CR-48 Chrome OS Notebook Owners Flooded With Google Group Spam

All current Google CR-48 Notebook owners, and prospective owner who just signed up to get one, have started getting hit over 100, emails this evening. It all started at around 12:23 am PST.It appears that people were automatically added to this Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/chrome-notebook-pilot-users -- and then the emails started flowing every minute or two. […]

All current Google CR-48 Notebook owners, and prospective owner who just signed up to get one, have started getting hit over 100, emails this evening. It all started at around 12:23 am PST.

It appears that people were automatically added to this Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/chrome-notebook-pilot-users -- and then the emails started flowing every minute or two. And then many times a minute as people started posting asking for the spam to stop, which was then sent out to every member. One tipster unsubscribed to the group after over a hundred emails came in over 20 minutes. Another person said they got 89 in rapid fire before unsubscribing.

CR-48 email spam

Uupdate: Google sent out an email apologizing and explaining what happened. In the email Google says the email:

"Unfortunately, we had misconfigured this forum to email every post to every member. Thus, the first post started an avalanche of responses…We have since deleted this group."

How to delete previous messages:

Gmail

  1. In the Gmail search box, type "from:chrome-notebook-pilot-users" and press Enter.
  2. Click the checkbox to the left of the Archive button to Select All.
  3. At the top of the search results, click the link that says "Select all XX conversations in Search results."
  4. Click the Delete button. You should not receive any more messages from this address.

Other email programs

  1. Use the search function in your email program to find messages with the sender chrome-notebook-pilot-users@googlegroups.com.
  2. Select all the messages in the search results.
  3. Delete the messages. You should not receive any more messages from this address.

Google's complete response:

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