Test mail to bind-users

Warren Kumari warren at kumari.net
Thu May 31 14:39:14 UTC 2018

On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 3:48 AM Matus UHLAR - fantomas
<uhlar at fantomas.sk> wrote:
> >On Wed, 30 May 2018, Michael McNally wrote:
> >>We have had reports that posts to bind-users are (in at least some
> >>cases) triggering unwelcome direct-to-the-submitter messages from
> >>spammers.
> it was about time ;-)
> On 31.05.18 08:28, G.W. Haywood via bind-users wrote:
> >I'm not sure that there's much that a list manager can do about it.
> they can find the abusers relay posts to spam senders and remove them.
> I have met similar case on IRC some 15-20 years ago. Spammer joined a
> channel, and relayed nicknames of those who joined (or left) so they got
> spam srom another nickname

... these has also been a (recent) issue where someone subscribed
their ticketing system to the list, and so every posting got a:
[ RT - #4217 ] AutoReply: Re: <you message>

Thank you for opening a ticket. We will get to it soon.


> >This has been an issue for most of the lists to which I've subscribed
> >for decades.  My list addresses only accept mail from the lists to
> >which they're subscribed, and I'd imagine most other subscribers (at
> >least to the BIND list) would take similar precautions if necessary.
> not everyone can set up such configuration and not everyone of those who can
> is willing to play with it.
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I don't think the execution is relevant when it was obviously a bad
idea in the first place.
This is like putting rabid weasels in your pants, and later expressing
regret at having chosen those particular rabid weasels and that pair
of pants.

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