On 9 Jan 2006 at 09:07 UTC-0800, Rhino wrote:
> To all subscribers,
> I subscribed to this mailing list, info-cvs, several months back and
> just received the piece of spam below.
> I thought I would bring it to everyone's attention that our email
> addresses have apparently been "harvested" from the mailing list and
> are being used as targets for spam.
> I don't know if any safeguards can be put into place by the list
> administrators to prevent further recurrences of this sort of thing;
> perhaps the best we can do is make sure we subscribe to lists using
> only "throwaway" email accounts like [email protected] rather than
> our "real" email addresses.
I'm in much the same situation as you -- I subscribed just a couple of
months ago. Since I use this Gmail address for my web-visible list
subscriptions, I reported the email as spam. Presumably if lots of
other Gmail users do likewise, such email will no longer get through
BTW, Gmail is generally an excellent spam-filter. I have email
forwarded from there to my regular account. Let me know if you want
a Gmail invite.
dodecatheon at gmail dot com
Frango ut patefaciam -- I break so that I may reveal