Subject: Re: port-alpha spam? (Y2K and FEMA)
To: None <,>
From: Ross Harvey <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/28/1998 16:16:55
> From Wed Oct 28 15:57:19 1998
> Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 09:28:50 +1000
> From: Matthew ALDOUS <>
> To:
> Subject: port-alpha spam? (Y2K and FEMA)
> Hello,
>     I just noticed this, and had to think twice why
> might be sending me Y2K spam. The From: line was the first give
> away (I've replaced my domain details with "xxx", and Project.Manager
> isn't a valid alias here)
>     I know this may not be a common occurance (has everyone on
> port-alpha
> been siphoned into a spam list?) - but how should I filter this? (anyone
> got
> a "smart" procmail filter?)
> Have fun,
> Matthew.

Most of the NetBSD lists got hit with that one and it has been followed
up on. So far, there hasn't been much spam...what little gets through seems
to provoke even more discussion than there was spam to start with, but
essentially the question comes down to whether or not we close the lists
so that you must be a subscriber in order to post. If the spam situation was
bad we might do that, but for infrequent random spams it would complicate
life for the users a bit: some people read via news gateways, web site
summaries...and we don't yet require them to register in order to post.

  --Ross Harvey