SPAM on Unique Email Addresses
As the owner of a whole domain, I have had the opportunity to give out unique email addresses to every website that I sign up with, which allows me to track exactly where the spam starts coming from. Much of the spam now comes from newsgroups, which I posted as
made up addresses which have never been given out
or addresses in mail to links off of my home page
The interesting part, however, comes when I get spam on other addresses, like
How any different places could this have come from? So I sent them an email:
I am getting spam at email used on your website. How was my information compromised?
And they denied everything in a reply:
If I hear anything else from them, I’ll post an update. Until then, beware that the database from Reunion.com may not be secure.