Keyserver spam example

Joke de Buhr joke at
Thu Jun 10 16:35:34 CEST 2010

I've never gotten any keyserver related spam so far and my public keys with a 
valid mail address were published year ago.

I think it's more likely you will get spam because you are posting to a 
mailing list which does have a html archive (liks this one).

If you want to get rid of most spam, just filter everything sent from dynamic 
ip addresses and you're fine.

On Thursday 10 June 2010 16:00:18 David Shaw wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Periodically there is a discussion on this list about whether having your
> key on a keyserver will result in more spam.  My feeling on this is that
> you might get more spam, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to the
> usual onslaught that streams in daily.
> That being said, I just got my first piece of spam that was definitely
> caused by presence on a keyserver:
> Begin forwarded message:
> > From: "Stephen Lee" <stephenhka at>
> > Date: May 26, 2010 2:17:27 AM EDT
> > To: dshaw at
> > Subject: enquiry :
> > Reply-To: "Stephen Lee" <stephenhka at>
> > 
> > 
> > We found your contact Email address from
> > My name is Stephen and I come from China, Hong Kong.
> (spam contents snipped - it goes on to offer to sell me LCD screens for my
> "retail store, shop, boutique or any public area")
> David
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