Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote,
Douglas Spencer

Receiving spam...

I'm currently [mainly] receiving spam to just two addresses that are in current use.

Hopeful emails from potential mail-order brides in Russia arrive for dnsadmin@ -- an address which appears in the whois record for my various domains, a favourite route for people harvesting addresses for spam address books. I'm not terribly fussed about this -- it's entirely expected, and legitimate emails for dnsadmin@ will only come from my registrar so it's very easy to filter the others.

Poorly-worded dodgy-link-laden adverts for techie toys arrive for fandom@ -- the usual address I use when signing up for conventions. So possibly someone administering a membership list or managing a programme suffers from leaky security, or possibly someone's included that address in a CC: which has gone additionally to some third party with a compromised system. They're also very easy to filter, but I'm really very disappointed indeed about this -- it's very likely that this happened because someone did something careless.

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