Subject: admin/15097: The gnats mail submission engine should be more robust
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/30/2001 00:13:21
>Synopsis: The gnats mail submission engine should be more robust
>Arrival-Date: Sat Dec 29 16:14:00 PST 2001
>Originator: Todd Vierling
duh.org: Pointing out the obvious since 1994.
There's a lot of spam collecting in the GNATS system, because the GNATS
submission engine is far too lenient. GNATS will accept any message, and
if it does not match a known PR, a new PR will be created with category
"pending", severity "serious", and priority "medium".
Send a random e-mail to email@example.com containing anything but a PR
or PR number.
Perhaps there's patches to GNATS out there that will cause it to bounce
mail which is not a valid PR form and which does not refer to a known PR?