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Offline tonyw

What is this about?
« on: April 13, 2019, 11:38:53 AM »
I just received this email, purporting to be from amiga.org. Now I have not been an active member here for years and I certainly am not part of some "beta list". The email address quoted is not that which I last used with amiga.org back in 2002 (?).

The "password" is entirely fictitious.

I assume this is a phishing exercise? The subject was "confirm <long encoded string>"

Your membership in the mailing list Beta has been disabled due to
excessive bounces The last bounce received from you was dated
13-Apr-2019.  You will not get any more messages from this list until
you re-enable your membership.  You will receive 3 more reminders like
this before your membership in the list is deleted.

To re-enable your membership, you can simply respond to this message
(leaving the Subject: line intact), or visit the confirmation page at

    http://amiga.org/mailman/confirm/beta_amiga.org/<same long string>

You can also visit your membership page at

    http://amiga.org/mailman/options/beta_amiga.org/<my current email address>

On your membership page, you can change various delivery options such
as your email address and whether you get digests or not.  As a
reminder, your membership password is


If you have any questions or problems, you can contact the list owner



« Last Edit: April 13, 2019, 11:43:11 AM by tonyw »

Offline nbache

Re: What is this about?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2019, 01:22:02 PM »
beta@amiga.org is the AmigaDeveloper beta mailing list. It doesn't really have anything to do with the main amiga.org site (except that it lives on the same server, just like the forum does).

It doesn't look like a phishing scam to me, the links all point to the legit domain. So unless that has been breached ...

BTW, it's standard functionality in the mailman mailing list software to react to bounces over a set limit like this. Your mail address may have been unreachable temporarily or something?

When you say the password is fictitious, do you mean that you don't recognize it as one you have set yourself? You should have received a password back when you became a member of the list, one that mailman (optionally(?)) may have generated, to access that member page. On that page, you can change it yourself.

Best regards,

« Last Edit: April 13, 2019, 01:27:46 PM by nbache »