Re: is this mailinglist a target for spammers?

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2007-03-02 21:16:18

On Fri, Mar 02, 2007 at 08:48:27PM +0100, wrote:
> I ve got a big problem, but with spam. It seems that this mailing list
> is under spam attack; otherwise I cannot explain the sudden rise of spam,
> because I've never used this e-mail address for anything else but for
> the cbm-hackers-list.

I don't think that this list accepts email from non-subscribers.
However, it is entirely possible that e-mail addresses have been
harvested from archived messages.  The archive at
obscures the email addresses a little, but I guess that the bad
guys can program simple search&replace patterns.

> Can anyone confirm my theory that we're under spam attack?

If by "we" you mean Internet users, I can confirm that.  I remember
getting my first spam around 1993 or 1994.


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