[ubuntu-za] ubuntu-za Digest, Vol 146, Issue 10
jan at verslank.net
Sat Dec 16 19:21:47 UTC 2017
Thanks for the clarification Raoul, I did suspect something like that.
My apologies if my message caused any offence.
On 16/12/2017 21:14, Raoul Snyman wrote:
> On 2017-12-16 06:00, Jan wrote:
>> Surely this mail is off-topic - if it came from the Ubuntu-za Digest,
>> please unsubscribe me.
> You seem to be a little unclear on how mailing lists work, especially
> ones run by Mailman. When you initially subscribe to the mailing list
> you have the option of either getting every e-mail as it is sent, or a
> digest - a daily or weekly e-mail containing all the e-mails sent in
> that time period. This is often used by folks who have limited
> Internet access, or just want a little less "noise" in their inbox.
> Now, in this particular case, it looks like someone who is subscribed
> to our mailing list (and uses the digest option) has probably had
> their e-mail account compromised, and now a spam bot has sent an
> e-mail reply to the digest e-mail that person received. You'll notice
> the list of images attached. My guess is that those images have been
> created to take advantage of a vulnerability in how Windows displays
> images in the hopes that they can infect some people.
> Lastly, all mailing lists provide an option at the bottom of each
> e-mail to unsubscribe from that list. Mailing the list and asking to
> be removed is never received well by those who know mailing lists, and
> you may encounter less-than-savoury replies if you were to post that.
> If you really want to get off this list (which I doubt you do), just
> follow the link at the bottom of this e-mail.
> I hope this helps to clear things up.
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