[Rack] Spam to the rack list.

Miah Johnson miah at chia-pet.org
Mon Jun 21 15:16:00 PDT 2010


Most likely its because "rack" is a single simple word. Spam tends to brute
force emails (eg; brian, john, sarah, @..), you don't see it on
"noisebridge-discuss" because "noisebridge" . "-" . "discuss" aren't
attempted (especially since noisebridge is unlikely to be in their
dictionary). Changing "rack" to "rack-discuss" would probably solve the
problem.

-Miah

On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 2:51 PM, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 01:34:00PM -0700, Rubin Abdi wrote:
> > Yesterday I got notifications about 25 individual bits of spam for this
> > list.
> >
> >
> http://0.starset.net/screenies/Noisebridge_-_rubin%40starset.net-20100621-133259.png
> >
> > Every time I get one I hand review to see if the email is legitimate or
> > not. So far the list has only gotten 1 or 2 pieces of legitimate mail
> > from someone who wasn't subscribed. I'm pretty sure both of these times
> > the senders went and registered on the list and simply resent their
> message.
>
> FWIW, we don't see anywhere near this volume of spam to the other lists;
> I don't know why the rack list is so much worse off.  (AFAICS it's all
> being delivered direct to rack at lists, not being redirected by any
> standard aliases like postmaster@ or anything like that, either.)
>
> > Unless someone would like to dive in head first to figure out why the
> > Rack list is getting so much spam and possibly fix it, I'm going to
> > start ignoring these notifications all together starting tomorrow.
> >
> > If you'd like to take over the task of moderating this list (or
> > basically playing the garbage man), I'd be happy to pass the task off to
> > you if you haven't shown what I consider to be an abuse of power here at
> > Noisebridge.
>
> It's easy to add additional moderators to deal with the backlog even if
> you remain "list owner", but I'm happy to implement whatever solution
> you'd prefer.
>
> -andy
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