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[aprssig] Objects vs real stations

Ron Tonneson ron.tonneson at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 14:38:06 UTC 2009


I have my arrl.net address set to forward to my gmail address.  I only get about 10-15 spam messages per day and they 
rarely come through the arrl address, they are almost always direct to the gmail address and are stopped by the gmail 
spam filter 99.9% of the time.

Ron - K0QVF

Scott Miller wrote:
>> Those not running with good anti-spam filters, will see a whole lot more
>> spam coming through the arrl.net address than you are seeing.
>>
>> I had my arrl.net address turned off for a really long time because of
>> spam that came through that route. I've finally manged to get my
>> spamassassin settings set to where it is back down to an acceptble
>> level.
> 
> I don't know if they're being scraped from a directory, or if spammers 
> just know that they can look up ham calls and paste on arrl.net - 
> they're not dumb, so it wouldn't surprise me.
> 
> With my existing email addresses, I get on the order of 1000 spam 
> messages per day.  Maybe 10% of those get by spamassassin, and half of 
> those get by Thunderbird and my own custom rules.  So even with good 
> filters, I really don't need to be adding to my spam load.
> 
> And you can add to that the fact that I don't like entrusting my email 
> to a third party.  So yeah, I'm an ARRL member (or was, last time I 
> checked - did I get QST this month?) but I don't plan to use their email 
> service.
> 
> If you want to do email association, it really needs a proper database.
> 
> Scott
> N1VG
> 
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