[Samba] Re: [OT]SPAM

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Wed Oct 15 13:10:59 GMT 2003

On 15 Oct 2003, David Brodbeck <DavidB at mail.interclean.com> wrote:

> I've also seen bursts of virus traffic for no apparent reason.  It could be
> a coincidence.  Correlation != causation.
> There's also always the question of what your ISP is doing.  My
> ameritech.net account gets vast quantities of spam, and started getting it
> before I even used it!  I can only assume Ameritech is selling their email
> list.

Some spammer might have guessed "david" + "b" from a dictionary
attack.  (Assuming that's your account name, I don't know.)  Or maybe
Ameritech are selling their list.  As you say, it is hard to determine
exact causes when you're looking at the actions of unknown malicious


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