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Re: [vox] Spam from vox


just to be safe, please don't report this spam to *anybody*.

in particular, spamcop has updated their header heuristics in the past
few months and are *MUCH* better about detecting valid list traffic, but
they're still not perfect.

i've already blocked the network where the spam originated.  they can no
longer send email to lugod.org.

sorry folks, the fault was mine.  i was on autopilot and totally blew
it.  i must have approved the spam without thinking.  first time spam
reached the list in 4 years of vox traffic.   sorry!


ps- karsten has an excellent piece on the nigerian scam.  you can prolly
   google for it.  actually, that's how i first came to know him.  i
   believe he wrote it before the scam became so widespread.

begin Matthew Johnson <matthew@psychohorse.com> 
> On Sat, 2003-01-18 at 09:15, Rod Roark wrote:
> > Looks like a piece of classic Nigerian spam entitled
> > "[vox] will" from a non-subscriber was accidentally approved
> > for posting to this list.  It's best if you don't report
> > such messages to Spamcop or other such places, as doing so
> > will make it look like the list's mail server is at fault.
> Remember seeing a place to send these messages, but cannot remember
> where exactly. I know it was a US agency as they have arrested people
> doing this scam.
> Matt

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you,
then you win. -- Gandhi, being prophetic about Linux.

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