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  Pharmacy spam on Aroid-L
From: samarak at gizmoworks.com (Steve Marak) on 2008.03.09 at 10:28:03(17136)
Well, that answers a question I had, which was did anyone else see this
post?

I was extremely surprised, about 1:10 am local time last Friday morning,
to see in my inbox what appeared to be a post from Aroid-L. I was
surprised both because I had not approved any posts at that time (and no
posts should go out without approval), and also because it was clearly
spam, and also because I didn't even see it in the queue awaiting
approval.

I immediately fired off a note to another local member of the list who is
a night owl, asking if he'd seen the note, while I dug through the e-mail
headers.

The other member didn't see the spam post. That left me wondering who had
seen it, but I hated to ask and generate a lot of traffic if it turned it
the answer was only me.

In the meantime, of course, I've been digging through both the spam e-mail
and the listserver settings and options, trying to figure out how this got
through. I have a theory, which would mean a lot of lists besides Aroid-L
were vulnerable and that it was beyond our control, but I haven't tested
it yet. (It requires some setup. You will probably see us try it later
this week.)

In the meantime, I apologize for the intrusion on our otherwise peaceful
list.

Steve

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From: harrywitmore at witmore.net (Harry Witmore) on 2008.03.09 at 11:19:24(17139)
Steve, I saw it but can?t tell you when. I just assumed it slipped by you.

Harry Witmore

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