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Subject: Re: [LIST-UPDATE] Spam sent to Mail Lists
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 13:12:09 EDT
In a message dated 9/19/2006 12:43:14 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Since the changeover to Mailman, for the first time ever,
I have seen spam sent to mail lists. Most, if not all,
seems to be computer translations using a very bad
program; i.e. one that is selecting definitions of English
They all come from those who are not listmembers.
If no one else is experiencing this, I may have some
sort of spyware on my computer.
Well, you showed me the headers of the spam you had been receiving and one
of two things has happened--either the spammer has become subbed to the list
and the spam it getting straight through or (more likely) the admin is just
approving everything they find in Pending Requests without checking to see what
posts are valid and which ones are spam.
In either case, the correct course of action would be to write to the admin
and and check into what is going on.