Yahoo! Groups: Welcome to WebSurfing. Visit today!
m1dlguk at gmail.com
Sat Jul 21 18:35:31 EDT 2012
The problem with Yahoogroups is someone can spoof a from address and
use that to sign up to a Yahoogroup. If they spoof the email address
for a infradead group or some other mailing list and sign it up,
anyone can click the link to agree to the sign-up and unsubscribing
can only bee done by one person....if your lucky. The problem is the
proper group/messaging board will often be inundated with spam that
otherwise would have been sent to the Yahoogroup.
It's been a problem for some time and it looks like no-one has fixed
it. From the Spammers point of view all they have done is generate a
single place to send messages to that will be received by everyone on
On 21 July 2012 21:40, Christopher Woods (CM)
<christopher at custommade.org.uk> wrote:
> This keeps on bloody happening. If it's not PayPal spam it's the whole
> list being signed up to Yahoogroups, what's going on?! List admin, what's
> the craic? ;-)
> On 21/07/2012 21:06, Derek J. Balling wrote:
>> This seems to me like a big mistake, no? Like we've just signed up the
>> mailing list to be a member of some spamming list?
>> On Jul 21, 2012, at 10:48 PM, WebSurfing Moderator wrote:
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