Subject: Re: E-mail from Korea, China or Taiwan no longer accpted
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Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 22:31:33 -0500
NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 22:03:25 EST
"Stephen Shaw" wrote in message
> On Tue, 07 Jan 2003 08:38:18 +1100, Mike Harding wrote:
> > On Mon, 6 Jan 2003 11:41:14 -0000, "Mjolinor"
> > wrote:
> >>"PCS Electronics" wrote in
> >>message news:EUdS9.2461$tQ1.firstname.lastname@example.org...
> >>> It is different with hotmail, they were hacked, the spammers got all
> >>> their emails, in alphabetical order ;-)
> >>Which would explain why the email addresses I set up for my kids get spam
> >>even though they have never done anything other than talk to each other.
> >>I had to stop them using hotmail because of all the awkward questions
> >>like "daddy what is viagra" and "why is someone sending me emails of
> >>ladies with no clothes on".
> > My younger son uses an unusual name for his Hotmail account, something of
> > the nature of "toupeed_volcano" and he receives virtually no spam at all!
> > :)
> > Mike
> Most spammers filter the names they trawl for names that are not 'real
> people' so my address gets very little spam despite it being just what it
> is a trwaler for spambots.
A long time ago, my Unix finger server was enabled on my firewall (no-no),
and it also wasn't compiled correctly. It produced some bogus usernames
that are STILL being used by spammers, and it was over 5yrs ago that the
finger server was disabled.