Re: Spamming the World through Open Debian Mailinglists (Re: lists.debian.org has received bounces from you)
Russ Allbery <email@example.com> writes:
> Ben Pfaff <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Don Armstrong <email@example.com> writes:
>>> If you sign up for mail from mailing lists, just discard mail that you
>>> don't want to read that comes in from us with Priority: bulk or List-*
>>> headers instead of bouncing it. A mailing list is little more than a
>>> glorified mail forwarder: bouncing forwarded mail is wrong.
>> I don't control my mail server, so I can't make it do that.
> For whatever it's worth, Stanford's main campus servers never bounce spam
> for basically this reason. We either silently discard it if it's
> extremely high-probability spam or we deliver it tagged and let the
> recipient filter it or not as they choose.
For what it's worth, I wasn't trying to say anything about the
main Stanford or Stanford CS department mail servers. Even
though I use @cs.stanford.edu as my primary email address, my
mail gets forwarded off campus to a completely different site
thousands of miles away.