Just wanted to give you guys the head's-up on a new(?) approach to spamming:
I use MailWasher to intercept incoming emails, and this was how two identical emails began recently:
A couple of aspects about these two emails smelled of bad fish - firstly they were sent to two different email accounts; and secondly, their 'unsubscribe' links were over half a page long (!) - so, rather than load any of their links to those really interesting 'BeeSource' threads, I did a Google for 'blah, blah, blah @mail.vesta.threadloom.news' instead.Hi Little-John!
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Seems that "mail.vesta.threadloom.news" have a history of farming thread links from Internet Chat Groups and packaging these into 'Trending' newsletter-type emails, full of those (alleged) links. Can't say for certain whether those links are then malicious or not - I'm far too paranoid to find out - and I don't know if there's any way of stopping this activity. But thought I'd flag this up, just in case it is a sinister practice.