[tex-live] off topic: about annoying spam

Alan T Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Sun Jun 29 18:19:48 CEST 2003

I would say that someone you know, or someone who has your email 
address, has a virus and has spoofed your email address. I read 
recently that a virus (can't remember its name, there are so many) uses 
Outlook to send spam messages around to other recipients in that 
address book.

This has happened to me before on three occasions. I too do not use 
Windows for email, and have never used Outlook or Outlook Express.

I looked at the header, traced the origin to a known IP address and 
advised the sys admin of system abuse. They soon stopped.


On Sunday, June 29, 2003, at 04:00  PM, Staszek Wawrykiewicz wrote:

> Dear folks,
> I'm bombarded by a spam from known addressees, like Art Ogawa,
> Graham Williams, etc., as well as receiving so many mail delivery
> rejections that I'm sending something wrong from OutlookExpress
> (I've never used such bete! Moreover I do not use windows for sending
> or receiving mails at all!). Is that only my case?
> -- 
> Staszek Wawrykiewicz
> StaW at gust.org.pl
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Alan T Litchfield
Lecturer, module coordinator
School of Computer and Information Sciences
Auckland University of Technology
New Zealand

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