Jan, what you received is indeed a spam, it suggests that Malcolm may have been fooled by a phishing message.
Earlier this year this happened to Panayoti Kelaidis; apparently falling for one of those phony phishing emails that pretend to come from your Internet Provider, or any other service, informing you your account is at risk and needs to be validated (I get about 20 such phony emails a week that purport to be from AOL saying I need to validate my account, LOL). If one falls for this gimmick and provides account credentials, you've been had and the spammer will access your account and send a version of this message to everyone in your address book. For Panayoti, the event played out on Facebook, for a most amusing thread of comments.
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
Yes, I got it . just ignored it.
Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland
Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbshttp://picasaweb.google.co.uk/michaelJcampbell63
Yes, I guess we all got it then. Hadn't even noticed it was "from Malcom" before I deleted it..
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Hi people - sorry about all that - i discovered I had received this same message from someone I know but it had been put straight in my spam folder so I did not know.
For information they had set up a dummy email account in my name with Yahoo and were getting all my email sent there before apparently filtering it and sending me back all the stuff they weren't interested in.
Change of passwords and deletion of links to dummy account have been carried out and you should not suffer any more from such messages from me.
On other things, the latest Quarterly is under way with much of the editing complete - on schedule for late September dispatch.
The Fall issue of the Quarterly is now signed off at the printer and should be ready for dispatch on October 1st.
A series of small delays (mainly late submission of Bulletin Board items) added up to mean that the issue is about a week to ten days late but everything is now happily complete. The online edition should be available on the same day.
I'm told that the fall issue is now in the post and the online edition should be live tomorrow or Wednesday.
We've just been enjoying the return of Malcolm (this time with Monica) at the SRGC Discussion Weekend in the highlands of Scotland - great Talk from Malcolm as usual. A great get-together!
Three lovely Canadians at the event from over the ocean in North America - how good it was to see them!
Ian and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)
Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
My Quarterly came yesterday, another splendid issue!
Totally agree Mark. All articles are wonderfully written, but the ones on Moraea sp. ( great article, loved reading and learning from it, although I'll probably never grow them, ) and Iranian Monocots are particularly interesting for me.
Until now I have requested a 'hard' copy, but the quality of the 'on line' version has made me think twice !! . Just need to reject the possessive instinct and acknowledge that each issue will be available to me whenever I need it
53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !