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Re: More on spam

On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 11:46:16AM -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:
> That the swen volume picked up over a few hours may indicate that
> the swen virus writer is actually subscribed to the list and harvesting
> email addresses from his own incoming email. Or maybe each copy
> of swen is subscribing. It is a fairly large program, and could have
> some rather complex behavior.

Swen harvests addresses from Usenet. The list is gatewayed to Usenet
(and many people rely on that).

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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