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Christopher Clements <bcnjr5@gmail.com> writes:

>>That then provokes a small fraction of the victims to shout at us,
>>because they don't know ho to read headers.
>>That is what you are seeing.
> Are you saying that these messages were not sent to
> <debian-devel@lists.debian.org> and relayed to subscribers, but were
> instead forged to look like they were?

[I note that I missed this question earlier.]

Yes, the message that Illuminati got (which he subsequently replied to)
almost certainly didn't go via any debian infrastructure at all (if the
similar messages I got were anything to go by, which I think they are).

However, because the spam meaasges are created by copying most of the
headers from a genuine list mail, when you reply to such a message, it
turns up on our lists, and looks like it might even be a reply to a real
thread (until you notice that the body of the message they were replying
to has never previously been seen on the list).

Cheers, Phil.
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