[LINK] beware Quechup
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Sun Sep 2 17:07:20 EST 2007
On Sun, Sep 02, 2007 at 12:37:23PM +1000, Scott Howard wrote:
> As with many social networking sites, Quechup allows you to import your
> address books during registration - especially from webmail services (eg,
> enter your Gmail username/password and we'll import your contacts). There
> is nothing wrong with it doing this - you've authorised it by giving it
> the relevant details.
> The problem with Quechup is that they then proceed to spam all of your
> contacts - from you - with an email suggesting that they join up as well.
> This is done without your knowledge or approval.
Gmail will often store the address of a mailing list in its address
book, if you regularly post to that list. The result is that Quechup
has sent invite-spam to some mailing lists.
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