Spam to this list

Steve Bonds knnf6cy7w001 at
Fri Mar 25 20:01:49 GMT 2005

On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 20:42:19 +0100 (CET), Dag Wieers
|Rsync List| <...> wrote:

> I'm not sure what the policy of this list is and I bet everyone has a spam
> filter, so nobody might have noticed, but we got spammed.
> Can anyone send mail to the list or do you have to subscribe first ?

Anyone can send mail, including phishers. I think we all got this one
an hour ago or so:

 We regret to inform you that your eBay account could be suspended if
you don't re-update your account information. To resolve this problems
please  click here and re-enter your account information. If your
problems could not be resolved your account will be suspended for a
period of 3-4 days, after this period your account will be terminated.

This nicely done phish uses to collect your Ebay
login information.

The rsync list is one of my higher sources of spam, but I also
understand the reasoning behind keeping the list open.  The list
managers have installed filters, but they can only do so much.

For a complete history of spam discussions here, try this Google search:

  -- Steve

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