Porn and the link list
Tue, 22 Oct 1996 14:31:53 +1000 (EST)
On Tue, 22 Oct 1996, Tim Redhead wrote:
> If convenient, the recipients might also find if they post to any
> common USENET groups. Software is available which trawls any group
> and collects poster's email addresses; I think this technique has been
> used in the past to harrass groups of people.
Well - I am active on quite a number of mailing lists (link is possibly
one of the lowest volume lists I take), post to a numner of Usenet groups.
Also, the address used to send me the email was registered as the
official POC for the domain I came from. Finally, I am authour/maintainer
for a widely distributed "HOWTO" in the Linux community (which has also
been published a a chapter of a Linux book).
So, I suspect that people could have trawled my address from any one of a
number of places...no way of knowing which one though I suppose.
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