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Date: 2004-01-01 (20:01)
From: Matthieu BRUCHER <matthieu.brucher@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: SPAM via CAMl-List?!
Matt Gushee wrote:

>On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 06:27:00PM +0000, Alan Post wrote:
>>In article <20040101174711.GA1570@first.in-berlin.de>, Oliver Bandel wrote:
>>>do you also get a lot of spam via the CAML-LIST?
>>I suggest reading the list via nntp://news.gmane.org
>>The gmane.org mail/news gateway does spam tagging, along with the fun
>>archiving/search/webnews stuff.
>Yes, but the severity of the current problem is new. Up until maybe two
>weeks ago, I would get perhaps one spam message from Caml-list every
>week or two. Now it's 2-3 dozen a day. If this keeps up, I (like many
>other list members, no doubt) can try to teach SpamAssassin to filter
>out spam from Caml-list, but if there are false positives they will be
>diverted to my spam folder, which I only review every 2 or 3 weeks.
>So I'd rather not have to do that. The fact that this is a new problem,
>and is not occurring on other lists I subscribe to, suggests that the
>spammers are exploiting a weakness in the way this list is administered.
>I hope the list maintainers will look into it.
I agree...
BTW, Mozilla Spam Flter functions very well and it learns very fast.
A solution could be to accept mails from senders that are on the mailing 
list only, another useful behaviour could be to have a reply-to adress 
equal to the mailing list adress...


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