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Re: Spam alert

> At 8:12 PM -0700 10/1/03, Robert Persson wrote:
>>I have also just subscribed and I am wondering about these emails.
>>I am subscribed to a number of lists so I don't know which one these
>>come from.  Are the Debian lists particularly prone to this sort of
>>stuff, or have we just been unlucky?
> I couldn't tell you... This is the only debian list I'm subscribed
> to, and this is the only time I've shared my dslnorthwest addy with
> any new people in weeks, so... >it's coming from someone on this list<

more likely that the virus - for that is what it is - has harvested the
debian-powerpc list addresses from somewhere and is planging on them
continuously. it's not hard to rip addresses out of the innumerable list
archives out there. use a spam-filtering mail proggy (mozilla mail, for
example), or set up spamassassin or something for yourself. Spammers and
virus writers get cleverer and cagier every day, so the only answer for us
poor shmoes is to be clevererer and cagierer...


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