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Randy Charles Morin blogs about Really Simple Syndication, RDF, FOAF, The Semantic Web and Social Software.
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Wed, 18 May 2005 00:43:47 GMT
Rmail Attack

When writing Rmail, I considered that it might be used by SPAMmers. So, you can't be subscribed to a feed unless you click a link I send you in the message body of an email. This didn't stop the SPAMmers from trying. Somebody has been sending random requests in what looks like an attempt to subscribe users automagically. Since it doesn't work that way, the attempt was in vein, but I shutdown the mailing agent until I figured out what was up. If you didn't get your Rmail today, then you now know why. Unfortunately for the SPAMmers and fortunate for the rest of us, you can't use Rmail as a SPAM agent. Sorry! :-(

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