Yahoo and their mail filters..
a.harrowell at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 11:05:26 CST 2009
On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 5:28 PM, John R. Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
> This also pre-dates organized crime becoming heavily involved, and
>> pre-dates the obsession with browser exploits. Back then a lot of spam was
>> sent by semi-legitimate marketers from the US. These days all the bad guys
>> are out to get you to click on a single link.
> Right. Back in the 90s spammers were trying to build their lists, and used
> fake opt outs to do so. These days through a combination of web scraping
> and dictionary attacks, they have more addresses than they know what to do
> My advice to people these days is to unsub if a message is from someone
> you've corresponded with before, or if it looks like someone who is legit
> but clueless. Then hit the spam button.
Of course, the browsploit issue means that clicking on ANY links in dubious
e-mail is highly unwise.
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