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Re: Spam fighting test for new subscribers

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  • coxsoft_art
    Hi, Bill Those pesky spammers get everywhere. I recently accepted a new member into my Yahoo art group and 5 adverts for something-or-other were promptly
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 22, 2009
      Hi, Bill

      Those pesky spammers get everywhere. I recently accepted a new member into my Yahoo art group and 5 adverts for something-or-other were promptly posted as messages to the group! I've deleted "her".

      --- In syndic8@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Kearney" <wkearney@...> wrote:
      >
      > We've had a spate of spamming attempts lately.
      >
      > Thus I've instituted manual approval to join the list instead of it
      > just being open.
      >
      > The system automatically joins a user to the list when they create an
      > account on syndic8. We get e-mail notifications of these. We also
      > get e-mail notices when those accounts actually subscribe.
      >
      > What comes as a surprise is how many requests to join the list are
      > coming a) without an s8 account being created and b) without any
      > resemblence of a sensible subscriber request. It's clear the spammers
      > are running automated scripts just signing up to lists without human
      > intervention.
      >
      > Hopefully this will cut down a bit on the spammers trying to harvest
      > addresses from our list.
      >
      > Anyway, regular subscribers should really see no difference.
      >
      > Thank you,
      >
      > --Bill Kearney
      > Syndic8.com
      >
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