[OT] more stinkin s p a m

Bill Marriott wjm at wjm.org
Sat Oct 28 07:15:59 CDT 2006


I'm not so sure someone is harvesting the list. I use a very specific 
address for posting here (runrev at ...) and the only messages I receive at 
the alias are from the list and RunRev itself. Granted, I've been using 
gmane for the past several months, and that obscures my address, but there 
have been enough posts prior to that to have been harvested by now.

There is also the possibility that Mark hints at below (I think?) that 
someone who has your email in their address book has had their system 
compromised. Most spam is sent these days via "zombies" -- computers that 
have been infected by a virus/trojan/worm. The malware installs silently, 
harvests your various contacts lists, and even sends out email via your mail 
server.

Mark Schonewille wrote:
> Your e-mail address sits on hundreds if not thousands of computers,  as 
> soon as you send an e-mail to this list. Everybody on this list  receives 
> spam with a certainty of 100%, unless the person has a very  good spam 
> filter installed.






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