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[_] Spam

Jim Fanning jim at
Fri Apr 12 10:48:44 BST 2002


the Spammers found me a few months ago.
mostly "adult" stuff.

took them 8 years to find me though.


At 10:14 12/04/2002 +0100, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>I don't know about anyone else, but I've been getting a lot more spam 
>recently, addressed directly to me so my junk mail filter doesn't catch it.
>Coupled with the recent increase in spam on Underscore, and the fact that 
>all this recent spam appears pretty much the same time as the spams on 
>Underscore, I believe spammers' spiders might have found of the Underscore 
>Has anyone else noticed this increase?   I'm _not_ talking about the spams 
>sent to Underscore, but about the spams sent directly to you.
>1.  Please can you lock the Underscore archive with some sort of password 
>protect (a single public password posted to the list would be enough to 
>stop spiders) asap?
>2.  If not, please can you shut down the archive temporarily till we sort 
>this out.
>3.  Failing that, please can you remove my address from the archive.
>The longer our email addresses are accessible, the more chance there is 
>our addresses will appear on some idioty spam CD-ROM.
>Please note, the suggestion by others that we lock down Underscore to 
>subscriber posting only would not have helped this matter in the slightest!
>PS. Happy Friday Fun, everyone!
>Tom Gidden
>Litebase Solutions Ltd.
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