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Re: Spam sent to contact address
Hello Tor User,
If there are html references to remote files inside, this would be a way to track you, because it would leave your IP in the access logs via your mail program.
Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 6:38:16 AM, you wrote:
> I am running a tor server and publish a contact email address in a mangled
> format, along the lines of toruser-at-gmail-dot-com. I have received two
> apparent spams to that address recenly. A somewhat surprising aspect is that
> both contained just one random word and no other content. They were the only
> two emails ever received at that address, and I have not published the
> address anywhere (although google finds it at moria.seul.org:9031).
> I am wondering whether to put this down to the incopetence of the
> spammer(s), or whether there could be any possible reason for why they might
> have wanted to send me content-free messages after going into the effort of
> unscrambling the email address. I doubt they would have wanted to learn
> anything from an automated bounce message (which they would expect to come
> from gmail in any case) but cannot see any other explanation.
> Do others also get spam to addresses published only through tor status, does
> said spam look like the usual sort of spam, and can anyone think of an
> explanation for the above? Many thanks.