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Re: spamgourmet will be shutting down soon

Postby vic » Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:13 pm

josh wrote:Hey y'all -- I removed the shutdown announcement from the front page. I'm working with another admin on keeping the system running. At this point, still no new users, and that may be true indefinitely, but it won't be my call. This person will be taking over the payment of the bills (hosting, domains, certificates, etc.) and receipt of the donations.

Hello, Josh,

I created an account just to answer you.
I have been using spamgourmet since 2004 - with great pleasure, satisfaction and security.
This kind of e-mail was a real gift!

I would like to express to you (all your helpers, relatives and acquaintances) my greatest respect and esteem.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the work you have done!!
SPG will NEVER be forgotten.
You - Josh - have in my heart and life - a candle that burns there forever.
Many thanks for the freedom and security of our e-mail traffic that you have created!

I come from (South)Germany.
My English is not very good - sorry!

As a surgeon (now already 60 years old) I know that you have a hard time ahead of you.
I would love to have you as my patient!
Surely you know that one should not give up.
If death is at the door, then dying is not so bad, but a cruel parish.

Please enjoy your life now - as long as it lasts!
There are still many beautiful days ahead!
Believe me!!!

e-mails are not so important now.
I'm already doing a lot of rebuilding.

Should spamgourmet continue to exist, I would be happy.

I wish you much strength and also joy!

All the best ... vic (Viktor) ;-)
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Re: spamgourmet will be shutting down soon

Postby michaeldlr » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:55 am

I have managed to import the SVN based code into Git and I have created a repository on GitHub.

If anybody has a clear visible long posting record here I will happily give you access to the repository at least to contribute (unless there are better suggestions). The new sysadmin can obviously even have the whole project handed over to their ownership if that's the right way.

The initial import may not be perfect since I've just done it with
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git svn clone
(can anyone check it??) but I will look into improving it if there is any interest or comments.

Josh ; what can I say. I'm also a mega-long-term user (22,867 forwarded, 6,738 eaten. You have 279 spamgourmet addresses - and that's just one account, I have almost 200 more on another). Our love and thanks. If there is any help you or the new admin are able to accept to help keep the domains running longer before the spammers get them then please just ask. I'm a reasonably competent sysadmin with systems/networking knowledge and so on, I'd be willing to find a chunk of time to make the shutdown less painful for the users and less work for you. OTOH, if you just leave it or do anything at all we will all be grateful for all you did for us.
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Re: spamgourmet will be shutting down soon

Postby yayspamgoumet » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:15 am


I just want to wish you well. I only wish my warm thoughts could give you healing as well ... but I send them to you whether or not they work!

You have done such a great service to so many people, and without asking for anything in return. I'm so grateful to you.
I can't type, as you can see
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Re: spamgourmet will be shutting down soon

Postby spamgourmetuser » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:42 pm

Deleted original comment.

I had recommended a type of alternative healing for Josh.
A very experienced friend checked this out for me and warned me to avoid this.
Sorry for the crap information.
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Re: spamgourmet will be shutting down soon

Postby r2d2 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:20 am


Thank you so much for everything that you have done.

Your message stats: 137,225 forwarded, 46,949 eaten. You have 1218 spamgourmet address(es).
First disposable was 2007-11-09 22:22

If there's anyway that I can help out, please let me know.

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Re: spamgourmet will be shutting down soon

Postby spamgourmetuser » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:48 pm

Received this link today:

The email was from GreenMedInfo:

The GreenMedInfo Newsletter
October 2, 2019 10:35AM


Everybody is afraid of something.

And that something is often hearing the words “you’ve got cancer.”

It’s not a diagnosis anyone wants or deserves, but statistically, one in two people WILL. The odds are 50/50 that it could be you or someone you love. But I’m here to tell you there’s HOPE … and healing … and survival.

Ty and Charlene Bollinger (our friends over at ‘The Truth About Cancer’) are working every day to bring you the latest therapies and preventions, and they’re getting ready to present everything to you.

They are throwing open the doors and putting the very best minds in cancer and chronic disease up on the stage at their live event to share their most important new breakthroughs in natural cancer therapies.

The list of speakers is truly a “Who’s Who” of natural healing and cancer therapies … including superstars like:

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Vaccine Safety
Dr. Patrick Quillin: 12 Keys to a Healthier Cancer Patient
Dr. Josh Axe: How to Beat Cancer with Chinese Medicine and Biblical Nutrition
Dr. Stan Burzynski MD: The Right to Try Act is Saving Lives
Dr. David Jockers: Fighting Cancer with Nutritional Ketosis
David Avocado Wolfe: The Charcoal Healing Revolution
Cherie Calbom: Juicing Your Way to Vibrant Health
Jordan Rubin: Beyond Probiotics
Carol Alt: How to Create “A Healthy You” with Raw Food
Dr. Rashid Buttar: Advances in Cancer Treatment: ABCF-1 to IL-33
Celebrity Health Panel (moderated by Ty & Charlene Bollinger)
Dr. Sherry Tenpenny: Investigating Adverse Health Risks Associated with Vaccines
Mike Adams (“the Health Ranger”)
Plus SO many more!

It’s 3 days that add tremendous support for those worried about cancer or actively treating it. And you’re invited to watch The Truth About Cancer Live Event, LIVE for FREE from the comfort of your own home, starting October 11.

Yours in health,

The GreenMedInfo Team.
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Re: spamgourmet will be shutting down soon

Postby moofey » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:37 pm

I came to the forum to see if anyone else was having trouble with Gmail putting all mail to SG aliases into the Spam folder (link), and learned for the first time the sad news about Josh's health and the potential shutdown of SG.

My thanks and best wishes to Josh for making this service available and for the treatment and care he is receiving.

I've been a steady SG user since 2005 and use it not so much for "disposable" email addresses as for masking my real address. If it's not a financial or healthcare provider, pretty much everything I sign up for gets a SG address.

47,239 forwarded, 54,072 eaten. You have 730 spamgourmet address(es).

23,374 of those 54,072 are all from one baddie: the promise of free samples from "QualityHealth".
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Re: spamgourmet will be shutting down soon

Postby spamgourmetuser » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:30 am

I'm sorry that governments are so evil. We have delegated our power to those who betray our trust ... ns-of.html

Cancer Was Spread Through MILLIONS of Polio Vaccines Laced With Cancer Virus — No One Has Ever Been Held Accountable
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Re: spamgourmet will be shutting down soon

Postby MrSmith » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:01 am

Hey Josh,

How long has spamgourmet truly been around? It seems as though I remember reading about it and creating an account in the late 90's or early 00's, but given that the earliest address I can find is 2005, I think I must have had a different account or just didn't use it for a while.

Your service reminds me of how the internet used to be: jolly good programmers and free thinkers, just looking to help a fellow out and suppress spam. You've been a shining example of integrity and contributing to our community for as long as I can remember, and even though it was a "small" program for your contribution, it still rates among the greats in my book, along with people like Linus Torvalds or the original founders of Mozilla, EFF, HardOCP, etc. To this day, I've still never found anything that comes close.

I hope the new admin works out well, and I will be praying for your health regardless.

I just wanted to create this BBS account to say thank you.

Thank you for being a hero to all of us, swinging the proverbial sword and slaying the spam beast, bringing a new era of internet freedom to so many! Long shall the virtual songs of your glory be sung good sir. For no matter the hundreds of thousands of spam goblins, after you slayed the beast they could not stand before your might! None could pass! And you did it not for gold nor reward, but for the good of all mankind!
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Re: spamgourmet will be shutting down soon

Postby spamgourmetuser » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:20 am

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Re: spamgourmet will be shutting down soon

Postby spamgourmetuser » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:34 pm

This is so sad. People should be better informed. ... s-mmr.html
Hundreds of cancer genes are deliberately engineered into the MMR vaccine to promote cancer for generations to come
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