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Rest in Peace, Nadine

Michael Rathbun recently commented on my old 2007 post linking to his "Story of Nadine" website. He notes, "A while back I located an obituary notice for "Nadine". She still gets between 50 and 200 messages per day, all of which now feed the Spamcop service."

Neat. (And sorry to hear about Nadine.) If it were me, I'd probably make it all bounce for about a year, then see if somebody at Spamhaus or other spam handling services wanted copies. By that point, it would be a pretty pristine spamtrap. And it would still receive tons of trash.


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  1. Actually, I think the "bounce for a year" exercise would gain nothing, since one could argue that the total number of "legitimate" email messages the account received could be broadly construed to be one.

    After the post-sale(s) flood from quasi-legit operations came the flood from "gutter" spammers, followed by an even lower life form, e-penders.

    So if anybody running a reputation service wants the feed, it's there for the taking. As an added bonus I can throw in all of the traffic that comes to local addresses that were scraped from the "Nadine" web page over time. That more than triples the size of the feed.



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