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  • CatVet-owner@yahoogroups.com
    For some reason, there have been a *lot* of SPAM messages coming through the list. A couple have made it to the list, the rest are coming from accounts that
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 1, 2011
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      For some reason, there have been a *lot* of SPAM messages coming
      through the list. A couple have made it to the list, the rest
      are coming from accounts that are on moderation.

      I don't know if these accounts are hacked, or if they've just
      been harvested by someone - most seem to be from long-time
      members who have not posted for a while.

      Please, folks - change your passwords, check your yahoo settings,
      etc.

      And if any others do make it to the list - DO NOT click on any
      links, and do not respond - I'll put the account on moderation
      as soon as I see it.

      Mod Diana
    • hdarmas@yahoo.com
      I haven t received spam here (at least lately); so, it might be someone faking the origin address and sending spam; if that s so, any returned message (for any
      Message 2 of 6 , Jul 1, 2011
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        I haven't received spam here (at least lately); so, it might be someone faking the origin address and sending spam; if that's so, any returned message (for any reason) will reach the group.
        This happened to me some years ago when somebody cloned my address; I realized it when some weird messages supossedly sent by myself started to 'bounce back' to my account.

        Best wishes.
        Sent from my BlackBerry� smartphone

        -----Original Message-----
        From: CatVet-owner@yahoogroups.com
        Sender: CatVet@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2011 14:12:02
        To: <CatVet@yahoogroups.com>
        Reply-To: CatVet@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [CatVet] Spam posts

        For some reason, there have been a *lot* of SPAM messages coming
        through the list. A couple have made it to the list, the rest
        are coming from accounts that are on moderation.

        I don't know if these accounts are hacked, or if they've just
        been harvested by someone - most seem to be from long-time
        members who have not posted for a while.

        Please, folks - change your passwords, check your yahoo settings,
        etc.

        And if any others do make it to the list - DO NOT click on any
        links, and do not respond - I'll put the account on moderation
        as soon as I see it.

        Mod Diana




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      • CatWoman
        ... No - it s all coming from moderated addresses. Since this is an open group, anyone could harvest email addresses and send things in as someone else. I
        Message 3 of 6 , Jul 2, 2011
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          On 7/1/2011 1:13 PM, hdarmas@... wrote:
          > I haven't received spam here (at least lately); so, it might be someone faking the origin address and sending spam; if that's so, any returned message (for any reason) will reach the group.

          No - it's all "coming from" moderated addresses. Since this
          is an open group, anyone could harvest email addresses and
          send things in as someone else. I even have my own address
          moderated just for that reason (and so I can make sure I
          really want to send - if a cat steps on a send when I'm still
          editing, for example!).

          If something does get through from an un-moderated member
          address, I'll put them on moderation - and send them a
          note.

          It seems that the folks who post are not having issues, though,
          which makes me think it's abandoned addresses, and getting
          hacked.

          Either way - just don't click on any links that come through
          the list unless you have scanned the link with something like
          Dr. Web...

          dg
        • hdarmas@yahoo.com
          Ok. Thanks. Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone ... From: CatWoman Sender: CatVet@yahoogroups.com Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2011 07:30:09 To:
          Message 4 of 6 , Jul 2, 2011
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            Ok. Thanks.
            Sent from my BlackBerry� smartphone

            -----Original Message-----
            From: CatWoman <diana@...>
            Sender: CatVet@yahoogroups.com
            Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2011 07:30:09
            To: <CatVet@yahoogroups.com>
            Reply-To: CatVet@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: Re: [CatVet] Spam posts

            On 7/1/2011 1:13 PM, hdarmas@... wrote:
            > I haven't received spam here (at least lately); so, it might be someone faking the origin address and sending spam; if that's so, any returned message (for any reason) will reach the group.

            No - it's all "coming from" moderated addresses. Since this
            is an open group, anyone could harvest email addresses and
            send things in as someone else. I even have my own address
            moderated just for that reason (and so I can make sure I
            really want to send - if a cat steps on a send when I'm still
            editing, for example!).

            If something does get through from an un-moderated member
            address, I'll put them on moderation - and send them a
            note.

            It seems that the folks who post are not having issues, though,
            which makes me think it's abandoned addresses, and getting
            hacked.

            Either way - just don't click on any links that come through
            the list unless you have scanned the link with something like
            Dr. Web...

            dg



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          • Loy Duncan
            When I had AOL about a month ago, someone hacked my email and started sending Viagra advertisements to everyone on my email list and they used my address. I
            Message 5 of 6 , Jul 2, 2011
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              When I had AOL about a month ago, someone hacked my email and started sending Viagra advertisements to everyone on my email list and they used my address. I had a group of nuns on my mailing list. You can imagine how embarrassing that was. I complained to AOL and they did nothing about it, so I dropped AOL. I am a for real member. I mostly read my CatVet mail and rarely post. I do have a question though. I just had an outdoors cat spayed. Her stitches were removed yesterday (one week post op). I forgot to ask the vet; does anyone know when I can release her back outside? She is going crazy in the house. Thank you.




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            • CatWoman
              ... I try to make very sure that the person is real before allowing them on the list!! I can imagine how embarrassing that was - but you aren t alone - and I
              Message 6 of 6 , Jul 2, 2011
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                On 7/2/2011 6:04 PM, Loy Duncan wrote:
                > When I had AOL about a month ago, someone hacked my email and started sending Viagra advertisements to everyone on my email list and they used my address. I had a group of nuns on my mailing list. You can imagine how embarrassing that was. I complained to AOL and they did nothing about it, so I dropped AOL. I am a for real member. I mostly read my CatVet mail and rarely post. I do have a question though. I just had an outdoors cat spayed. Her stitches were removed yesterday (one week post op). I forgot to ask the vet; does anyone know when I can release her back outside? She is going crazy in the house. Thank you.

                I try to make very sure that the person is real before
                allowing them on the list!!

                I can imagine how embarrassing that was - but you aren't
                alone - and I suspect the nuns have spam filtering!

                As for the girl - I would keep her in at *least* another
                2 weeks, if not more. Remember - it's an open wound, and
                no matter how well she's recovering, she is not operating
                at full capacity. If she's going to be in a protected
                environment, that's one thing - but a back yard where dogs
                or raccoons could get to her, keep her inside as long as
                you possibly can.

                The mother of the cat I just lost 2 weeks ago was spayed
                shortly after Underfoot was born, so probably early November
                of 93. Jan didn't listen to me - and Underfoot senior was
                killed by dogs or raccoons because she could not get away
                or fight back.

                dg
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