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Re: cvs commit to ddp/manuals.sgml/securing-howto by jfs

On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 09:52:45AM +0000, Oliver Elphick wrote:
> > Hackers have put my user id into
> > redistributing lists of your technical forum.
> > I can't unsubcribe with automated system because
> > my user id is not on the main list.
> > Please help.  I received tons of unwanted mails.
> > Please forward this request to the list owner
> You can't be subscribed to a Debian list without sending a confirmatory
> email.  Are you saying hackers did this too?
> > > -- 
> > > To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to
> > > debian-doc-request@lists.debian.org
> > > with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact
> > > listmaster@lists.debian.org
> Why not follow the last part of these instructions instead of emailing
> every list?

Someone can register their account (for example, a free mail from yahoo or
hotmail or whatever) to the mailing list, and then set up forwarding of all
the mail to the victim's address.

What needs to be done is to send a message with _full_ headers to
listmaster@d.o who will then remove the abuser's e-mail (and probably notify
their ISP of the abuse).

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