I've decided to start naming and shaming the people who spam me. I have an email address hidden in the code of one of my web sites. It doesn't display to visitors but robots will read it. To give the spammers a sporting chance, the email address is nospam@....mydomain... I then email them to ask where they got the address from.
Their response to asking where they got the email address from?
No reply from ibenson\@buildingmergers.co.uk (also the address on the web site)
Delivered-To: nospam@.... Received: by 10.76.167.167 with SMTP id zp7csp11088oab; Sun, 6 Jan 2013 13:22:30 -0800 (PST) X-Received: by 10.194.123.105 with SMTP id lz9mr93095986wjb.43.1357507349814; Sun, 06 Jan 2013 13:22:29 -0800 (PST) Return-Path: <email@example.com> Received: from nm2-vm0.bt.bullet.mail.ird.yahoo.com (nm2-vm0.bt.bullet.mail.ird.yahoo.com. [184.108.40.206]) by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id y7si7407329wix.34.2013.01.06.13.22.29 (version=TLSv1 cipher=RC4-SHA bits=128/128); Sun, 06 Jan 2013 13:22:29 -0800 (PST) Received-SPF: neutral (google.com: 220.127.116.11 is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of firstname.lastname@example.org) client-ip=18.104.22.168; Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=neutral (google.com: 22.214.171.124 is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of email@example.com) firstname.lastname@example.org Received: from [126.96.36.199] by nm2.bt.bullet.mail.ird.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 06 Jan 2013 21:22:29 -0000 Received: from [188.8.131.52] by tm2.bt.bullet.mail.ird.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 06 Jan 2013 21:22:29 -0000 Received: from [127.0.0.1] by smtp828.mail.ird.yahoo.com with NNFMP; 06 Jan 2013 21:22:29 -0000 X-Yahoo-Newman-Id: email@example.com Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> X-Yahoo-Newman-Property: ymail-3 X-YMail-OSG: sLH2K_UVM1kwPXZM0.Ah8akr8wNQ930om9q9JK4WB4hdc8u Ariw1Bdel_5usjDGzr0rK9j_ZZKarqT2DABdVVbqi_IfACfQcLQCBtYBXabF KW0gQPl0lyfA4Og1qc3sfrFt1Y1MAEwfCZiO_xqseGb5nY42BHlojG9f_uuZ Uffed.5Tht5yv6h9GArJKrkPgj4rr7Jwy4YNZLhzQoqna.n_9pUXdBK8Gh_B ckAWpZ6ty6vl2JTq13G3UK7ZovncSurQ7bKD8iJgX7gmshgv1idVjw0tw3fy 2H8sCFgyJkw3X1na_k8O8ymPyBAASj8yJA.cfOyoQKf3Lhvg0bg5nvMv0_pf uUe7a3b_NmnlJdEaiOEP8T6uCPGAkwifrh35w5Bzs2uuWVBYMR5.Z6JnSwH0 pNrBFVs8_3uqeE20E6wDebSPNl0gBaQD2ZhhqIEavyyfWIJLu6KNEcLe5ej6 imyx3M3eef8bMlSl5AXvMJHH0JQwsuwa6DkA3D1QvbkGOTPOYhtJEnLQEQ84 VgXgERU6G3.1VHa5jpzXWPlODTfWNhgrTtva6bn7Pty0- X-Yahoo-SMTP: 5XLkSliswBDaNmfSrYcmC2Iyqy2G6up4yzBofV05ID6qaACd56g3sp0- Received: from IAN-LAPTOP2 (email@example.com with login) by smtp828.mail.ird.yahoo.com with SMTP; 06 Jan 2013 13:22:28 -0800 PST From: "Ian Benson - Building Mergers" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Design, Construction, Fitting Out & Maintenance Businesses For Sale To: "nospam" <nospam@.....> Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="winmDNq44pC1H=_jEWoPgurp494tw2s4he" MIME-Version: 1.0 Reply-To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2013 21:22:19 +0000 This is a multi-part message in MIME format --winmDNq44pC1H=_jEWoPgurp494tw2s4he Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Disposition: inline =EF=BB=BFBuilding Businesses For SaleBUILDING MERGERS Design, Construction, Fitting Out & Maintenance Businesses For Sale We market design, construction, fitting out and maintenance businesses= for sale across the UK. These include retirement sales, disposals by = larger firms concentrating on core activities plus sales by entreprene= urs who have built up businesses and wish to embark on fresh challenge= s.