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Subject: Re: are at it again
From: outings @ netcom . com (Steve Outing)
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 1996 14:10:19 -0700
To: List-Managers @ greatcircle . com

On 1/28/96, Kjetil Torgrim Homme wrote:
>I got forged subscriptions to all the majordomo lists at my site. The
>targetted accounts were:
>rentaylor @
 aol .
>pammcgraw @
 aol .
>newsmaster @
 aol .
>mtvslave @
 aol .
These addresses hit all my majordomo lists yesterday as a group, so I was 
suspicious, too. BTW, pammcgraw @
 aol .
 com is the legitimate address of Pam McGraw, 
head of public relations at AOL. 

Is there any way to prevent forged subscriptions? My lists are set up so that 
a request from another address who typed "subscribe online-news other-
address" would get intercepted and sent to me for approval. These ones went 
through automatically as though they were legit and came from the address 

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