freebsd-questions generated spams!

Jeffry Killen jekillen at
Sun Jun 14 23:34:19 UTC 2015

On Jun 14, 2015, at 2:56 PM, Chris Stankevitz wrote:

> 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?!
> Yass,
> 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.

To add a bit to this discussion:

Could also a relay proxy mail server that is been monitored
for trafic to this list and generating auto responses.

I put some html in a publicly available site with a textarea element
that was not screened. When I contacted the site to look at it myself
There was the spinning ball (Mac OSX0) for a second or so. Then
a bunch of oriental text appeared in the field.

I did not do anything to cause that as the site administrator. So my
suspicion is that a proxy was injecting text into the html in transit
over the network. I also have had e-mails intercepted and responded
to by agencies other than the intended recipient.


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