[edit: updated 16 Dec with some new info... see comments]
I dunno what it is but sms.ac seems to be making the rounds in NZ all over again.
Its a subject of discussion on NZGames.com as well as on Toyspeed.
Then tonight I get spam...
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 00:09:51 -0800
From: Michael Wells
Subject: Michael Wells's invitation
I have created an account for myself and another one for you -- to send free text (SMS) messages to mobile phones. Can you
please click on the link below to complete your sign-up. Don't worry it is quick. Smile.
If you're already a member of SMS.ac, click here:
Now, I presume that Michael is someone that knows me from Toyspeed... as thats the address I use for that role only.
I assume therefore that Michael, has gone through and submitted the email addresses of people he knows as potential users. Probably based on a profit motive.
Note the message doesn't supply any header information that could be used to trace the origins of the actual referral outside of the name, which in this case, I dont recognise.
So notwithstanding the fact that someone who knows me has obviously decided its appropriate to use one of these systems - and try to recruit other members in a way which obviously offers some benefit to them (profit?? free SMS credit likely in this case) - sms.ac are obviously out to get attention again.
Unimpressed. I just added the sms.ac MTA range into my droplist, noting that it is a quite different IP to that which spammed me recently. See...