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Dave Horsfall dave at
Mon Dec 1 08:05:59 PST 2014

On Mon, 1 Dec 2014, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> > The spam and spammer isn't really interesting though.  I think it's 
> > more interesting that it was let through.  The list software should do 
> > a bit more than a naïve string match against the "From:" field...
> I have no reason to believe that that's what the list software does. I 
> don't know what it does though. The software is Mailman, so if anyone 
> wants to investigate and let us know, that would be great.

It would use either "Return-Path:" (derived from the envelope), or "From:" 
(which as we can see can be forged).  I don't have the original message 
any more, unfortunately, as the only spam I save (yes, really) are those 
reported to SpamCop.

The Subject: probably ought to be changed, as the OP would be feeling a 
little embarrassed by now...

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