Mailing List SIMS@mail.stalker.com Message #10890
From: Warren Michelsen <Warren@MDCCLXXVI.com>
Subject: Re: Harvesting
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 08:51:04 -0700
To: SIMS Discussions <SIMS@mail.stalker.com>
At 1:58 PM +0100 5/22/02, Steve Linford wrote:
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>A good way to foil these is to create 5 or 10 spamtraps in your router, like this for example:
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>aaron123@yacht.com = spamtrap
>frodo123@yacht.com = spamtrap
>mario123@yacht.com = spamtrap
>xerox123@yacht.com = spamtrap
>zebra123@yacht.com = spamtrap

Mightn't it be better to have common but unused names instead?

Tom@yacht.com = spamtrap
Dick@yacht.com = spamtrap
Harry@yacht.com = spamtrap


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>SIMS will answer "250 OK" for these spamtraps

But only if the dictionary attack actually gets around to "frodo123", right? It seems to me that more common names are more likely to be harvested.


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