Re: is this mailinglist a target for spammers?

From: MagerValp (
Date: 2007-03-03 14:29:00

>>>>> "MM" == Marko Mäkelä <> writes:

AT> I ve got a big problem, but with spam. It seems that this mailing
AT> list is under spam attack; otherwise I cannot explain the sudden
AT> rise of spam, because I've never used this e-mail address for
AT> anything else but for the cbm-hackers-list.

MM> I don't think that this list accepts email from non-subscribers.

It doesn't. Spam sent to the list, that doesn't get caught in the spam filters, bounces.

MM> However, it is entirely possible that e-mail addresses have been
MM> harvested from archived messages. The archive at
MM> obscures the
MM> email addresses a little, but I guess that the bad guys can
MM> program simple search&replace patterns.

I read an article a while ago that mentioned that modern spam
harvesters can defeat common attempts to hide addresses. In this
particular case though, the cbm-hackers archive is not the only place
where Antitrack's address is published:

    ___          .     .  .         .       . +  .         .      o   
  _|___|_   +   .  +     .     +         .  Per Olofsson, arkadspelare
    o-o    .      .     .   o         +
     -       +            +    .

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