[Mailman-Users] Odd Subscriptions

Ralf Hildebrandt Ralf.Hildebrandt at charite.de
Sun Jul 17 19:38:01 CEST 2011

* Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>:

> It's answerpot <http://answerpot.com/> archiving your lists.

> In my case, they sent an email to the owner of one list about a week
> before with links to opt-in immediately or opt-out with the no response
> default being opt-in after a week with no response. I didn't respond,
> set the list's subscribe police to approve and waited.
> The interesting thing is I have a few advertised lists, some active, and
> the only one they targeted was effectively dormant. All the lists have
> private archives.
> I eventually got a couple of subscription requests from addresses
> similar to what you describe at apotmail.com. I discarded the requests
> and added
> ^.*[@.]apotmail\.com$
> to the ban list of all my lists. Perhaps I'll change that to
> ^.*[@.]apot(mail)?\.com$
> based on what you saw.

Would be cool if you could do that on mail.python.org as well!

Ralf Hildebrandt
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  Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  Campus Benjamin Franklin
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  Tel. +49 30 450 570 155 | Fax: +49 30 450 570 962
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