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Have Yahoo! Groups become spammer's haven or heaven?

Updated on July 24, 2010

I have received many emails from Yahoo! Group such as below:

Welcome to the jelpjq group 
jelpjq Moderator to me

Hello,

I've added you to my jelpjq group at Yahoo! Groups, a free,
easy-to-use service. Yahoo! Groups makes it easy to send and receive
group messages, coordinate events, share photos and files, and more.


Description of the group:
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an8101fl28bn


Obviously this group has been automatically generated by spam machine, the group name composes of random letters and the description of the groups composes of random letters and numbers.

The moderator added me to this group, I never joined this group myself.

As far as I have learned, all web applications that built with PHP+MySQL have to fight very hard with spammers, these include Blog, BBS, mailing lists. I have to give up my Wordpress blog and BBS built with Discuz! because of the heavy spam user registrations, posts and comments.

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      msorensson 6 years ago

      Yes, that is why I left AOL before and Yahoo..

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