SPAM from NetScape and AOL

Tim Salo salo at
Tue Dec 22 15:15:06 UTC 1998

> Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 00:23:42 -0700
> To: nanog at
> From: "John M. Brown" <jmbrown at>
> Subject: SPAM from NetScape and AOL
> 	[...]
> Looks like NetCenter just got a mailing list from AOL and there
> AOL Chat app.
> Thanks AOL for violating my privacy request,
> Thanks NetScape for sending me SPAM.
> 	[...]

I don't know how things really work under the covers, but your screen name
is visible to anyone in the AOL chat room as soon as you enter the room.
Do you have some evidence that it was AOL, and not merely some AOL user,
(or user's bot) that collected your AOL screen name?


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