On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Chip Old wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Ron Johnson wrote:
> > Personally, my best guess is that someone, somehow, parsed out the email
> > addresses of everyone who posted to the list for some given period.
> > All they (the spammer) would have had to do is join the list, and grab
> > some of the archives -- or, join the list and wait a while, parsing the
> > addresses of everyone that posts.
> Yes they could have done it that weay, but what an unnecessary waste of
> time and effort. All they had to do was send "who majordomo-users" to
> email@example.com. A few minutes later they would have the
> address of everyone on the majordomo-users list.
Unfortunately, it is true that you can just send "who majordomo-users" and
get a list. That is not what happened here, though, because I got two
copies of the spam (at two addresses). One of those addresses is not
currently subscribed to the list.