On Sun, 8 Jul 2001, D. Stimits wrote:
> I'm forwarding something that apparently is from email harvesting. I
> doubt there is anything to be done to prevent spam harvesters, but
> considering how terrible it has become on gnu.org lists, I'll pose the
> question: is there anything, on a practical basis, that can help prevent
> spam email from being generated through this list? I suspect the answer
> is "no", but I thought I'd ask. I'm pasting the full header of the
> offending email below. I'd probably forward this to an abuse account at
> the sending location if not for the fact that it is a .jp, and Japan
> routinely supports spamming (there is no help in reporting spammers to
> Japanese ISP's it seems).
It didn't originate at a Japanese ISP -- if you look at the headers, the
spammer appears to have used a Popsite dial-up.
It might be a good idea if the linux-xfs list was set to use the MAPS DUL
and RBL, not to mention RSS.
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