- To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: re:obscene message
- From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>
- Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998 07:17:35 -0700 (MST)
My guess is that the obscene message came about as a result of what is a
common prank--signing someone up for large numbers of irrelevant mailing
lists so that their e-mail is swamped. Some "pranksters" do this for
people they don't even know, but for whom they have obtained an e-mail
address and password.
The victim then has to unsubscribe from all the lists, but usually doesn't
know how. With as many as 50 posts a day, iris-l could be one of the most
irritating lists to get on--if you don't like irises.
Department of Biology
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943