Very big spam list
I innadvertantly became the owner of a copy of a HUGE list of email addresses used by spammers. The list includes about 23 1/2 million addresses.
This is quite and interesting Conundrum. Ethically Do I alert the spammers of their mistake, which allowed one of our customers to download these files (open directory browsing). Do I do nothing? Should I write an email that states “I represent the following people attatched to this email, and they demand they are removed from your list at once”
I find the latter part quite amusing. Although I don’t truly represent them, and it would be a lie. I doubt a single soul on that list would really argue. but 1 out of 23 million is actually quite possible
Interestingly a little more than half of those people on the list are refered to as ‘adult’ customers.
What would you do? Or rather should I do with this list? I cringe at the thought of what a friend had told me. “Start a torrent and post it to mininova” – I’m glad he didn’t end up with the list!