[SpamCop-List] Re: MSN "Newsletters"
Tue, 4 Feb 2003 22:45:53 -0500
"N. Miller" <koko> wrote in message
> In article <b1pqfh$1m1$1>, mcwebber says...
> > Considering that it's on the same server or owned by the same outfit
> > very possible they do referrer checking to be sure the form was filled
> > on MSN so they can match your IP to your login.
> On arriving at the site, I entered a Hotmail email address which I know is
> connected to the MSFT .Net Passport service. The message is that my
> account is secured and I need to log in to .Net Passport to continue.
> Next, I entered another Hotmail email address which I have not, yet
> secured with .Net Passport. Instead of a login request, I have a lovely
> list of newsletters, with hotlinks, to choose from.
> Last night I clicked on one of those links, and received a confirmation
> letter. Not a "click here to confirm, or we won't send" letter, but a
> "welcome, you are subscribed, go here to unsubscribe" letter. I was never
> asked to authenticate the request with the password for the UserID that
> got me to the list.
Cookies may be how they're doing it.
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