[LINK] SPAM to my link only address: Fwd: within my wrath

Stewart Fist stewart_fist at optusnet.com.au
Mon Jan 8 11:10:52 AEDT 2007

I signed up to Optusnet a couple of years ago, and for various reasons I was
unable to use my new e-mail address for a couple of weeks.

The first e-mail I received on this new address was a Welcome from Optus;
the second was ... you guessed it ... spam.  Both arrived before any e-mail
had ever been sent from this account.

Most probably one of their employees was just making some cash on the side.

It doesn't appear to have caused a flood of spam compared to how many I used
to get from my old ozemail address, so I guess it didn't get into a wider
circulation list for some reason.

Ozemail also use to send me a mass of spam that wasn't even remotely
addressed to me.  

Optusnet's spam filters seem to work fairly well, except for that type of
stock-market promotion that uses borrowed text and fake subject and author

Stewart Fist, writer, journalist, film-maker
70 Middle Harbour Road, LINDFIELD, 2070, NSW, Australia
Ph +61 (2) 9416 7458

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