Re: [NTLK] Email address posting

From: Dan <>
Date: Thu Jun 22 2006 - 10:11:52 EDT

On 6/22/2006 1:18 AM, Martin Joseph wrote:
> When falsifying email addresses to mislead spammers, I prefer to muddle
> the domain name, that way the spam doesn't even get to my server ;~)
> example:
> Just a thought.
> Marty

Actually the best way is to add .invalid as well to the end of the
address. any address with .invalid will be automatically deleted when
it hits the first email server. Yes some spammer programs might remove
the .invalid but most won't even bother. This will keep more email out
of the net since there is no attempt at sending it to a domain and
having it bounce from server to server.

You are right in that you don't want to use a domain that is active, or
even one that is not active now but could be. Just because is not being used now, doesn't mean it won't be in the
future. And spammers rarely clean their lists, so if you use a domain
that is used in the future they will get bombarded with your spam.

So in short I prefer to munge emails like this:

You might want to take a look at It
has some great information. Though the site seems to be down at the
moment, but google has a it in their cache. Another one is at


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