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[aprssig] Email addresses in APRS

Drew Baxter droobie at maine.rr.com
Sun Aug 10 15:51:36 UTC 2008


Spammers don't tend to take the time to read the SIG to figure out 
the format of a few thousand people who disclose their e-mail address. :)

As it goes though I've only had a few rare incidents about spam over 
the year and my e-mail address is in my status of my IGate.  One of 
those resulted in an altercation with old HAM emailing me from AOL 
because someone spoofed my amsat.org address and spammed him.  He 
didn't seem to understand the parallel with the regular postal system 
where you can put a return address for anyone they want.

--Droo, K1XVM

At 11:41 AM 8/10/2008, John Habbinga wrote:
>If we establish an ARRL standard format for sending email addresses
>over APRS, wouldn't that just make the spammer's job easier?
>
>On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 10:36 AM, Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> >
> > Many are hesitant to include their Email address in their APRS 
> packets for fear of SPAM.
> >
> > Maybe we need a unique ham radio equvalent for "@".
> > Actually, we do.  It is "de"...
> >
> > In other words... wb4apr de amsat.org which only wastes 3 extra bytes...
> >
> > Or wb4apr(d)amsat.org which wastes two but makes it one 
> word...  we need an ARRL standard for ham radio.
> >
> > Bob, WB4APR
>
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