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Re: RE : ... blah lbah blah ... spam

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On Sun, Aug 06, 2017 at 10:35:56PM +1000, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> Seems there's a fair bit of responding to what is evidently spam, so
> perhaps it's been a while since an old-hand explained these ropes:

The person having responded "stop" to that mail is most probably *not* on
the mailing list. Either write them directly (which most of the time won't
help) or just report the thing itself as spam.

The way I guess that works is: some random victim (in this case
colette.chaillou76) receives the spam, which contains also a Cc:
to debian-user@ (or whatever high volume list). This person hits
"reply all", requesting the spam to stop (not all will do it, but
a probability greater than zero pays off for the spammer).

The Cc may well be spoofed, so that we don't even see the original
mail. Or that gets caught in the list's spam filter.

Think bounce spam with a human interface in the middle.

If you want to harangue somebody, then it'd be the sender directly.
In the current case, better try French :-)

- -- tomás
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