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  1. #1
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    Red face Ubuntu spam??

    I am signed up to receive ubuntu emails from the ubuntu-announce listserv, and here is today's message:

    Today's Topics:

    1. LOTTO.: CONTACT SMITH FIRM!!! (inffooffice@virgilio.it)

    The email that follows tells me I won a million dollars.

    Is this spam from ubuntu?? Is someone spoofing ubuntu emails?? What is up??
    SPECIAL ORDER 937: "NOSTROMO REROUTED TO NEW COORDINATES. INVESTIGATE LIFE FORM. GATHER SPECIMEN. PRIORITY ONE. INSURE RETURN OF ORGANISM FOR ANALYSIS. ALL OTHER CONSIDERATIONS SECONDARY. CREW EXPENDABLE."

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    Re: Ubuntu spam??

    Quote Originally Posted by Zodiac
    I am signed up to receive ubuntu emails from the ubuntu-announce listserv, and here is today's message:

    Today's Topics:

    1. LOTTO.: CONTACT SMITH FIRM!!! (inffooffice@virgilio.it)

    The email that follows tells me I won a million dollars.

    Is this spam from ubuntu?? Is someone spoofing ubuntu emails?? What is up??
    no, you really did win a million dollars! if you'll go ahead and send me your $1000 processing fee, i'll get that right out to you. oh, and btw, do you want a larger series of asterisks, too?

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    Re: Ubuntu spam??

    I realized pretty much instantly it was fake, but I am more concerned with hedonistic spammers besmirching Ubuntu's good name!

    Also, I am a tad concerned that maybe their list-serv servers were compromised… especially since that damn email made it through my spam filtering…

    I dunno... you tell me.
    SPECIAL ORDER 937: "NOSTROMO REROUTED TO NEW COORDINATES. INVESTIGATE LIFE FORM. GATHER SPECIMEN. PRIORITY ONE. INSURE RETURN OF ORGANISM FOR ANALYSIS. ALL OTHER CONSIDERATIONS SECONDARY. CREW EXPENDABLE."

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    Re: Ubuntu spam??

    Closing this due to there's another thread about it.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=135099
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