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Re: Metalink spam

From: Jim Smith <>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 09:01:06 +0000
Message-ID: <1xVUQAiSJvxFFwz$>

In message <>, joel garry <> writes
>On Jan 31, 1:43 pm, Jim Smith <> wrote:
>> In message <>, DA Morgan
>> <> writes>Jim Smith wrote:
>> >> I recently received some recruitment spam from a company called Venus
>> >>IT, using an email address which only exists as my metalink login.
>> >> Has anyone else received anything like this?
>> >> The availability of my metalink login to a third party has
>> >>disturbing implications.
>> >Never.
>> >But what you just wrong seems self-contradictory.
>> WTF?
>> >If you received email with that name ... then it seems you also have
>> >an email account so it has not "only" been used on metalink. Perhaps
>> >I am misunderstanding.
>> A metalink login must be an email address, but I have never sent any
>> mail using that address. I usually use different addresses for
>> registrations so I can try to trace where spammers get their info. It
>> also reduces the impact if I have to change an address because of spam.
>> >If you can confirm that it was obtained from metalink I would definitely
>> >bring it to Oracle's attention. If you need a name at Oracle contact me
>> >off-line.
>> I've raised it with metalink feedback, but I don't expect much response.
>> --
>> Jim Smith
>> Ponder Stibbons Limited <>
>> RSS <>
>I also have a metalink-specific email address that has been spammed by
>this Venus.
>It includes the obviously fake old "Disclaimer: Under Bills.1618 Title
>III passed by the 105th U.S. Congress this mail cannot be considered
>Spam as long as we include contact information and a method to be
>removed from our mailing list. To be removed from our mailing list
>please reply to the sender with the word "REMOVE" in your subject
>line. Include complete address and/or domain/aliases to be removed."
>Unfortunately, I've made a couple of posts on the metalink forums.

That's probably it for me to.

I'll add that info to my SR on this.

Jim Smith
Ponder Stibbons Limited <>
RSS <>
Received on Mon Feb 05 2007 - 03:01:06 CST

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