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

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Jun 10 04:48:49 CEST 2014

Perry E. Metzger writes:

 > 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.

Spammers are generally greedy but not bright?

BTW, to answer Rick's question, yes, I'm seeing them too, in the all-
lowercase form, on some but not all lists.  I'M not sure why they pick
the lists they do.

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