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Background info:

»www.killfile.org/~tskirvin/nana/···ter.html
News.admin.net-abuse.sightings is a forum for reports of sightings of net abuse. It is a robomoderated forum, allowing only properly formatted posts. Followups are required to be set strictly out of the group and into the appropriate group in the news.admin.net-abuse.* hierarchy.
News.admin.net-abuse.sightings is moderated by a robot moderator, run by a team of operators. The robot will automatically approve and post messages according to a approved criteria:
Posting spam in this newsgroup is desirable since it's used as an evidence file documenting dates, injection points, URL hosts, drop-boxes, etc.

Posting in NANAS can be done in one of two ways, either directly thru your newsgroup client, or by email. The purpose of this post is to help you minimize collateral damage to your inbox by posting spam in this newsgroup. Spammers can and do frequently harvest email addresses from this newsgroup, so it's wise to take steps before posting to eliminate that potential beforehand.

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Posting via newsgroup client:

1) First you need an email address to use, since your email address is visible in the headers of the postings as the author. The robot moderator does reply and confirm each post, (unless you configure your post beforehand NOT to do this), and posts with invalid email addresses are ignored. I recommend a throwaway address on any free email provider provided they allow you to configure your inbox to only allow email from addresses in your address book. Hotmail can work this way and so can Yahoo. Again, spammers harvest from this newsgroup frequently.

2) Set up your newsgroup client with your new email address and your name. Of course, if you don't know how to do this, you'll need to consult your HELP file or online documentation as to the correct method.

3) You can post in one of the *.test newsgroups if desired to see how your posts look, but this is really unnecessary.

4) Post a spam. Now, you'll need to ALWAYS munge personal information in the headers of the spam before posting. I replace all instances of my email with xxxxx's such as xxxxx@example.com or even xxxxx@xxxxxxx.xxx, or whatever strikes your fancy. If the spam contains other innocent email addresses, like in the CC: field, it's considered good netiquette to munge those also, so you are not responsible for having THEIR email address harvested. You MUST include a subject line in the format of: [email] insert subject here
EXAMPLE:
[email] Make Money Fast!
Failure to use this format will result in your post not appearing at all.

5) Once you post your spam example, you'll receive an email confirming your post to NANAS at the address that you used in your newsgroup reader, Yahoo . . . Hotmail . . . whatever. Now, go to your free email provider and set your options to only allow email from those addresses in your address book, and add the address from the confirmation mail you received. Now, if any spammer scrapes your email address off of NANAS and sends you spam, you'll NEVER see it.

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Posting via email:

1) First you need an email address to use, since your email address is visible in the headers of the postings as the author. The robot moderator does reply and confirm each post, (unless you configure your post beforehand NOT to do this), and posts with invalid email addresses are ignored. I recommend a throwaway address on any free email provider provided they allow you to configure your inbox to only allow email from addresses in your address book. Hotmail can work this way and so can Yahoo. Again, spammers harvest from this newsgroup frequently.

2) Only send spam to NANAS from this email address . . . never any other. This makes it REAL easy to find all your posts using groups.google.com.

4) Send a spam to nanas-sub@cybernothing.org. Now, you'll need to ALWAYS munge personal information in the headers of the spam before posting. I replace all instances of my email with xxxxx's such as xxxxx@example.com or even xxxxx@xxxxxxx.xxx, or whatever strikes your fancy. If the spam contains other innocent email addresses, like in the CC: field, it's considered good netiquette to munge those also, so you are not responsible for having THEIR email address harvested. You MUST include a subject line in the format of: [email] insert subject here
EXAMPLE:
[email] Make Money Fast!
Failure to use this format will result in your post not appearing at all.

5) Once you send your spam example, you'll receive an email confirming your post to NANAS at your email address, Yahoo . . . Hotmail . . . whatever. Now, go to your free email provider and set your options to only allow email from those addresses in your address book, and add the address from the confirmation mail you received. Now, if any spammer scrapes your email address off of NANAS and sends you spam, you'll NEVER see it.

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by newview See Profile edited by Sarah See Profile
last modified: 2002-07-10 09:27:14