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Re: uol.com.br and petsupermarket

Matthew R Dempsky <mrd@alkemio.org> writes:
> On Tue, Mar 14, 2006 at 07:34:35AM +0100, Adrian von Bidder wrote:

>> Since it's not Debian mail *to* uol.com.br that's the problem, but mail
>> *from* them, I'd just habe blacklisted all @uol.com.br sender addresses
>> and their IP space for incoming mail instead.  But I'm not listmaster.

> The challenge-response spam from uol.com.br isn't passing through the
> Debian mail servers.  It's sent directly to posters.

Blocking it to the Debian servers does protect those of us who use
debian.org addresses on the lists.

Unfortunately, this is pretty much the nastiest possible mailing list
problem, and there really is no good solution.  There's nothing that the
mailing list managers can really do to stop the messages unless somehow
the address that's doing the forwarding can be identified, and they've
already tried all the obvious things.  I'm not sure punitive measures are
going to help either, but I can understand the frustration.

Some mailing lists just almost always have this problem.  BUGTRAQ is
particularly bad.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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