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#1 Telamon   Members   -  Reputation: 157

Posted 15 November 2006 - 06:30 AM

I've spent some time thinking about fun software projects to do in my spare time when I was inspired by the spam flooding my inbox. I think I want to try to make my own spam filter classifier. It probably won't be as good as others you can find online, but I think it might be a good way to learn about bayesian networks. In order to try a classifier, I need a large corpus of spam emails. Does anyone know of a site I can go to to sign myself up for a boatload of spam? I want to set up about 20 honeypot gmail accounts to do nothing but collect the latest spam and then use one of those libraries that lets you use gmail as a disk to get the spams and mount a realtime defense. Probably won't get this far, but I like the idea.

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#2 benryves   Members   -  Reputation: 1998

Posted 15 November 2006 - 06:46 AM

One way to increase the amount is to set up an inbox that collects all of the emails delivered to a particular domain, if you can. I receive a fair amount of spam (100 emails/day or so), the majority of which isn't addressed to example@example.com but instead to, say, john@example.com.

[Edited by - benryves on March 5, 2010 9:46:33 AM]

#3 Ranger50000   Members   -  Reputation: 100

Posted 15 November 2006 - 07:11 AM

If you post the email addresses on a public forum like this, you'll start getting spam quite soon. There are email harvesters that check sites like this. Posting the address on Usenet will REALLY do the trick.
Once you have some spam, click on all of them. The next day you'll have ten times as much.

#4 tstrimple   Prime Members   -  Reputation: 1737

Posted 15 November 2006 - 07:18 AM

Give me your email address, I'll start using it to fill out online forms. [grin]

#5 Ravuya   Moderators   -  Reputation: 127

Posted 15 November 2006 - 07:21 AM

Try giving it out on large AOL/MSN chats. I seem to remember that worked about a year back.

#6 jfclavette   Members   -  Reputation: 1058

Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:13 AM

You guys are going about this backward.

People collect candy dispensers, do you think some don't collect spam ?

Search "spam archive" and "spam repository" for more vi4gr4 goodness than you can chew. Not that you'd want to chew vi4gr4 goodness but... wathever.

#7 Kaze   Members   -  Reputation: 948

Posted 15 November 2006 - 08:36 AM

i suggest turning this into some kind of contest,
post you emails and we'l see how much spam we can sign you up for

#8 Luckless   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1891

Posted 15 November 2006 - 09:17 AM

Quote:
Original post by Kaze
i suggest turning this into some kind of contest,
post you emails and we'l see how much spam we can sign you up for


Anyone have a mail server they could setup for us. we each request an address, our username@whatever.blah and then whoever gets the most spam per day after a week wins an ECookie

#9 MrEvil   Members   -  Reputation: 970

Posted 15 November 2006 - 09:18 AM

If you'd have said a few weeks ago, I would have forwarded my junk mail folder to you... I had about 8000 or so messages :)

#10 Extrarius   Members   -  Reputation: 1412

Posted 15 November 2006 - 09:54 AM

If you can tell me how to export selected email in thunderbird, I have 1000+ in my spam folder right now (I get 50-100 spam messages a day, and it deletes them regularly enough that my junk folder stays at around 1000). If you own a domain, set up the postmaster@domain address and it'll get tons of spam instantly. Likewise for webmaster@ and less so for abuse@

#11 Liquid Darkness   Members   -  Reputation: 498

Posted 15 November 2006 - 02:39 PM

Try this first, then check this
out.

Happy spamming.





#12 nerd_boy   GDNet+   -  Reputation: 719

Posted 15 November 2006 - 04:07 PM

Only on Gamedev....

#13 Andrew Russell   Moderators   -  Reputation: 1382

Posted 15 November 2006 - 11:49 PM

Quote:
Original post by nerd_boy
Only on Gamedev....


Speaking of which - Guess which of my email addresses started receiving spam as soon as it was created, before anyone even knew about it [smile].

#14 Thevenin   Members   -  Reputation: 270

Posted 16 November 2006 - 01:55 AM

A great start is posting your email address on a popular forum. You could even indulge the malicious bots by making multiple links to your email address in all different flavors.

jill@hotmail.com
jill at hotmail.com
jill @ hotmail.com
jill@hotmail.com
jill@hotmail.com
jill [at] hotmail.com
jill at hotmail dot com

#15 leiavoia   Members   -  Reputation: 960

Posted 16 November 2006 - 03:39 AM

Try posting a resume with your email addy in it at Monster.com et al. Spambots just eat those up.




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