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Re: FW: Pharmacy spam on Aroid-L

  • Subject: Re: FW: Pharmacy spam on Aroid-L
  • From: "Harry Witmore" <harrywitmore@witmore.net>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 14:19:24 -0400

Steve, I saw it but can?t tell you when. I just assumed it slipped by you. 

Harry Witmore
Cloud Jungle Epiphytes

-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com]
On Behalf Of Steve Marak
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 1:28 PM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] FW: Pharmacy spam on Aroid-L

Well, that answers a question I had, which was did anyone else see this

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

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

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


On Sun, 9 Mar 2008, Helmut Reisenberger wrote:

> Hi!
> The following message I found in my mailbox!!! Is there anybody 
> misusing the forum, which I always have understood as a perfect source 
> of information about aroids and aroiders. Pls. find attatched the 
> strange email.
> Helmut
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
> > Gesendet: 07.03.08 08:11:11
> > An: <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
> > Betreff: [Aroid-l] Pharmacy Online March 70% OFF
> >  

-- Steve Marak
-- samarak@gizmoworks.com

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10:14 AM

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