Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestions, John. I truly appreciate this.
> Several years ago I promised myself that I would not spend any time
> com- batting spam because, speaking from experience (only E-mail at
> the time), it is often unproductive if not counter-productive. I
> report spam here and there, but rarely hear anything in return. It
> seems like talking to the wind unless one has lawyers and cash.
Quite a lot of spammers do abuse free hosting services, and those free
hosting services are as amused with them as you are. freewebs.com just
deletes a site when I send them one complaint, I have been able to delete
several sites in a short time :-D. And remember Min? With, probably the
help of others, we managed to bring down 50% of the sites he promoted.
(Moreover, he seems to have gone away from this group ;-))
In short: complaining does help, not all hosting providers are bullet
proof hosters making money of spam.
He got caught. With spam there are two ways: filtering and ignoring it, or
taking action. The latter takes more time, but does have an effect.
> For E-mail, one recommendation I would have to make is separation of
> E- mail addresses (I have about 20) combined with Apache's
> BoxTrappers for public addresses. SpamAssassin on top seals the
> deal. As for logs, I tend to just look at the number of visits and
> gave up on most of the rest. In- stead of contemplating ego boost, I
> continue to read and write.
Yeah, I do the same, I don't worry too much, but my referer spam isn't 80%
> Happy new year!
Happy new year.
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