[clug] Spammers on CLUG

Darren Freeman daz111 at rsphy1.anu.edu.au
Mon Jul 18 23:19:57 GMT 2005

On Thu, 2005-07-14 at 11:26, Crosskey, Jason (DPS) wrote:
> Is CLUG being spammed. I am also being spammed directly since just
> yesterday, with similar content to that going to clug. This makes me
> think that some spammer has obtained addresses from CLUG somehow. I know
> this will upset people, but are our email address details safe with
> clug????

This isn't as sinister as you make it sound.

By posting to a public list, you are making your email address known to
the world.

Any spammer's harvesting bot will find the mailing list archive website
and harvest all the addresses from it.

Have fun,

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