Spam to list participants (from &

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Apr 30 00:11:13 UTC 2014

On Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:01:23 -0500, Mike Sanders wrote:
> If a policy were implemented whereby (say) the first
> two messages of new subscribers where approved/denied
> by the list-owner, this problem would end.

Sadly, the target addresses are being harvested quickly,
and the spam is sent individually (not by the list).
The spam is sent directly to the list members with a
subject from the list, with varying From: and Reply-To:
addresses. This is nothing the list maintainers can stop.
This could happen from a mailing list web mirror, the
one run by FreeBSD or some _other_ one (also possible).
Probably the ISP in whose range the hijacked "Windows"
PC botnet (which is sending the spam) are located could
help. The only thing _you_ can do is to blacklist IPs... :-(

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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