Re: More problems with Debian and list SPAM
On Sat, Feb 16, 2002 at 03:37:36PM +0100, Manfred Wassmann wrote:
> Herbert Xu <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Manfred Wassmann <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > IMHO it doesn't make much sense to close the lists as long as they are
> > > available in full detail through the web interface. If you want to
> > > spam the list you can get as many valid sender addresses as you like.
> > Nope, emails sent directly can be easily filtered out.
> > If this is implemented, then it should be done for all @debian.org
> > emails.
> Hmm, either me or you didn't get the point here. What I was pointing
> at is that whitelist filtering may be easily bypassed if the email
> addresses on the whitelist are spread all over the web.
> Just google for some message that appeared on a debian list, take the
> sender address and use it as the fake sender of your spam.
And just how many spammers do you think would know enough
about how the debian mailing list spam filters would be set
up, and also have the motivation to spend the effort to do that?