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Spam which is designed to crash POP and many mail readers...

  • From: Barry Shein
  • Date: Sat Feb 21 17:21:38 1998

[More proof that these "spammers" aren't selling anything, they're
just garden-variety petit criminals trying to disrupt the internet...]

Anyhow, has anyone else seen this recent spate of spam which is
basically designed to crash POP and Netscape and other programs in the
past few days?

It's not you, they've found "from" addresses which cause problems, the
usual first symptom is a bunch of people complaining about "stuck" POP
locks or problems with Netscape, elm and other mail readers.

[Oh yeah I'm suuuurrrre these are just "honest" business people, who
just don't want anyone to be able to read their ads...]

BTW, they really do look mostly like legitimate ads, albeit for your
typically questionable products (stop smoking herbs or something like

These so-called spammers are laughing their asses off at us.

        -Barry Shein

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