| We had an opt-in list spammed over the weekend someone
| subscribed to (and confirmed subscription to) one of our lists and then
| posted an ad for an adult site, using a hotmail address which they then
| abandoned (it started bouncing shortly thereafter).
Can a user close a Hotmail address? I was under the impression that the only
way was to decline to log into it for long enough that MS cancels it on you.
It is possible that the perpetrator deliberately loaded its to quota so that
any incoming mail would be bounced for going over quota; Chuq didn't say what
reason the bounces gave.
| ... we've seen someone willing to go through the confirmations to get
| the spam in.
Have we seen anyone willing to participate in on-topic discussion before
getting the spam in? Maybe moderating new users is still effective.