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Carnations
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      11-24-2009
On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 02:24:18 -0800, Nathan Mercer wrote:

>> >>And besides, in any case I don't use Microsoft software.

>>
>> > what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

>>
>> Nothing, but everything to do with the harvesting of email addresses.

>
> and running non Microsoft software helps me in this situation how?


By your computer not being compromised in the first place. Microsoft software is buggy with plenty of
security holes - including those that have been brought to Microsoft's attention with nothing done about
them!

If you use Microsoft software you must use third party security software due to the fundamental inability
of Microsoft to ensure its software is not susceptible to viruses, trojans, worms, and other vectors that
work their way easily into Microsoft software.


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      11-24-2009
Carnations wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 01:34:03 -0800, Nathan Mercer wrote:
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>> On Nov 24, 10:20 pm, Carnations <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>> On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:34:46 -0800, Nathan Mercer wrote:
>>>> anyone else get mulitiple spam emails from BarterZone.co.nz today?
>>> No. I haven't visited that site.

>> Neither had I, but several of my email addresses got spammed from them
>> today. Including an address that has never sent just received. My guess
>> is someone had a bright idea to harvesting NZ email addresses.

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> That strongly suggests that your computer is compromised
>

*******s.
>
> - especially if that mailbox only ever receives email -
>

Nope, wrong so far.
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> that means those whom you have given it to are compromised
>

True. This is the only reason that a 'receive only' mailbox is receiving
spam, unless Nathan really is being watched by the CIA.
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> or your network connection is compromised,
>

More *******s, or at least, highly unlikely unless Nathan has attracted
the attention of the CIA.
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> or your computer is compromised.
>

It shows nothing of the sort.
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> Welcome to Microsoft's idea of paradise!
>

It's a 'feature' of SMTP not the OS.
>
>> Certainly their UCE to me had no unsubscribe function, and they
>> definitely had no express, inferred or deemed consent to email me
>>
>> When I phoned them up the lady that answered wouldn't tell me how they
>> acquired my email address.
>>
>>> And besides, in any case I don't use Microsoft software.

>> what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

>
> Nothing, but everything to do with the harvesting of email addresses.
>

Easy enough to do without wiretapping Nathan's connection.

Cheers,

Cliff

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