Re: getting viruses/spam after posting to this list
On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 09:30:10PM +1000, James Mills wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 10:56:13AM +0100, Eliot Stock wrote:
> > After my first post to this list last night, I woke up this morning
> > to find 40 helpful "MS security updates" in my inbox.
> > How are other people dealing with this? Does the list consider this
> > a problem, or is it just up to me to fight this at my server? If so
> > a pointer to any URLs that lay out all the options for server-side
> > spam and virus blocking would be helpful, maybe it's time I
> > installed something. Is obfuscating addresses on the list pointless
> > because harvesters aren't fooled? What's the score?
> I just registered tonight and I'm now getting 2-4 emails every 5
> minutes. This is absolutely ridicoulous :(
> What can we do besides spoof our email address ? Obviously it's
> already too late for me :(
Filter viciously. It's trivial to catch the Swen virus with procmail;
harder to catch all the anti-virus junk.
I've always used my real address on Debian mailing lists.
* > 140000
* < 165000
(from Kevin Buhr)
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]