[Mailman-Users] I did not submit a request to unsubscribe from mailman-users

Steven Jones Steven.Jones at vuw.ac.nz
Tue Oct 30 20:39:23 CET 2012


We are certainly seeing a lot of subscription attempts in the last 2weeks, as if mailman lists are being actively targeted.  Some lists have over 400 subscription attempts outstanding.



Steven Jones

Technical Specialist - Linux RHCE

Victoria University, Wellington, NZ

0064 4 463 6272

From: Mailman-Users [mailman-users-bounces+steven.jones=vuw.ac.nz at python.org] on behalf of Mark Sapiro [mark at msapiro.net]
Sent: Wednesday, 31 October 2012 8:16 a.m.
To: Kalbfleisch, Gary; mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] I did not submit a request to unsubscribe from     mailman-users

Kalbfleisch, Gary wrote:
>I received three unsubscribe confirmations over night.  I did not initiate
>these. The source IP's resolve to India and Sri Lanka.  Is it just me or is
> this happening to other subscribers?

I get them all the time. More often they originate from email (probably
spam sent to mailman-users-unsubscribe or mailman-users-leave and
spoofing me in the From:). Only web initiated unsubscribes have a
source IP in the confirmation.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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