On Sat, Jul 10, 1999 at 11:25:43AM -0500, Stephanie da Silva wrote:
> I was reading some old threads on the eGroups list-managers archive
> and found an thread from 1996 warning that FindMail was subscribing
> to lists and archiving them without permission. They've been doing
> this a while. But I don't recall seeing any non-eGroups lists like
> this until recently.
They're not merely archiving third-party lists -- they're completely
rebranding them. The list-managers welcome message you received
describes the list as the "list-managers eGroup" and tells you to post
to the list by sending mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org". There is
no indication that eGroups is not really the generous benefactor for
the list-managers mailing list.
It's a nice way to sleaze up to your competition.
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