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:fail: or :blackhole: - which to aviod spam

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jimjoe, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. jimjoe

    jimjoe Well-Known Member

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    Which do you think will result in less spam coming to a particular email address - forwarding it to

    :fail: no such address here OR
    :blackhole:

    The reason i ask, is we would like to reclaim some email addresses we had given up because of so much spam, and were wondering which of these, 1 year later, might convince spammers to stop.

    i wasn't sure as :fail: might be better if they read it, but maybe worse if they didn't, and they just saw there was a response of some kind to their spam.
     
  2. SarcNBit

    SarcNBit Well-Known Member

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    It is hard to say.

    If an address is "listed" on one of the valid email address lists that spammers buy and sell, chances are it will never be removed entirely.

    Using :fail: can have negative effects. Not only does it create increased traffic levels through your mail server/network/internet, it can also validate a domain as email enabled. This could lead to increased attempts at other addresses for that domain.

    On the other hand, :blackhole: for an address already listed as valid will just seem like an account that does not respond to spam.
     
  3. rs-freddo

    rs-freddo Well-Known Member

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    spammers never give up, not even after a year. Personal experience. :rolleyes:
     
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