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Wednesday, August 11, 2004

They Finally Found Me


I’ve enjoyed not quite six months of not receiving any spam to e-mail addresses on this domain. Today, I received the first piece of junk sent to the webmaster@ address.

As many of you know, I have asked all my contacts to create whatever they want to use as the first part of my e-mail address and cap it with Thus, if one of the aliases starts getting nailed, I simply kill off that alias—instant bounceback.

In fact, just out of sheer spite, I’ve already made sure commonly guessed addresses like info@, help@, etc. don’t work. I refrained from zapping webmaster@ and postmaster@ since it’s generally bad form to not have them work for any web site. But I’m not a corporate site—just a personal blog!

So then, *master@ addresses—begone!! Ha! Take that, Johnny Diaz, senior link builder for! You’ve been punk’d, jerk!

» Posted by ALBj at 02:17 PM (ET)
Category: Housekeeping


i received from them a link request as well.. really fishy

» Posted by Joe
December 14, 2004 12:41 AM

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