freebsd-questions generated spams!

Chris Stankevitz chrisstankevitz at
Sun Jun 14 21:56:17 UTC 2015

On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 10:04 AM, Yass Amed <zagazaw2004 at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I replied to a topic on this mailing list and immediately started getting
> Chinese spam emails. Is there a breach in the server? Does the server
> (un)intentionally forward mail? I'm puzzled?!


I get the same thing.  Presumably since (1) the list is visible to
anyone and (2) your email address is posted to the list, then (3) any
enterprising person could harvest the email addresses of contributors
and send them spam.  A breach of the server is not needed to
accomplish this.


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