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Re: [LUG] Rubbish emails


On 28/11/13 13:49, Gordon Henderson wrote:
On Thu, 28 Nov 2013, Julian Hall wrote:

Interestingly I just noticed today that one of the many identical DHL scam mails I've received was sent to this email address, which is only used for, predictably, Linux related emails; DC LUG, South Wales LUG (pretty much dead for the last few years), Sourceforge - very rare, and the occasional Linux-Questions bulletin. Has anyone else received them on accounts they only use for a specific purpose?

They are commonly harvested from the address books of people who run windows and let their windows machines be infected with trojans, etc.

Then there is the "human" harvesters - people who are paid to find and subscribe to mailing lists to harvest the email address of people who post to the lists.

You can't escape this harvesting...

And for those who run mail servers, have a look at this:



I guessed it was some form of harvesting. The one that puzzled me was a few years ago when my Dad's account once had spam. He never actually used it, the only reason it existed was because I registered an ISP account for him to display his art work on his webspace - non commercial so the email account was never on it.


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