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Re: Spam which is designed to crash POP and many mail readers...
On Sat, Feb 21, 1998 at 04:58:23PM -0500, Barry Shein wrote: > [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. The stuff that fries me is the stuff that uses HTML inlines to crash the mail readers of people who are dumb enough to use mail readers that _interpret_ HTML in mail bodies automatically... which We All Know Mail Readers Shouldn't Do. Cheers, -- jra -- Jay R. Ashworth [email protected] Member of the Technical Staff Unsolicited Commercial Emailers Sued The Suncoast Freenet "Two words: Darth Doogie." -- Jason Colby, Tampa Bay, Florida on alt.fan.heinlein +1 813 790 7592 Managing Editor, Top Of The Key sports e-zine ------------ http://www.totk.com