Re: DoS? Spam sent to debian-events-nl results in forced "de-sub-scri-be"
Here a human response.
Yes, there are several automated responses in play.
One is due preventing that administrative requests,
like subscribing and unsubscribing, reach humans at the mailinglist.
Sorry that it did harm you.
The other automated message was about informing
that you were unscribe because "your" mailserver doesn't accept
email from the mailinglist mailserver.
That brings us closer to the problem that is often named "spam". For
now I want to avoid the discussion how much freedom of speech it is.
Switching a mailinglist from "open posting" to "subscriber only posting"
is _not_ a one time action. It is the longtime duty of moderating
posts from non-subscribers.
So before configurating email@example.com. to "subscriber only"
there have to be people willing to moderate.
How to volunteer for it? Sorry, I don't know, unfamiliar with it.
About the automatic unsubscribe: Do again a 'subscribe' and
explain to "your" mailserver that you do want email from lists.d.o.
Volunteer at several lists outside lists.d.o
On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 10:39:10AM +0200, Emilien Klein wrote:
> Hmm, just changing the subject doesn't work, the mailing list is still
> trying to get me off the subscription. I've replaced all the words starting
> with "un", "sub" in the middle and ending in "scribe" by "de-sub-scri-be"
> in the body and subject of the mails below.
> Let's see if this time it goes through...
> Le ven. 11 mai 2018 à 10:34, Emilien Klein <firstname.lastname@example.org> a
> écrit :
> > Re-sending this message with a different subject, since the word
> > "unsubcribe" in the subject makes the debian-events-nl mailing list think
> > I'm trying to "de-sub-scri-be" :
> > I got an automated mail from "SmartList" (
> > email@example.com), first line being
> > "WARNING:
> > Please try to use 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> > the next time when issuing "de-sub-scri-be" requests."
> > No, thanks "SmartList", I'm not trying to "de-sub-scri-be" ...
> > Hopefully this message makes it through with this new subject?
> > Cheers,
> > Emilien
> > ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> > From: Emilien Klein <email@example.com>
> > Date: ven. 11 mai 2018 à 09:55
> > Subject: DoS? Spam sent to debian-events-nl results in forced
> > "de-sub-scri-be"
> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Cc: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Dear Listmasters,
> > I have apparently been automatically "de-sub-scri-bed" from the
> > debian-events-nl.
> > Looking at the bounced message that caused the forced "de-sub-scri-be"
> > (linked to in the mail below, also available at
> > https://lists.debian.org/debian-events-nl/2018/05/msg00000.html or
> > attached to this mail for >7 days reference), the Google email servers have
> > rejected the message because "this message is likely suspicious due to the
> > very low reputation of the sending domain." Looking at the body of the
> > message, it is clearly spam/cryptojacking [*], so I am in fact happy that
> > Google rejected that specific email.
> > Looking at the archive of the list
> > https://lists.debian.org/debian-events-nl/, the last 3 messages sent to
> > that list since January 2018 are spam without any "real" message being sent
> > since December. Could it be that my Google email servers rejected the 3
> > messages, and that the Debian mailing list forces an "de-sub-scri-be" after
> > 3 consecutive rejects?
> > If you ask me, it's unfortunate though that the Debian mailing list
> > mechanism allows spammers to cause what could be described as a Denial of
> > Service, resulting in me getting forcefully "de-sub-scri-bed" . And I
> > assume other users of Google email are similarly getting "de-sub-scri-bed"
> > , this could thus maybe even be described as a Distributed Denial of
> > Service since one message (spam from spammer to mailing list) results in a
> > multiplication of the issue (multiple users being force "de-sub-scri-bed"
> > ), thus knocking these users off the Debian mailing list service for the
> > future.
> > Best,
> > Emilien
> > [*] If you wonder about the content without opening the attachment, the
> > message requests the sending of "940 united state dollar in
> > BTC(cryptocurrency)" to "eliminate the records" of "your web camera made
> > the videotape with you wanking, in addition it captured exactly the porn
> > video you masturbated on. In next few days my malware grabbed all your
> > social and work contacts."
> > P.S.: top-posting since responding to an automated email, responding to
> > the message as a whole instead of specific parts of the mail below.
> > Le ven. 11 mai 2018 02:49, Debian Listmaster Team <
> > email@example.com> a écrit :
> >> Dear former subscriber,
> >> We've encountered severe problems while sending listmail to your
> >> emailaddress firstname.lastname@example.org.
> >> These problems lead to the unsubscription from the following list:
> >> * debian-events-nl (Fri May 4 00:45:15 2018)
> >> (https://lists.debian.org/bounces/0Lm+uqhDV7TCUdCoU1Qfyw)
> >> (The Timestamp shows the Date in GMT when unsubscription happened, the
> >> link points to a copy of the latest bounce we received and will be valid
> >> for seven days)
> >> For more information see https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/ListMaster/FAQ
> >> You are welcome to contact us, if you think this message was
> >> sent in error.
> >> This reminder-mail may be sent again every seven days. After thirty days
> >> we'll stop trying to send again.
> >> Sincerely,
> >> The Listmaster Team
> >> --
> >> https://lists.debian.org
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