Zollman: How I became an (AOL ) Spammer

from Poynter’s eMedia tidbits:”… I opened my “sent mail” box on AOL, looking for an e-mail I’d sent, and lo and behold there were outbound e-mails from me to “AngelGirl,” “Andresxx,” and others, with titles like “What’s new?” and “Check this out!” So — as any responsible individual would do — I called my ISP (America Online) to say, “Hey, let’s see if we can catch these guys.” After a brief stopover with customer support in Bangalore, India, I reached someone on the “community action team” (security department) who essentially said, “Well, someone’s hijacked your password — so change it, update your virus software, and then don’t worry about it.”
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