[thelist] MS Passport = evil scourge of modern man?

Erika Meyer erika at seastorm.com
Wed Aug 16 11:56:08 CDT 2000

A couple of weeks ago, I was having problems with my mail, so I 
applied for a hotmail account.  Almost immediately I began getting 
email porn spam (at seastorm.com) from hotmail accounts.  This went 
on for a couple of weeks, then stopped.

I'm not real bright about cookies... and I think (though I can't 
recall for certain) I HAD to accept cookies in order to sign up for a 
hotmail account.  I've been wondering... was this a coincidence?  Or 
did I get spammed for using hotmail?  And is this common practice?

>It seems like kind of a slow day, for me anyway.  I just read this article
>from Joel on Software, and thought some of you might find it 
>interesting.  He discusses how Microsoft Passport may bring about an 
>end to whatever privacy we have left on the web.

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