[OT] more stinkin s p a m
mb.userev at harbourhosting.co.uk
Sat Oct 28 08:37:07 EDT 2006
When I say "harvested" I'm not using the word in any technical or
specific sense, I just mean that a spammer is getting my list email
address somehow, I make no assumption about the mechanism involved.
The email address in question is 10 days old and has never been used
outside of this list.
Bill Marriott wrote:
> 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
> 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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