DragonFly bugs List (threaded) for 2007-05
Re: [issue662] Your Amb1en 0rder #63198
Ok, here is what we are going to have to do to fix the spamming
issue on the bugs@ mailing list.
The basic problem is that the bug tracker is sending email to the
bugs mailing list using a From: line of email@example.com.
Because of this, the bugs@ mailing list allows this address through.
Spammers often send spam To: an address and using a From: address
that is set to be the same as the To address. So... spammers using
this technique are able to post to the bugs@ list because we allow
its own address to post.
Simon needs to change the From: address that the bug tracker uses to
something other then firstname.lastname@example.org. We can then add
that address to the allow list for the bugs@ mailing list, and remove
email@example.com from the allow list.
I don't think the address has to do anything... it can just be a
sink-null. Anyone replying to a posting on the bugs@ list will reply
to the list anyhow.