[this is for  those of you who run mailing lists of Wikimedia ]

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From: Asaf Bartov <abartov@wikimedia.org>
Date: Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 4:54 AM
Subject: [Foundation-l] Apotmail spambots on mailing lists
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundation-l@lists.wikimedia.org>

[this is to those of you who run mailing lists]

You may have noticed a deluge of mailing list subscriptions from
sensible.names@apotmail.com -- these are definitely not real people; in all
likelihood, the operator's goal is e-mail address harvesting, or worse.
 Perhaps it would save some of you time to be aware of this and reject these
subscribers (on our subscription-by-approval lists, that is) point blank.


   Asaf Bartov
   Wikimedia Foundation