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Is massive spam coming from me on python lists?

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I've recently gotten more than too many spam messages and all say
Sender: py**********************************@python.org. I'm wondering
if my mail list registration is now being used to spam myself and
others. If so, sorry, but I'm not the one sending messages if other are
getting them even though Sender seems to include my address (I'm not
sure about mail headers so I don't know how From: is different than
Sender:) Anyway, it seems to be a bunch of spam emails about cracks and
stuff.

Brian Vanderburg II
Jun 27 '08 #1
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In article <ma**************************************@python.o rg>,
Brian Vanderburg II <Br**************@aim.comwrote:
I've recently gotten more than too many spam messages and all say
Sender: py**********************************@python.org. I'm wondering
if my mail list registration is now being used to spam myself and
others. If so, sorry, but I'm not the one sending messages if other are
getting them even though Sender seems to include my address (I'm not
sure about mail headers so I don't know how From: is different than
Sender:) Anyway, it seems to be a bunch of spam emails about cracks and
stuff.

Brian Vanderburg II

Nah, if anyone owes anybody an apology, then whatever mail server admins
decided that it would be a good idea to accept SMTP messages before
actually determining that the RCPT TO address is, in fact, deliverable,
thereby creating a deluge of backscatter and filling up your inbox,
should be groveling on their knees and begging *you* for forgiveness. ;)

(I haven't seen any such spam messages myself; but the way I'm set up, I
wouldn't receive them even if that is the case.)

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Mark Shroyer, http://markshroyer.com/contact/
I have joined others in blocking Google Groups due to excessive
spam. If you want more people to see your posts, you should use
another means of posting to Usenet. http://improve-usenet.org/
Jun 27 '08 #2

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On Mon, 21 Apr 2008 16:01:42 +1000, Brian Vanderburg II
<Br**************@aim.comwrote:
I've recently gotten more than too many spam messages and all say
Sender: py**********************************@python.org. I'm wondering
if my mail list registration is now being used to spam myself and
others. If so, sorry, but I'm not the one sending messages if other are
getting them even though Sender seems to include my address (I'm not
sure about mail headers so I don't know how From: is different than
Sender:) Anyway, it seems to be a bunch of spam emails about cracks and
stuff.

Brian Vanderburg II
No worries. People should (I hope) just ignore the sender address when
they receive spam.

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Kam-Hung Soh <a href="http://kamhungsoh.com/blog">Software Salariman</a>
Jun 27 '08 #3

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