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Re: Spamming the World through Open Debian Mailinglists (Re: lists.debian.org has received bounces from you)

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:

> Ben Pfaff <blp@cs.stanford.edu> writes:
>> Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> 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.
Ben Pfaff 

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