(IAAC) Please be aware of the following SPAM problem!
If you receive ANY message which appears to be from 'meteorobs' or
'netastrocatalog', and which contains an attachment, DO NOT OPEN the
attachment: For one thing, attachments are discouraged on our lists,
due to size and format constraints. For another, it may be SPAM...
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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 18:27:40 +0000
From: Steve Harrison <email@example.com>
Hi, List Elves:
It appears as if that spammer who passes on the worm virus that I mentioned
yesterday is now picking up MeteorOb postings. I just received the
following. Can't remember whether "Dave Andrews" is a MeteorObs subscriber
or not but he must be. And I can't see how anyone would have picked up my
own address from MeteorObs recently since I haven't posted anything on
MeteorObs for a week or more. The subject line sounds suspicious: when were
the Aries-Triangulids around?? The spammer almost HAS to be poring through
archives, I think.
There's a chance that this message is NOT that wormy-thing, and I'll go
download the whole thing so I can tell. I set my download size to 10 kB and
that's apparently preventing the html from getting through. But the size of
98 KB looks suspicious.
Further, I *don't know* this Dave Andrews, nor have any idea why he'd sent
me an attachment. That's why I'm positive this is that wormy-thing.
I dunno what instructions Lew may have left with you Elves if this happened.
Received: from mail.os.com [188.8.131.52] by titan.os.com
(SMTPD32-5.05) id A19765BC00CC; Tue, 21 Dec 1999 13:06:15 -0500
From: Dave Andrews <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: (meteorobs) Re: Aries-Triangulids
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 13:06:44 -0500
<x-html><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
WARNING: The remainder of this message has not been transferred.
The estimated size of this message is 98071 bytes.
Click on the server retrieve icon above and check mail again to get the
whole thing. If the server retrieve icon is not showing, then this message
is no longer on the server.
End of the post I received.
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