[OT] Spam Through Vantage List?

All the Yahoo.com name means is that the Spammer decided to get an address
at yahoo.com to launch his spam from, or maybe he launches from another
address and the yahoo.com name is just the return address.

the fact that you have or don't have a groups membership on yahoo probably
plays a very minor role in whether you get spam from a yahoo.com address.

When I first opened up my account at a local ISP, before I sent any emails
or gave my new e-mail address to anyone, I had 5-15 spam messages from yahoo
and hotmail addresses coming in each day, as well as from other sites.
yahoo seems to be a popular for pretty popular domain for spammers, though.

When I replied to some of the messages to tell them to remove me from their
lists, the spam load increased. After registering my e-mail with my
Microsoft Passport, and my Yahoo identity, my spam load did not increase any
noticeable amount.

Thaddeus

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Polvinale [mailto:garyp@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 10:52 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] [OT] Spam Through Vantage List?


Some Mortgage company - I don't remember - but I was getting a couple every
day. Don't see any today.

Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Boyes [mailto:brianb@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 10:09 AM
To: Vantage List (E-mail)
Subject: [Vantage] [OT] Spam Through Vantage List?


Did anyone else receive SPAM from Bank Home Loans of America? Just asking
because when I examined the header of the message, the only people it was
sent to were the Vantage list subscribers here, and it was relayed from the
Yahoo group server. Plus its one of the very few pieces of spam I have ever
received in my regular mailbox.

Thanks
Brian Boyes,
Systems Administrator,
Precision Resource Canada Ltd.
<http://www.precisionresource.com>
<mailto:brianb@...>



Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must have
already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder and
Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
(3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/





Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must have
already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder and
Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
(3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
Did anyone else receive SPAM from Bank Home Loans of America? Just asking
because when I examined the header of the message, the only people it was
sent to were the Vantage list subscribers here, and it was relayed from the
Yahoo group server. Plus its one of the very few pieces of spam I have ever
received in my regular mailbox.

Thanks
Brian Boyes,
Systems Administrator,
Precision Resource Canada Ltd.
<http://www.precisionresource.com>
<mailto:brianb@...>
I received one from a different spammer ("OTC Opportunity News") addressed
to "jboyle4@...". The only contact I have with Yahoo is through this
list so I am sure it can from here. This is the first spam I have received
in 4 years and I hope it is not the start of something. I can set up a rule
to delete anything addressed to this address but it is still a concern if
Yahoo has begun to distribute our addresses.

Jerry Boyle
Sipco Molding Technologies
Meadville, Pa. 16335-6725
814.724.2243
vantage 5.00.337

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Boyes [mailto:brianb@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 10:09 AM
To: Vantage List (E-mail)
Subject: [Vantage] [OT] Spam Through Vantage List?


Did anyone else receive SPAM from Bank Home Loans of America? Just asking
because when I examined the header of the message, the only people it was
sent to were the Vantage list subscribers here, and it was relayed from the
Yahoo group server. Plus its one of the very few pieces of spam I have ever
received in my regular mailbox.

Thanks
Brian Boyes,
Systems Administrator,
Precision Resource Canada Ltd.
<http://www.precisionresource.com>
<mailto:brianb@...>
I don't think Yahoo would intentionally do this, but as we have discussed in
the past, some of us have received unsolicited mail based on our membership
on the Vantage list.

Now with a Yahoo account, like Hotmail, its only a matter of time before
spammers find you. Most spammers use software to generate a list of all
possible common addresses, and then form their lists based on the ones that
don't get rejected, so I'm not sure that the two events are related. If you
check the mail headers, you'll probably find that the message didn't
actually originate from Yahoo anyway.

Actually, based on the lack of responses, I would assume the spam is nothing
to do with this list. Its probably just coincidence. I just hope this isn't
a sign of things to come.

Brian

> -----Original Message-----
> I received one from a different spammer ("OTC Opportunity
> News") addressed
> to "jboyle4@...". The only contact I have with Yahoo
> is through this
> list so I am sure it can from here. This is the first spam I
> have received
> in 4 years and I hope it is not the start of something. I
> can set up a rule
> to delete anything addressed to this address but it is still
> a concern if
> Yahoo has begun to distribute our addresses..
I got a spam once that had a group of yahoo emails (including my Yahoo email, which I use mainly for the Yahoo list) and all of the emails on the list started with the same three letters. It's almost as if they were computer generated or systematically going through the alphabet. Odd. I think Brian is right, it's not a list that was released necessarily, but there are ways to get our email addresses in other ways.

Not even 1/8 of a cent.

Troy Funte
Liberty Electronics
----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Boyes
To: 'vantage@yahoogroups.com'
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 9:57 AM
Subject: RE: [Vantage] [OT] Spam Through Vantage List?


I don't think Yahoo would intentionally do this, but as we have discussed in
the past, some of us have received unsolicited mail based on our membership
on the Vantage list.

Now with a Yahoo account, like Hotmail, its only a matter of time before
spammers find you. Most spammers use software to generate a list of all
possible common addresses, and then form their lists based on the ones that
don't get rejected, so I'm not sure that the two events are related. If you
check the mail headers, you'll probably find that the message didn't
actually originate from Yahoo anyway.

Actually, based on the lack of responses, I would assume the spam is nothing
to do with this list. Its probably just coincidence. I just hope this isn't
a sign of things to come.

Brian

> -----Original Message-----
> I received one from a different spammer ("OTC Opportunity
> News") addressed
> to "jboyle4@...". The only contact I have with Yahoo
> is through this
> list so I am sure it can from here. This is the first spam I
> have received
> in 4 years and I hope it is not the start of something. I
> can set up a rule
> to delete anything addressed to this address but it is still
> a concern if
> Yahoo has begun to distribute our addresses..

Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must have already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder and Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
(2) To search through old msg's goto: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
(3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
Its quite true. I play an online role-playing game from Microsoft that
requires you have a Passport or Hotmail account. Of course as soon as people
get Hotmail accounts, BOOM! They fill up with spam, causing many accusations
about who sold the addresses. However, my accounts that have unusual names
have never receive any spam.

My Hotmail and Yahoo accounts are simply spam receptacles at this point, but
I have to have them in order to maintain my memberships.

Brian

> -----Original Message-----
> I got a spam once that had a group of yahoo emails (including
> my Yahoo email, which I use mainly for the Yahoo list) and
> all of the emails on the list started with the same three
> letters. It's almost as if they were computer generated or
> systematically going through the alphabet. Odd. I think
> Brian is right, it's not a list that was released
> necessarily, but there are ways to get our email addresses in
> other ways..
Some Mortgage company - I don't remember - but I was getting a couple every
day. Don't see any today.

Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Boyes [mailto:brianb@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 10:09 AM
To: Vantage List (E-mail)
Subject: [Vantage] [OT] Spam Through Vantage List?


Did anyone else receive SPAM from Bank Home Loans of America? Just asking
because when I examined the header of the message, the only people it was
sent to were the Vantage list subscribers here, and it was relayed from the
Yahoo group server. Plus its one of the very few pieces of spam I have ever
received in my regular mailbox.

Thanks
Brian Boyes,
Systems Administrator,
Precision Resource Canada Ltd.
<http://www.precisionresource.com>
<mailto:brianb@...>



Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must have
already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder and
Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
(3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/