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Re: Your friends...... whatever.



On Sat, 5 Sep 1998, Igor Grobman wrote:

> Some time around  Thu, 03 Sep 1998 14:37:55 +1200, 
>          Michael Beattie wrote:
>  > 
>  > Isnt that a valid reason to filter out @hotmail.com, @lycos.com etc?????
> 
> I am the debian anti-spam person, and I don't like to blanketly filter on 
> from: addresses.  Hotmail or lycos do not have anything to do with spammers.  
> Most of the time the spammers set their from address to an invalid hotmail 
> address just because that's the service they know.  However, there are more 
> than a few people who use such email services legitimately.  I would rather 
> block the real providers of the spammers (those that give them access and/or 
> relay for them) rather than block on the from: address which does not mean 
> much with spammers.

True.. I stand corrected. I just got too much spam that Thursday :)

> Having said that there is one exception to this rule ;-) and that is aol.com . 
> It has been established that 99.9% of the mail with @aol.com from field has 
> nothing to do with any topics relevant to debian lists.  Right now, all 
> aol.com posts come to me, and I forward them to the list if necessary (I 
> haven't had to do any of that lately).

Heh... its funny really.. AOL has quite strict rules does it not? Correct
me if I am wrong.

>  > I dont know about anyone else... But that sort of $#@! really bugs me.
>  > Unfortunately, my spam filter wont catch stuff sent to the list.. :(
>  
> 
> I am trying my best to make sure debian lists do not get spam.

You do a pretty good job... from what I have seen. I just meant the odd
one or two like the one I referred to here.

                       Michael Beattie (mickyb@es.co.nz)

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