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Re: [OM] bizarre list probelms

Subject: Re: [OM] bizarre list probelms
From: "Tom Trottier" <Tom@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 20:45:10 -0500
There are also some problem IPs available from http://www.spamcop.net which 
I use to report spammers.

Tom

On Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 17:22, Joshua Putnam 
<olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote re "Re: [OM] bizarre list probelms" saying:

> Tom@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> 
> > List owners have to watch who they approve when a list becomes a target.
> 
> 
> Individual lists are rarely specifically targetted. 
> Instead, web-crawling spambots send their junk mail to any 
> address they find while browsing public web pages and usenet 
> postings.  I used to have one address that only appeared on 
> a web page, but never was used for any outgoing email, 
> registrations, usenet, etc., and that address got a steady 
> stream of junk mail from that one web appearance.
> 
> Besides canning known spammers, list admins can take steps 
> such as setting a maximum number of recipients for a 
> message, and disallowing implicit addressing of the list 
> (the list has to be in the To: or Cc: headers, which 
> eliminates much commercial spam).
> 
> -- 
>            josh@xxxxxxxxx is Joshua Putnam
>              http://www.phred.org/~josh/
>          Braze your own bicycle frames.  See
>      http://www.phred.org/~josh/build/build.html
> 
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