Before I get into the subject of this message, I need to revisit the
topic I brought up last week. I'm the guy that complained about
computer science classes being given an assignment in which the
students have to subscribe to and unsubscribe from one (or a few)
particular mailing list(s). In that message I also mentioned that as
a subscriber to the digest version of list-managers, I've received a
few partial headers with no message bodies. Naturally the message
that I sent came back to me in that form, so my only access to public
responses is via the archives. I may take up that discussion again
later in the week after I've perused the responses -- excuse my delay.
But for now... I'd like to know how unique I am in having been hit by
firstname.lastname@example.org with a spam about "Progress Scholarships".
This individual (or group) subscribed to my list, got a copy of the
then current subscribers and unsubscribed within two days. Three days
later I got the spam which was mailed to:
probably just an alias, definitely something that I did not ask to be
a part of. I haven't yet researched it, but based upon their
interactions with my MLM I presume that everybody on my list received
this spam. Naturally the content of the spam is irrelevant to the
discussions the list is supposed to entertain.
In any case, I recommend that you set your MLM's to ignore mail
merc@scooby... (if not the entire machine). And brace yourselves for
a type of spam we've probably all been dreading.
Mickey Rowe (email@example.com)