[Mailman-Users] Help: spam filtering and email bouncing
kliu at real.com
Wed Jun 14 02:31:20 CEST 2006
My question is simply why we are getting spams from
mailman-bounces at doman.name ?
Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Kinson Liu wrote:
>> The product of my company uses mailman and we have been receiving spams
> >from time to time. The spams are not directly from spammers, but
>> mailman-bounces and other valid list with -bounces at the end of the
>> list name. We've been looking through bounce processing on the admin
>> part, but it doesn't seem to be the solution of this question since it
>> is only for disabling email accounts. Spam filter under privacy option
>> seems the right place, but the two textareas do not make too much sense
>> to me. Please help. One of the sample is pasted below.
> I'm sorry. I do not understand what your problem is.
>> *From:* mailman-bounces at lists.helixcommunity.org
>> [mailto:mailman-bounces at lists.helixcommunity.org] *On Behalf Of *dacey
>> *Sent:* Monday, June 12, 2006 7:38 AM
>> *To:* some-valid-email-list at helixcommunity.org
>> *Subject:* I'm not a follower... I'm a leader with the same idea
> This looks like a Microsoft Outlook rendering of a message from the
> 'mailman' list posted to the list by "dacey aseria". This is the way
> Outlook would show a message with
> From: dacey aseria <user at example.com>
> Sender: mailman-bounces at lists.helixcommunity.org
> This would be the Sender in a message from the
> mailman at lists.helixcommunity.org list. See
> for more info. The Sender is set to the list-bounces address to help
> get actual bounces returned to the proper place.
> Is dacey aseria a list member? It looks like someone has spammed your
> list by spoofing the address of a list member. There is no good way to
> deal with this in Mailman although Privacy option->Spam filters may
> help. The real solution is to do spam filtering in the incoming MTA
> before the mail ever gets to Mailman.
*Kinson Liu* | Software Development Engineer | RealNetworks, Inc. |
kliu at real.com | 206.892.6177
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