[Mailman-Users] Bogus/forged subscription attempts: request for comments and possibly data

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Tue Jun 10 03:48:38 CEST 2014

On Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:01:19 -0700 Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>
> They are spammers attempting to subscribe to your list(s) via POSTs
> to the web subscribe CGI. Presumably if they successfully
> subscribe, they will then spam the list.

BTW, I don't quite understand this. Why would splatting random
addresses at you help them? Why not just pick real addresses they
control? Successfully subscribing is easy, and generating seemingly
random addresses won't get them subscribed since the addresses will
never get a confirmation round trip.

Perry E. Metzger		perry at piermont.com

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