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Re: mailing list spam

To: Trevor Woerner <mips082-nospam@vtnet.ca>
Subject: Re: mailing list spam
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2003 16:34:35 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 04:09:07PM -0400, Trevor Woerner 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?
> 
> The humorous part being, of course, how stringently the the list 
> receiver is that the sender's email domain resolve properly. At least 
> we know it's dns-resolvable spam!

You're victim of a dictionary attack.

This list is about Linux, not spam discussions.

  Ralf

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