[Mailman-Users] How do the spammers do it?
heather at madrone.com
Sat May 14 22:13:30 CEST 2005
At 12:54 PM -0700 5/14/05, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>I think JC's explanation is likely. I have two public lists on the same
>server, the smaller list is actually older, but only the larger list
>gets spammed. In many cases the spam is sent to both the list address
>and the list-bounces address. Thus it seems likely that these
>addresses are harvested via spyware of some kind from a list recipient.
Or on a routing server somewhere on the network.
Putting spam filters upstream from Mailman is a big help with this sort
of spam. When I moved Mailman onto my own server, I installed spam
filters, and they catch almost all of the spam destined for the lists.
Heather Madrone (heather at madrone.com) http://www.madrone.com
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