Factoids - is this a new spam tactic?

Al Parker anchor at EC.RR.COM
Thu Oct 23 10:52:05 EDT 2003

Hi folks,
    is this a new spam tactic?  I got the following a few minutes ago,
after I posted to the list.  I don know a Mark, but not @pobox.com, to my
knowledge.  I got a similar one from somebody yesterday, I just deleted
it.  I won't click on any link that I don't know anything about.
    Spam is getting terrible, I get several dozen a day, most stopped by
McAffe's blocker.
    A related issue, a few days ago AOL blocked all msgs from roadrunner
accounts.  I couldn't communicate with several people.  I ccomplained
bitterly to roadrunner (you can't get to anyone at AOL).  It finally got
fixed.  AOL was blocking "dynamic addresses"  what you have if you're on a
cable connection.
I know this is off the topic of BA's, but it appears that it's due to the
tnx for your attn,
Al, W8UT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark" <markmc=pobox.com at spamarrest.com>
To: <anchor at ec.rr.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2003 9:57 AM
Subject: RE: Re: Factoids on purchasing replacement electrolytics and heat
shrink tubing (verification)

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