Is massive spam coming from me on python lists?

Sjoerd Mullender sjoerd at acm.org
Mon Apr 21 08:59:34 CEST 2008


On 2008-04-21 08:01, Brian Vanderburg II wrote:
> I've recently gotten more than too many spam messages and all say 
> Sender: python-list-bounces+my=email.address at python.org.  I'm wondering 
> if my mail list registration is now being used to spam myself and 
> others.  If so, sorry, but I'm not the one sending messages if other are 
> getting them even though Sender seems to include my address (I'm not 
> sure about mail headers so I don't know how From: is different than 
> Sender:)  Anyway, it seems to be a bunch of spam emails about cracks and 
> stuff.
> 
> Brian Vanderburg II

That is just mailman (the mailing list software) keeping track of 
things.  If there were a bounce, mailman can determine from the address 
of the bounce message (the bounce gets sent back to the Sender, not the 
From) which address bounced.

So *all* python-list messages you get have that Sender.

In other words, these spams do not come from you.

-- 
Sjoerd Mullender



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