It took us too long to notice that the recent flood of spam emails was being generated by the old Elias-I blog, NOT by the new blog on the Norbert Elias Foundation website.
All the contents, and mailing lists, from the old blog had already been imported into the new one, and it was always our intention to take Elias-I offline after an overlap period. Now it appears that security on the old blog has completely broken down. Because its owner, Robert van Krieken is not available at the moment, I have logged into it as co-administrator and used the electronic equivalent of a sledge hammer: I simply deleted the email addresses of all subscribers. Robert will shut it down completely as soon as he is able to.
Our apologies for the inconvenience caused, and for being so slow to recognise the source of the problem.