[Mailman-Users] How do the spammers do it?
jlb at twu.net
Sun May 15 16:33:54 CEST 2005
On Sun, 15 May 2005, Christophe Meessen wrote:
> Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 13:38:55 +0200
> From: Christophe Meessen <christophe at meessen.net>
> To: Heather Madrone <heather at madrone.com>
> Cc: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] How do the spammers do it?
> If each user used a specific address to post to the list, one would know
> the source of inspiration of the spammer. For public lists it would not
> be easy to setup though.
> Another method which I suspect was used for this purpose is to send to
> each subcriber a mail with a specific reply-to address in the form
> reply+12345 at domain.com. Where 12345 is a user identifier. In this mail
> you request that users reply to confirm that the address is used by a
> real person and operational.
> spybots that collect valid email addresses would collect this address
> once the requested reply is sent by the user. If the spammer use this
> address you would then know its source of inspiration.
I just don't get it. Nobody on this mailing list would be stupid enough to
fall for a spammer. Isn't there some way we can track these morons down
and say "HEY IDIOT, GO SPAM AOL OR SOMETHING AND LEAVE US TECHIES ALONE"?
> Mailman-Users mailing list
> Mailman-Users at python.org
> Mailman FAQ: http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py
> Searchable Archives: http://www.mail-archive.com/mailman-users%40python.org/
> Unsubscribe: http://mail.python.org/mailman/options/mailman-users/jlb%40twu.net
> Security Policy: http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq01.027.htp
J. L. Blank, Systems Administrator, twu.net
More information about the Mailman-Users