Yep, Maggie and I are right (I already wrote to Randy off list). I
hadn't deleted my trash yet in my Gmail account. The only post since
Oct 10 was a Spam post. There was a Spam post on Oct 8 as well. Not
sure whether Spammers are actually hacking accounts. I suspect they
are just figuring out the email extensions (or finding them in the
archives) and are spoofing the email addresses. This practice has been
going on for quite a while in the Yahoo groups (especially the ones
with archives open to the public).
I thought that Getty list was just "down" - a frequent occurrence in the past.
P.S. - A reminder to remove email addresses before you click "send".
You can see how I removed Randy's below (I just included randy wrote:)
Removing email address will help reduce Spam (from email bot
harvesters) - and will make it harder for Spammers to find email
addresses to Spoof. Thank you all who have taken my advice as I now
get very little Spam on this account.
On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 6:55 AM, randy wrote:
> I am a bit worried that I got removed due to in activity . I do read it!
> Randy in Maine