Simon Haddon simon at
Tue May 14 23:00:12 EST 2002

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

On 14/05/02, 10:04:20 PM, Damien Elmes <clug at> wrote regarding Re: 

> Kim Holburn <kim.holburn at> writes:

> > Now I'm sure the sudden influx of spam on this list has nothing to do 
with the
> > Gmane gateway.

> Probably not, but the timing was apt. How does everyone feel about 
> the addresses in the peripheral services like news gateways and mail 
> They tend to get trawled by spambots more often than private mailing 
lists do.
I would say it is too late now.  They have the email addresses and they 
(those nasty little bots) have probably got them all stored in a database 

> > This list is setup so that only subscribers can email to the list isn't 
> > And that subscribers need to reply with a confirmation letter in order to
> > subscribe?  Inquiring minds ... etc. etc.

> Don't think so - I switched my username in the email address a few months 
> so that I can track which account name has been harvested when I receive 
> I'm pretty sure I didn't subscribe with this account, which means that 
> can be sent from anyone, subscribed or not.

> --
> Damien Elmes

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