Carl Clifford <>
Russell Woodford <>
Sun, 9 Sep 2007 20:46:31 +1000
A timely warning for anyone using the social networking sites like
Facebook, Hi5 or Quechup - and probably others.
WHen you sign up the system asks for either your webmail username /
password or for the location of your addressbook. Then it simply
spams EVERYONE in your addressbook with one or more invitations to
join! I think Quechup is worse because it shares the addresses in
your addressbook with 3rd parties - but I'm not sure about this. It
has been talked about on some education mailing lists I read.
These systems usually tell you that you HAVE to share this info to
join up - but there is usually a way around it. If there isn't, go
to a different networking site!
Birding-Aus List Owner
Geelong Victoria Australia
On 09/09/2007, at 4:38 PM, Carl Clifford wrote:
There must be a bit about. I received an invitation from Colin
Trainor off the OBC news group as well.
On 09/09/2007, at 4:13 PM, Tom Tarrant wrote:
Apologies if you have received an unusual email from me regarding
I received a similar message from a friend this morning and made
of accepting the offer.......I didn't realise but I unknowingly sent
invitations to anyone in my inbox with a bigpond/gmail/hotmail etc
Please ignore the message (....if it doesn't interest you!)
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