[Mailman-Users] Too many Bounce action notifications
brad at shub-internet.org
Wed Dec 5 10:01:50 CET 2007
On 12/4/07, Cyndi Norwitz wrote:
> There is a new style of spam (well, not that new) that spoofs your return
> address and sends out massive amounts of messages to random people (it has
> a specific name I can't recall). Then you get all the bounces (because a
> percentage of people will always bounce).
That would be called a "Joe Job", see <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_job>.
> What you're describing sounds an awful lot like this. Especially since you
> have set up bounces for your list not to come to you. It sounds like the
> address that was spoofed was one used by MM, which would slow down the
> system for sure.
If they were originally sent out with the appropriate
listname-bounces address, and the joe-job bounces were coming back to
the list and it was trying to process them, then yes -- this would
certainly explain a very heavy load on the system.
Otherwise, I'm not sure I have enough information to be able to make
any more comments on this particular problem.
Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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