[Re: failure notice spam]

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Tue Sep 14 22:39:22 PDT 2004

    Bleh.  Ok, I've taken care of this.    bestserv will now ignore any 
    email From: mailer-daemon@  (aka spammers who use our list addresses
    as their From:).  I'll add others if they come up.

    I think I have a solution to catch the mime-encoded spam, but allow
    list users to still post mime-encoded files.  I haven't implemented it
    yet but I think the solution is to simply require that people who post
    mime-encoded stuff include a special header with a password.  The
    password won't be secret or anything, we would publish it on our site,
    but spambots aren't going to bother generating it so we would be
    protected :-).


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