[R] question about unwanted addresses in contact list

Erik Iverson eriki at ccbr.umn.edu
Wed Aug 18 18:23:09 CEST 2010

Scott Compton wrote:
> Hi,
> It looks like about 200+ addresses from people who post on this list
> have been added to my contact list without my permission. Has this
> happened to other people? I use Mac OS. This is quite disconcerting
> and suggests a virus floating around on this distribution list.

Very likely, your unstated mailer collects all addresses it 'sees'
and puts them in its address book.  If you don't like this behavior,
it might be able to be turned off.  But that depends on your
particular mail program, and not R.

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