Dimitrie O. Paun
dpaun at rogers.com
Mon May 19 11:46:06 CDT 2003
On May 19, 2003 12:47 pm, Dan Kegel wrote:
> Since you're advocating the idea, could you try it out and post
> the results? Just use wine-dpaun at rogers.com or something like that
> every time you post to a wine list for the next few months, and
> let's see whether you get any spams at that address.
Well, I don't know if you've noticed, but I've been posting on
wine-devel from two addresses: dimi at intelliware..., and dpaun at rogers...
since Jan of this year. It's been more than 4 month, and as a matter
of fact I've also posted on the binutils list as well from my
dimi at intelliware.ca, so I don't know where the address got harvested,
but it does give an upper bound. Here is the situation:
-- I read my mail from work and from home. At work I read my mail
from 9:30 to 18:00, and there I delete all spam, so I can't
account for it. But I can tell you I don't get much. If spam
would be evenly distributed, I should get roughly 1/3 during
business hours, but it's far less than that. But since we're
looking for an upper bound, we can work with 1/3.
-- At home all mail I delete go to the trash folder in kmail, so
here I can count.
This being the case, in the last month (which should be the worse,
because it takes time to harvest the address, etc.) I could count
about 20 spams on that address (dimi at intelliware...). If we assume
I've deleted 1/3, this gives at most 30 spam mail per month, or
an average of 1 per day. And for what it's worth, all _very_ simple
to filter out: Viagra, "Copy Any DVD - With a CD Burner", $10000, etc.
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