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Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

Insane since: Feb 2003

IP logged posted posted 09-13-2003 06:25 Edit Quote

I only use one at this site, and I can't even find any postings I've made here. (To tell you the truth, I can't even remember why I registered. Did this site happen to have a thread from a mechanic who abused a customer's muscle car and bragged about it? That's the closest thing to a recollection I can pull out of my brain.) So how would this spammer have harvested my e-mail?

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Subject: Dear Portal Administration
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Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 06:08:11 +0400
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Yours sincerely,

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: Jul 2003

IP logged posted posted 09-13-2003 06:43 Edit Quote

Click on the little profile button at the top of your post. See?

Personally, I've never been spammed from here, but has anyone thought of encoding the @ symbol as [ampersand]#64;? It's not much, but it'll throw off the dumbest harvesters

[This message has been edited by ozphactor (edited 09-13-2003).]

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