thinking of new ways to improve my spam filter. One of them is to use
known methods that spammers find email addresses, and seed them with "spam
trap" addresses; once a mail arrives at one of these addresses,
identifying information from the mail is written to a database of "known
This database is then checked by users' mail filters; if a mail arrives at
a user address, and it matches a "known spam" signature from the database,
However to do this well, the "spam trap" addresses need to get into as
many spammer lists as possible; so I need good ways to get them there.
Here's ones I can think of:
- put them on web pages in mailto: links
- add them to WhoWhere etc.
- post messages to USENET using those addresses in the From: line
- reply to spam mails from those addresses
(usually the spammer's account is shut down by that stage though)
Any other ideas?
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