Mon, 03 Mar 2003

Spammers are fast SOBs

I posted that Jabber entry Saturday night at about 11:30PM. I included my JID, marmoset@jabber.freeke.org, in the message, and I know for certain that was the first time that address ever appeared in any searchable form on the Intarweb. It's not an email address, it just looks like one. At 2:09 PM today, about 38 hours later, I got a 419 scam email (you know, "I urgently need help moving 5 million dollars out of the country, blah blah blah...") aimed at that address, but bounced to my postmaster box because it didn't resolve. I imagine the spammers' address harvesters are keying on the weblogs.com and/or blo.gs update lists. Evil.

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