Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood
fallenpegasus

Junk'ing an old email address.

Instant summary: dont use mark@atwood.name to email me.

I run my own mailserver, and I run a greylister on it. A greylister is currently a near perfect defense against botnet spam. According to my logs it prevents about a thousand messages a day.

The only thing that gets thru is non-botnet spam. A year ago, it was a nigerian scam about every 3 days. Now it's about a dozen nigerian scams, viagra offers, and stock pump-n-dumps per day. Which is not too bad, when I read my mail on my desktop IMAP client. But when I'm reading mail thru my smartphone, its more than a little annoying.

I really don't want to have to take the day to figure out spamassassin.

On the plus, most of the junk is going to the email address I mention in the first line. So what I'm going to do is put in a sieve rule that drops email to that address into Junk.

So, don't use mark@atwood.name to email me.
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