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On Thu, May 01, 2003 at 03:23:38PM -0400, Vivek Khera wrote:
> Somehow I missed the start of this thread, but it got me thinking
> about something I've been noticing of late, which is sort of related
> to lists being sold.
> I've been blocking a lot of spam from the sender big @
com on one
> of my list hosting machines. Curiously, the recipient address has
> been the uniquely-coded confirmation address for people signing up to
> lists, or for list owners to confirm their new account, or the
> VERP-type bounce address from actual message delivery.
> Now, since these are uniquely coded, I know who the original recipient
> Are people selling their own address books to spammers? Outlook has
> this nasty feature of adding everything it sees to your book, so such
> addresses would show up this way.
Not spam. It's Yet Another Outlook Virus. Rather kind of the virus
writer to always send from the "big @
com" address since it makes
it so easy to block.
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