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i have a secret for you...

Just found this in my inbox from "charles"

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i have a secret for you could you please reach me via my email address : { some spammer @ yahoo }


This message was sent on behalf of { some spammer @ yahoo }, from
"The Joel on Software Forum" in reply to your posting:
http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/?cmd=show&ixpost=80543

Your email address is never revealed to the sender. Please report abuse to customer-service@fogcreek.com.
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Anyone else getting spam hooks sent to them? Anyone actually send them an email?

My advice... don't

Jack of all
Sunday, November 02, 2003

Did you do this:

"Please report abuse to customer-service@fogcreek.com"

Or just post here?

www.MarkTAW.com
Sunday, November 02, 2003

Both ;)

Jack of all
Sunday, November 02, 2003

While technically, this is a SPAM, it's not automated.  The guy had to actually type it in (and if he didn't, our forum software limits how many emails he could send anyway, so at most he could have spammed a few people, and then it will shut him off).

This happens very infrequently, since the spammers realize this board is a bad target.  Of course we can't prevent one individual from emailing you something you didn't want (since that would prevent anyone from this board emailing you).  So unless he has a secret crush on you or something (which maybe he does)... I doubt you'll see another one like this again.

Michael H. Pryor
Sunday, November 02, 2003

I'm confused ... I can't look at this page and find someone's email address. How did they do it?

Zahid
Monday, November 03, 2003

They manually clicked on my name and sent me an email via the JoS mail form, in the hopes that I replied and sent them an email, thereby giving them mine.

Jack of all
Monday, November 03, 2003

I've received also.

is important you don't reply to these spammers and reports to abuse....

Guillermo
Monday, November 03, 2003

I also received the SPAM.

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