[clug] Address Phishing (was Compaq Deskpro)

Paul Wayper paulway at mabula.net
Thu Apr 21 12:37:27 GMT 2005

At 10:23 AM 20/04/2005, you wrote:
>Is this an attempt to reap valid email addresses??
>I was trying to figure it out...  Only makes sense if the REPLY address
>is actually active - which is not what you'd expect.  Hmmmmmm
>Is it an account they've compromised and are monitoring for this

Not quite sure how you worked out that this wasn't a valid reply address, 
or that it might somehow be invalid.  I think you're attributing to malice 
that which is caused by ... inexperience.

On Wed, 2005-04-20 at 09:48, brownt1 wrote:
> > Did you ever find the Compaq disk? I need it also and I would greatly
> > appreciate it if you can help any way.

Generally, I think this person will eventually learn that help on the 
internet is on a get-what-you-give basis.  You ask a barely intelligible 
question, you get a pedantically accurate but useless answer - in this 
case, no (I didn't find the Compaq disk.  I didn't know it was lost.)  If 
you're not prepared to put a bit of effort in, you get no effort out.

Alas, since they're not on the list they won't hear my sage musings.  I get 
to bore the rest of you with them instead :-(

Have fun,


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