Re: Steam Era Freight Cars Website

Derrick Brashear <shadow@...>

On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 7:31 AM, sparachuk<sparachuk@...> wrote:

--- In STMFC@..., Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:

I don't doubt your word, Tom, but I'm astonished to hear
this. Signature Press has had a web site for a dozen years, and yes,
there is some spam, but hardly enough to constitute a problem. We have
had a "contact us" page and an "inquiries" page all along, and have
taken electronic orders for almost ten years. What may be different
about Ted's site escapes me, but I'm happy to be enlightened.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
Tony: Spam must be unevenly distributed. The Central Vermont Historical
Society has had their email shut down for quite a while now due to excessive
spam. Why anyone would do this to a model railroad site is a mystery to me
but spammers don't make sense anyway.
Spammers don't pick sites to pick on; They have tools which discover
which sites are vulnerable automatically.

Unless you or your provider have time to actively administer the
software used to run your site, keeping ahead of the tide of spam
is incredibly difficult. I gave up a while ago and started using GMail
for email, for instance, and even Google has issues sometimes.


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