[ubuntu-za] ubuntu-za Digest, Vol 146, Issue 10

Jan 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:
> Jan,
>
> 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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