CG wrote:If you would like, feel free to say hello and perhaps post some information about your skill set. For example, do you have an IT or systems administration background? Can you program? Do you maintain a spamtrap / honeypot?
I'm so new here I don't think the bits have cooled from the time I received the email until I confirmed and logged in. I think it's nice you ask about the members so I'll tell you a little about me.
I'm a retired IBM'er enjoying the beach. I still enjoy being on the internet and meeting people from all over the world. I'm married to an angel, have 4 kids and 12 grandkids, yet I'm a very young 52 at the time of this writing. My wife and I have his and her laptops and are often sitting right next to each other as we enter a game room together or family chat.
I dabble in web site creation, hoping to become rather good at it by designing the site for my community. I'm on the board of directors for my community and enjoy helping people emmensly! My wife and love meeting new people and rarely meet someone who doesn't become a friend. With one exception.
I HATE SPAM and the people who send it! They are nothing more than what birds leave behind on statues and freshly washed automobiles. I've tried to be polite with them. I've tried to reason with them. They are neither polite nor lack the intelligence to reason with anyone. They are purely selfish little helmet-heads left alone in the world, unsupervised because no one can stand to be around the selfish little pr.... must maintain composure.
I have much to learn about spammers and how to fight them. I'm eager to learn every possible tool that can be used against them and do my part to shut them down. My state allows me to sue a spammer, but the trick is to find them in my country. I know they are using Chinese servers, but I also know they are here.
My idea of fun one night was forwarding 500 plus spams back to a spammer that replied "yo momma" to my request to be removed. He said he was in China ... yeah right. They say that in China all the time! Dumb idiot. My mistake was thinking they might be a reputable pharmacy company and would honor the remove me. Their mistake was replying to me from their support email address, email@example.com
. I sign him up for all the things he sends me, porn, viagra, mortgage loans, etc. After all, if he thinks I want it so bad he must really love it!
Looking forward to meeting folks and learning a lot from you!