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Re: mailing list spam

To: linux-mips@linux-mips.org
Subject: Re: mailing list spam
From: Keith Owens <kaos@sgi.com>
Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2003 12:15:23 +1000
In-reply-to: Your message of "Fri, 03 Oct 2003 16:09:07 -0400." <200310031609.07289.mips082-nospam@vtnet.ca>
Original-recipient: rfc822;linux-mips@linux-mips.org
Sender: linux-mips-bounce@linux-mips.org
On Fri, 3 Oct 2003 16:09:07 -0400, 
Trevor Woerner <mips082-nospam@vtnet.ca> wrote:
>I appreciate microsoft *.exe updates by email just as much as the next
>guy, however...
>
>I create email aliases for the different mailing lists I join. I
> noticed that I've been receiving a fair amount of spam to the email
> address I setup for this list. I figured it was because I posted
> something in the past, so I unsubscribed my old email address, created
> a new one, and re-subscribed.
>
>Without having made any postings since the change, I have just received
>spam to the new address I've setup for this list, which means someone
>has access to the membership list. Any chance this could be looked into
>and turned off?

Not necessarily.  This particular virus hunts around for anything that
looks like an email address and spams it.  My logs show a couple of
these virus loads from the list itself, linux-mips.org does not filter
out this virus.

Oct  4 02:21:19 reject: header Content-Type: application/x-msdownload;
name="Upgrade53.exe" from mail.linux-mips.org[62.254.210.162];
from=<linux-mips-bounce@linux-mips.org>


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