Re: getting viruses/spam after posting to this list
On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 03:22:34 -0700
Tom <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 10:56:13AM +0100, Eliot Stock wrote:
> > After my first post to this list last night, I woke up this morning
> > to find 40 helpful "MS security updates" in my inbox.
> > How are other people dealing with this? Does the list consider this
> > a problem, or is it just up to me to fight this at my server? If so
> > a pointer to any URLs that lay out all the options for server-side
> > spam and virus blocking would be helpful, maybe it's time I
> > installed something. Is obfuscating addresses on the list pointless
> > because harvesters aren't fooled? What's the score?
> What I don't understand is, once I accidentally posted with my "real
> email". Immediately, spam.
> I used to post with tb.nospam@<domain>, and didn't get any spam for a
> couple months. Then, one. So I switched, and so far, zero.
> I wonder why they leave this one alone. (Shrug.)
>I don't have any problem except on the email account name that I used
>to run when I had 98SE operating (as well as it could).
I've wondered if it is the same for everyone, and that whoever is behind
swen has access to MSs' mailing list?