David Boles dgboles at
Thu Jun 21 19:28:11 UTC 2007

on 6/21/2007 10:07 AM, maillist at wrote:
> I did not realise until I checked one of my spam filters today how much 
> spam I was receiving because I have posted on this list.  Someone on the 
> list seems to feel it is a demonstration of their IT skill to be able to 
> harvest email addresses on a mail list.
> The only way to deal with these internet terrorists is to "let" them 
> win  by no longer using email lists.  Must be a great satisfaction to 
> them to be able able to stop the free exchange of advice, information  
> and ideas.
> Un-subscribing from this may not be  much of  a loss to to the list but, 
> when some person decides to use the list to troll for email addresses to 
> spam the simplest thing to do is just stop using the email address I use 
> for the list.
> Spammers misuse of internet features such as mail lists are effectively 
> killing other users enjoyment and use of  the net.

If someone already has your email address, however they got it,
unsubscribing from this list will not stop your spam. I am subscribed to
many of Fedora's lists and I get almost no spam, maybe two a week, so I
would think that this list is not the cause of your spam problem.



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