Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Wed May 5 12:31:30 CEST 2004

Bob Bowers wrote on Wed, 05 May 2004 01:28:59 -0700:

> In my community last week, someone gained access to a mail list with 
> hundreds of subscribers by mimicking an email address authorized to post to 
> the list (moderation bit set OFF). In such a case, moderator approval was 
> not required.

You want to say that someone forged a member email address and posted to the 
list and it got distributed to the list? There's no "mimicking". You simply 
subscribe to the list and collect addresses. Or the virus just grabs from what 
is on the PC and sends to the list with a member's address found in the same 
mail. Viruses often grab sender and recipient of an email and send two 
"cross-over" mails to both of them. That happens to all open mailing lists. 
You can avoid it by virus scanning the list or stripping all (executable) 



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