[eepro100] Re: spam on this list
Fri Aug 16 14:55:02 2002
On Thu, 15 Aug 2002, Floyd Miller wrote:
> Why is there so much spam on this mailing list?
Someone figured out a way to get past all of the filters.
I'll have to add a rule to just ignore all Korean posts, which is where these
messages are coming from.
Note that the posting went through the MX host of our ISP. A downside
of having an alternate mail exchange, intended work around network link
outages, is that the rejected hosts just send to the alternate instead.
> Nigerian and South African kmoney scams and breast enhancement
> have nothing to do with NIC drivers.
Neither do the other 20-30 spam mails a day to _each_ list... these
messages just slipped through.
> Does the list allow posting messages from non-subscribed addresses
> or do spammers actually go to the trouble of subscribing to this list?
Non-subscribed address are allowed to post, because new problem reports
come from non-subscribers. On lists where we only permit subscriber
postings, we still get spam slipping through with forged from:
lines, presumably gathered from the same time as the destination address.
Donald Becker email@example.com
Scyld Computing Corporation http://www.scyld.com
410 Severn Ave. Suite 210 Second Generation Beowulf Clusters
Annapolis MD 21403 410-990-9993