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TECH: Re: Your message to CONLANG-Request@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU

From:Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>
Date:Saturday, August 21, 2004, 13:02

On Friday 20 August 2004 22:35, Roger Mills wrote:

 > Oho-- so you got one too. (Same time, same date.)  I
 > forwarded mine to John Cowan, who seems to know about
 > such things.
 > Needless to say, I hadn't sent a msg. to
 > "Conlang-Request"

     I think it has something to do with the "Rejected
Posting to CONLANG" -- obviously a spammer/bot tried to
spam the list, got a message that he cannot write here
because he is no member and his message was bounced back
(like I sometimes get spam from my email address to my
email address for some reason). Because the spammer (or
rather the spambot) got a list of all the email adresses
listserv uses, he/it also sent a message to, where he/it automatically got
a message about how to use listserv -- The spam mail did
not include a valid command. And again, the message bounced

     I guess because spambots also take this list as a
ressource for email adresses, I still get a little spam at
the address I used at the beginning, This address is nowhere visible
but here, and at other places I use it they said your data
*would be* safe when registering. What I *really* wonder
about is why I still get spam addressed to
although this address does not exist anymore. It's only one
or two messages a day, but nevertheless, they're delivered
although they should not be. Maybe I should change the
number of the POP3 mailbox, because and were in the same group. So is

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