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Month: October 2020

[trinity-users] Re: [OT] Spam

From: Slávek Banko via tde-users <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:21:59 +0100
On Saturday 24 of October 2020 21:13:41 Michael via tde-users wrote:
> S'Okay, we all know spam exists, and any list is going to get some...
> I'm also pretty sure the mods of our list delete the spammer's account
> immediately.
> So? Please? Can we agree to just delete what does get through?
> Best All,
> Michael
> ____________________________________________________

Hi all,

I analyzed the incoming spam from the first one that appeared. All these 
cases had one thing in common: they were not sent by e-mail, but via the 
Hyperkitty web interface.

This means that the spammer made an effort for him to join the conference, 
confirm the verification email for the subscription, log in to the web 
interface and take advantage of the fact that with Hyperkitty it is 
possible to use the mailing list in a way like a web forum.

For this reason, the post was first processed by Mailman, who creates 
emails for individual participants. Only then, these emails were processed 
by the mail server, which has an integrated spam filter. Therefore, these 
emails had the advantage of spam ratings, as they were created locally.

The question is how to deal with it? Each of these emails was sent from a 
different address - different participants => it will not be effective to 
block a specific participants here. And since spams sent in this way are 
currently very rare cases, it seems too restrictive to prevent the use of 
Hyperkitty for posting to mailing lists.

I suggest waiting to see if sending spam in this way will continue to be 
negligible or increase. And decide according to how it will continue. I 
believe that the necessary input effort is so large that it is unlikely to 
bring the expected result for spammers. That's why I hope that spam 
doesn't have to increase.

What is your opinion?

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