2007

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0363  Friday, 8 June 2007

From: 		Hardy M. Cook <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Friday, June 08, 2007
Subject: 	Explanation

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

An explanation is called for.  For several months now, there have been 
significant interruptions in the SHAKSPER service. Some had to do with 
my issues; others with a clever Spammer. For the most part, virus, 
worms, and Trojan horses that infect PC based machines and servers are 
not a threat to Linux servers, the machine I use for SHAKSPER. A clever 
Spammer, however, found a way to distribute spams using the listserv 
software. As a result of these spasms, the SHAKSPER server was 
blacklisted by a number of Service Providers and Universities and many 
of you were automatically removed from SHAKSPER.

As it turns out, early June is the time my L-Soft listserv license is up 
for renewal. I renewed, and Eric Luhrs (SHAKSPER Technical Advisor 
extraordinaire) installed the latest version of listserv (v. 15.0), a 
major upgrade. I set listserv to its highest levels of security, closing 
off the way our Spammer broke though our previous setup.

Since April, something on the order of 150 SHAKSPEReans have been 
removed. I have spent many hours today adding those members back. 
Should, however, you not wish to continue your SHAKSPER members, simply 
send the command

UNSUB shaksper

in a message with a blank Subject line to

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or drop me a note.

Relatively normal service should resume soon.

Hardy M. Cook
Editor

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