Re: Junk mail on the list.
On Tuesday 01 July 2003 08:39 am, Wim De Smet wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Jun 2003 17:24:43 -0500
> David <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Sunday 29 June 2003 03:01 am, cr wrote:
> > > On Saturday 28 June 2003 05:39, alex wrote:
> > > > I'm getting a lot of junk mail that is addressed to this list. Am
> > > > I the only one getting this stuff?
> > > >
> > > > alex
> > >
> > > The polite term for it is 'Spam' :(
> > >
> > > Nope, I'm getting it too. Most noticeably the loony with his
> > > 60-K-sized posts about 'IEEP' and bizarre gobbledygook. Six of 'em
> > > at last count....
> > Can someone explain what these are all about? I've seen some of these
> > types of huge amounts of gibberish on other lists.. Are they strictly
> > for harassment or what?
> I don't know which mails you're talking about, but it could simply be
> spam in some foreign language, like chinese or japanese, which your
> mailclient can't view...
No.. it's mails like the one referred to above.. (about 'IEEP'), several
of which appeared on this list a few days ago.. Long strings of incoherent
words.. not making any sense at all..
I've seen similar entries before on other lists and newsgroups.. in
particular groups like mail-abuse-sightings, etc. It almost seems as if
they are simply to harass the group and take up bandwidth...
It really doesn't matter, I suppose, but I have been curious about them.