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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: [all] Craig Mcc turned spammer? :-)
Date Tue, 13 Apr 2004 12:24:29 GMT

Spammers have been mining the lists for a while now.  I've gotten emails
both directly and to the list from many addresses, including
Craig's.  As a moderator for some lists, I'm not sure what I can do
about it.

Yoav Shapira
Millennium Research Informatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Simon Kitching []
>Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 2:55 AM
>To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
>Subject: Re: [all] Craig Mcc turned spammer? :-)
>On Tue, 2004-04-13 at 18:21, Craig McClanahan wrote:
>> Simon Kitching wrote:
>> >On Tue, 2004-04-13 at 18:01, wrote:
>> >>Please have a look at the attached file.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> I would be glad to if I'd actually sent it :-).  Of course, it was
>> forged ...
>Yeah, but it raises some interesting questions.
>Was this sent to me directly, or did it go to the list?
>If it went to the list, was it an accident that an address which was
>already subscribed to the list was used, or are spammers/viruses now
>deliberately doing that in order to avoid the "subscribers only" nature
>of this list? If the latter, then we could be in trouble. I don't think
>this is the case, though, as the email did not have the mime headers
>such as "List-Id" which would have been done automatically by the list
>But if it went to me directly, then the odds of a randomly-chosen email
>address being Craig's one is pretty small, so presumably some app has
>tracked the email addresses of people who send emails to me, and is
>deliberately choosing a "familiar" sending address when sending me the
>virus. This isn't a pleasant prospect either. Or is this something that
>has been going on for a while that I just haven't noticed?
>I'm not in favour of the death penalty, but I could be persuaded to
>an exception here......
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