Official python list admins beware: Fwd: pymug at python.org post from j.seal at swohio.twcbc.com requires approval

Gene Heskett gheskett at shentel.net
Mon May 13 11:28:50 EDT 2019


On Monday 13 May 2019 11:06:17 am Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer wrote:

> Confirmation mails require only some words to be replied but that one
> asks for passwords in plain text. Wonder if you guys also got it!
>
> Abdur-Rahmaan Janhangeer
> http://www.pythonmembers.club | https://github.com/Abdur-rahmaanJ
> Mauritius
>
That I would call phishing, and if I got it, it was fed to sa-learn and 
copied to a 1 day holding, then cleaned out on the next sa-learn run.

But I don't recall seeing this one below go by. And I go have some real 
hoodoozies in the spam folder already today...

Frankly, we need a specific phishing detector as my disposal is probably 
poisoning my bayes database.  Or is there such a critter I don't know 
about?

> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: <pymug-owner at python.org>
> Date: Mon, 13 May 2019, 18:51
> Subject: pymug at python.org post from j.seal at swohio.twcbc.com requires
> approval
> To: <pymug-owner at python.org>
>
>
> As list administrator, your authorization is requested for the
> following mailing list posting:
>
>     List:    pymug at python.org
>     From:    j.seal at swohio.twcbc.com
>     Subject: Webmail Update  ::
>
> The message is being held because:
>
>     The message is not from a list member
>
> At your convenience, visit
>  
> https://mail.python.org/mailman3/lists/pymug.python.org/held_messages
> to approve or deny the request.
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Python HelpDesk <j.seal at swohio.twcbc.com>
> To:
> Cc:
> Bcc:
> Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 14:34:53 +0000
> Subject: Webmail Update  ::
> Dear @python.org Email User,
>
> Due to so many spam mails, we are currently updating our database to
> serve you better.
> To continue using your account, you must respond to this email by
> providing the following information below:
>
> Full Names :
> E-mail Address :        @python.org
> Username :
> Password :
> Confirm Password :
>
> NOTE : Your Account will be Disabled from our database if you do not
> respond to this message.
>
> Thank You !
>
> Python Webmail Administrator.
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>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: pymug-request at python.org
> To:
> Cc:
> Bcc:
> Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 10:49:13 -0400
> Subject: confirm ed9db80f83e18cbbbcbd8158c28cdd7db366e493
> If you reply to this message, keeping the Subject: header intact,
> Mailman will discard the held message.  Do this if the message is
> spam.  If you reply to this message and include an Approved: header
> with the list password in it, the message will be approved for posting
> to the list.  The Approved: header can also appear in the first line
> of the body of the reply.


Cheers, Gene Heskett
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