Junk mail on list reply

Arthur Chance freebsd at qeng-ho.org
Tue Jun 9 07:14:17 UTC 2015

On 08/06/2015 22:39, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> On Mon, June 8, 2015 4:22 pm, Maxim V Filimonov wrote:
>> Recently, I started getting junk emails every time I reply to someone in
>> any
>> of the FreeBSD Mailing Lists. The messages look like the one attached. Can
>> anyone do anything with that? Can I consult anyone to fix that? Why is
>> that
>> happening after all?
> Hi Maxim,
> from what have been discussed earlier about similar events related to
> posts to this list I can say:
> 1. these apparently foreign (with respect to the list language) e-mails
> appear to be auto-replies (by some likely subscribed to this list)
> 2. domain sina.com is notorious for these things (I for one consider it
> rudeness to allow any auto-reply sent to mail list, as well as messages in
> foreign language - at least I would never allow myself to do neither of of
> these two things)
> 3. list admin(s) are more likely to be reluctant to block the whole domain
> sina.com from this list (or their list server); I would respect their
> decision, even though it is different from what I would do.
> The best you probably can do is to block all mail from sina.com (including
> that re-sent through this list) on your end.

You can be a little less draconian than that. Set your mail filters to 
delete any mail from sina.com with a subject line containing "自动回复", 
which is the common feature of these mails. (Google Translate tells me 
that's Chinese for "Autoreply".)

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