On Mon, 01 Jul 2002 18:45:18 -0700
Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui @
> On 7/1/02 6:41 PM, "J C Lawrence" <claw @
> Yeah. And spam from one address on a site to other addresses on the
> site. Some of my mail lists are trying to spam other mail lists on my
> site on a regular basis. At first I thought it was @#$ @
> Klez. I've since realized it was @#$ @
#%@#%$#%$# ** 2 spammers trying a
> new hack.
Yeah, the current pattern seems to be two-fold:
1) Deliver to backup MXes in hope of weaker filtering rules
2) Forge the From: header to either another scraped address from the
same domain or to a generated address from the same domain.
I've had quite a few confused postings from list members asking me why I
sent them an offer to increase their breast size/penis_length/whatever.
Its to the point where I'm considering going back to authenticating (and
then only partially) on envelope.
> Hmm. Wonder if Alan actually got my response to his message. His
> whitelist told me to eff off. If not, his loss, since I don't bother
> jumping through hoops....
That said, among the variants TMDA is rather nice. It will
read/whitelist Mailman/ezmlm/etc subscriber lists (config.db), and looks
innocuous enough that I'm seriously thinking about deploying it here for
the -owner and -admin addresses (which get 1 valid message for every 300
SPAM). Given the extra auth against the subscriber lists it seems a not
unreasonable barrier (if unwelcome and I don't like it) to entry for
help to a non-list member.
No way it would ever touch one of my direct addresses, but for something
like mailman@ or list-owner@ it might not be so bad an idea (he says
J C Lawrence
---------(*) Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas.
nu He lived as a devil, eh?
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