terry sullivan on mon 22 mar 04
I've posted this before, but it seems worth repeating.
First; set up a separate email address / box for Clayart posts. Just
about every ISP lets you have several email mail boxes. So my personal
email box is Go2tms@cox.net. My Clayart box is NCAClay@cox.net.
For the Clayart email box; I have set the receive filter to accept only
emails with the "to" part of the header line as Clayart@.....etc.
Thus, only emails from the listserve come through and these have
already been scanned and filtered by our moderator. Only legit posts are
forwarded from that site by Mel etc. All the rest is generated from Spam
sources trying to masquerade as Clayart but not really from our
listserve. They are from Spammers who have harvested addresses.
So; when I download the NCAClay emails all the spam automatically gets
sent to the Trash box.
Since I set this up I have not received one spam on Clayart. Of
course this also filters out anyone replying to me via the Clayart email
box directly. That is why you must put a reply direct address on your
Clayart posts so these folks reply to your personal email address and
not to the one used for the listserv.
Perhaps this seems complex, but it isn't really. Actually it is quite
simple as long as folks read your email completely and respond
Another matter is how one gets on these Spam lists in the first place.
The main reason is that on replies to a legit web add or transaction
by giving their home email address. These go into email files that are
either sold or hacked . I never, NEVER, give my personal email address
for these commercial transactions.
You can give a false email address or set up a separate email box
just for this stuff. Remember that your ISP usually allows 3-6 + email
boxes / account. So use them !
To sum up: the spam you may be receiving on the email box used for
Clayart is not actually from our listserv. It doesn't come via Clayart
but from spammers who have harvested email addresses. Just set the
receive option to accept only those with the "to" part of the header as
Clayart@lsv.ceramics. org and you will only receive posts from the
list. Make this email box for Clayart only. Set up a separate
email box for your personal email and never give that address to any
This dosen't solve Mels problem with Spam at the recieving end. That
is another problem for Clayart to handle. But it does solve the problem
at your end.
Yours, Terry Sullivan
Personal reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
And yes, I do have even more secure email address boxes for my most
personal friends. Never any spam on these at all. It only takes a few
seconds to swithch from one email box to another. Small price to pay to
evade the spam shit.
Maurice Weitman on tue 23 mar 04
At 19:04 -0800 on 3/22/04, terry sullivan wrote:
>[...] First; set up a separate email address / box for Clayart posts. Just
>about every ISP lets you have several email mail boxes. So my personal
>email box is Go2tms@cox.net. My Clayart box is NCAClay@cox.net.
Terry, I'm glad you're happy with your system, but by including your
"personal email box" address in every clayart post, you are
publishing that address to the world of spam harvesters.
>Actually it is quite simple as long as folks read your email
>completely and respond appropriately.
No offense, Tony, but as Marlon Brando would say, I say "Hah!"