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Subject: Re: Transforming CVS into a globally distributed multi-sitedevelopment solution
From: Ted Stern
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 11:39:45 -0800
Newsgroups: gnu.cvs.help
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 JoeBlow@xxxxxxxxxxx rather than
> our "real" email addresses.
>  
> Rhino

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
their filters.

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.

Ted
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