[Nottingham] Silently BLACKLISTED!

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Mon Apr 23 12:18:45 UTC 2012

On 23/04/12 12:37, Mike Martin wrote:
> On 20 April 2012 17:48, Barry Drake <ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com> wrote:
>> On 20/04/12 13:55, Martin wrote:
>>> The three characters "ml1" when joined to ".co.uk" appear to be the trip
>>> to being silently dumped. What can that mean? Cheers, Martin
>> I can't answer the question BUT the above e-mail together with three from
>> Jason and two from David ended up being dumped straight to the spam folder
>> in Thunderbird so I guess they must have been marked as spam by gmx in some
>> way?  I can't see any commonality in the different messages that might cause
>> this other than the 'from' field, and most NLUG messages are not dumped in
>> this way - so I just have to keep checking the folder.

I get rather annoying false-positives perpetrated by the Google mail on
VirginMedia's behalf... Hence the spam folder has to be checked anyhow
you're happy to throw away perfectly good and wanted mail.

> Did come across a few hits for mi1.net, maybe thats the prob, virgin
> isn't differentiating bewtween toplevel domains?

That's an interesting bit of paranoia... I guess they will look the same
if "1", "i", "I", "l" are all munged together for "lite-speak".

I think more realistically is that someone's address book that includes
my normal address has been lifted by malware and there is now a
pan-galactic spam campaign in progress misusing my name for
unmentionables somewhere... :-(

That good old excuse of "collateral damage"?...

Hence there's a few thoughts in progress for something a little more
robust that I'm calling "DEEmail". The acronym is a multiple pun in good
punning style and is an anti-recursive acronym! And other bits of fun :-)

The ideas go beyond such as Mixmaster. However, this is NOT intended as
an anonymous remailer such as Cypherpunk.

An integral part of my ideas is the GPG web-of-trust... ;-)

RFC and further details at the next NLUG meeting! (Wed 02/05/2012)

Or over some Beeston beers sooner if anyone is up for mail-storming ;-)


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