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dave at horsfall.org
Mon Dec 1 01:49:49 PST 2014
On Mon, 1 Dec 2014, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> The second address you mentioned is not subscribed to the MacPorts
> lists. The first is.
Aha... The old trick of steal a subscriber's address, and post to the
list using it, thereby spamming the list. I haven't seen that for some
Not a lot you can do, short of requiring authentication, as SMTP was never
designed with security in mind. Best you can do is run some sort of DNSBL
check against posters, so had the malware site been listed then it
would've been refused.
As it happens, it's listed at a number of sites, but you'd need to balance
running a spam-free list against losing subscribers posting from spammy
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU) "Bliss is a MacBook with a FreeBSD server."
http://www.horsfall.org/spam.html (and check the home page whilst you're there)
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