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Re: I recieve spam "Debian security."

On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 03:28:14PM +0700, Surachai Locharoen wrote:
> Where this spam come form?

Chances are you've posted on a Debian list recently.

It looks like spam.  It isn't technically spam.  But it is annoying.
Some ISP somewhere has the idea that it has to challenge all incoming
email to make sure it isn't spam.  This is the challenge.  One of their
costomers has, apparently, subscribed to debian-user.a Debian list. So
debian-user email arrives at that ISP from debian-user, and the ISP 
sends a cahllenge.  This is it.

They don't seem to get it through their heads that this is not a good 
way to eliminate spam.  They seem to think that they have to find the 
actual user who has subscribed to debian-user, and they don't seem to 
have a clue how to go about it.

I'm not sure when or why the messages go the original paster vs the 
entire list, though.

-- hendrik

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