[Theforum] Re: Fw: [thelist] confirm 161208 (fwd)

Daniel J. Cody djc at members.evolt.org
Fri Jan 4 15:08:38 CST 2002

only because about 10 people have asked about this today and the urge to
repeat it 10 times doesn't appeal to me.. here's the  explanation:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2002 10:15:26 -0600 (CST)
From: Daniel J. Cody <djc at members.evolt.org>
To: MRC <webmaster at equilon-mrc.com>
Cc: Dan Cody <djc at leo.evolt.org>
Subject: Re: Fw: [thelist] confirm 161208

Hey James -

Good eye :)

Actually, all those email addresses are people who've only signed up for
evolt to try to get a free account on members.evolt.org. They fill in the
signup page on www.evolt.org and leave everything checked(which also
includes a 'sub me to thelist' box). then head over and sign up for a
members.evolt.org account(having a w.e.o account is a prerequisite). I
know this because about 5 minutes after I see their autoreply(i know its
an autoreply because when i've tried emailing them, it bounces back almost
immediatly) to thelist, i see a new members.evolt.org application in my
inbox, 99% of the time with the same email address that just bounced
thelist. Most of them you don't see, because their email program replys to
thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org(which is what thelist at l.e.o is actually sent
as), and that gets sent to me :)

The domains it usually comes from are sina.com, 21cn.com, 163.net,
263.net, and near anything else .cn - I hate to say it, but its almost
automatic that I delete them from thelist now when I see that stuff come

Anywho, not that I'm into profiling or anything.. But a year of running a
free hosting service has taught me which domains are here just to 'get
free shit' :)

Thanks for the note, lemme know if you have any other questions or want
another 20 paragraphs on the subject(they wouldn't be hard to provide :)


On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, MRC wrote:

> Dan,
>     Just curious: it seems that we've recently gotten several emails on
> thelist from people in China which appear to be a botched attempts to
> confirm subscription to thelist. It would seem that a language barrier is
> hampering the attempts of these individuals to follow the instructions,
> although why these replies end up on thelist itself is a mystery to me. Are
> you seeing anything administratively that would show some kind of pattern,
> either increased subscriptions from China or perhaps some spamming campaign,
> or possibly some rogue effort on the part of someone to sign people up
> without their consent? Very strange...
> James Aylard
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "xiaofking" <xiaofking at 21cn.com>
> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
> Cc: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
> Sent: January 04, 2002 4:15 AM
> Subject: [thelist] confirm 161208
> > - maintain the subject line as is (the reply's additional "Re:" is
> > ok),
> >
> > - or include the following line - and only the following line - in the
> > message body:
> >
> > confirm 161208
> >
> > ----------------------------------------------
> > ¹úÄÚÊÕ·ÑÓÊÏäË­×îÇ¿£¬Ê×´ÎȨÍþÆÀ²â¼û·ÖÏþ
> > http://news.21cn.com/domestic/21CN/2001-11-19/550568.html
> > ÂòÆóÒµÓÊÏ䣬»ñÔùÓòÃû
> > http://mail.21cn.com/corporation/010.html
> > 21cn´øÄú×ß½øÄ¿±êÖ®Âã¬ÏíÊÜÉÌÂÃÀÖȤ
> > http://travel.21cn.com/agency/aimtrip/aimtrip.html
> > ÊÕ·ÑÓÊÏäÕæÄÜ´óÐÐÆäµÀ£¬¸øÎÒÒ»¸öÀíÓÉ
> > http://mail.21cn.com/bijiao/index2-7.html
> >
> >
> >
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