Re: More on spam
On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 01:03:13PM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
> Sidney Brooks writes:
> > The price has been the endless spam, almost all which has either MS or
> > Microsoft in the return addresses.
> That's not spam. That's Swen worms. Your ISP could filter it (but
> probably won't).
> > Here is a suggested comprise. Let Debian set up two different debian-user
> > lists, one with and one without posting of addresses. Let Debian warn new
> > users of the situation and let them choose their list.
> There is no point in making such suggestions here. Those who manage this
> list do not read it. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
> BTW Swen is probably getting our addresses mostly from the mail->news
> gateway and from the address books of infected users. Spammers scrape the
> Web but Swen doesn't.
How do you KNOW where Swen is getting the addresses? Probably is good enough
for idle conversation, but not good enough for crafting a solution. I like
Karsten's suggestion for doing some research.
Paul E Condon