View Full Version : Smart Spam

07-02-2004, 01:25 AM
I have noticed a huge amount of spam coming into my @graal.net email address, but why? I have several other graal.net email accounts, and they recieve no spam. Could it be because I have the address linked in my signature, and there are such bots that can detect and spam through this? A lot of them even have actual Graal username's as the sender's name, I've recieved mail from imposters of Loriel, Skyld, Ajira, and more, it's odd.

07-02-2004, 02:42 AM
Yeah, I hadn't checked mine in a while and when i looked it was full of viruses.

07-02-2004, 03:28 AM
i left my graalmail alone for a while, maybe 3 days, nothing was in the inbox, come back and there was over 430 messages

07-03-2004, 12:40 PM
Quite correct, Thallen. Spammers have taken to using bots which harvest mailto: links. They then spoof their junk as coming from addresses in the same domain, or addresses acquired from the same page, as yours. One very simple workaround is to obfuscate your email address, like, say, [email protected]@myrealbox.dot.ihatespam.com. People will easily be able to replace the blanks, but spambots don't dedicate the CPU time to doing so.

Of course, this won't help you if you're already on their lists. All I can recommend for that is getting an email program or provider which offers fairly good filtering.

07-03-2004, 02:42 PM
I noticed that the amount of this kind of spam I was getting reduced after I changed my signature.

07-03-2004, 03:55 PM
couldn't you just do something like

lmfaousuk at dude.com

07-04-2004, 11:00 PM
Or just put your email address in an image like Spark did.

07-05-2004, 10:21 AM
a very annoying weapon to use against your enemies if you have their email.

07-06-2004, 03:26 AM
Spam thread (http://forums.graal2001.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53307)

Do not post in that thread for that will be grave digging

07-06-2004, 12:45 PM
Pft, that means I need to type your email address by hand after I managed to read it despite the blur, instead of just clicking on it, or at least copy&pasting. How rude.