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Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, December 16, 2007
14 years ago3,507 views

i just saw a mail account on a mailing list as xyz[put at-character here]pork.gmail.com

Any guess what is all about

DPic [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

just a fake address?

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Spam is spiced ham, which is of course a pork product...

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

but how come can anyone have a fake address added on a mailing list where you need to activate your membership by accepting the link in email??

How can someone send mail using a fake address to mailing list which does not accept non-members mails??

Its not only the reply-to address but the same is everywhere in the headers...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Oh i see what you're saying...

now i'm really not sure what it could be

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

http://209.85.129.104/search?q=cache:kyatqkTT00wJ:permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.bugtraq/34268+pork.gmail.com&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=10&client=firefox-a&strip=1
http://209.85.129.104/search?q=cache:_ydh2qlPSC8J:permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.bugtraq/34269+pork.gmail.com&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=11&client=firefox-a&strip=1
http://milw0rm.com/author/677
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/engine?user=7684;list=bugtraq

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Maybe Google hands this out as working but ignored email address to catch spam, e.g. to post in public groups, as Ionut shows?

Oren Goldschmidt [PersonRank 3]

14 years ago #

I agree with ionut and philipp, proactive spam baiting.

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