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Month: October 2020

[trinity-users] Re: [OT] Spam

From: "Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:45:26 +0100
Hi Slavec,

Anno domini 2020 Tue, 27 Oct 16:21:59 +0100
 Sl�vek Banko via tde-users scripsit:
> 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?
> Cheers

The same sort of spammers (same wording, diction, phrasing etc.) are active in e.g. arduino forum nad raspberrypi forum since ~ 6 months. Good thing is that the activity has been is going down in the last months, so most likeley this problem will go away in some months on its own.


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