Re: [Asrg] Join ASRG and display your email address for the spammers!!

Yakov Shafranovich <research@solidmatrix.com> Sun, 15 June 2003 06:27 UTC

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To: Shannon Jacobs <shanen@acm.org>, Asrg@ietf.org
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Subject: Re: [Asrg] Join ASRG and display your email address for the spammers!!
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Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 22:50:06 -0400

At 07:24 AM 6/14/2003 +0900, Shannon Jacobs wrote:

>Hey, not trying to sound bent out of shape and all that, and it's too bloody
>late now, but I just wanted to note that if I had realized that my email
>address was going to be reposted on a publicly accessible Web site and in a
>non-protected form, then I never would have dared to peek at this mailing
>list.
>
>Already mentioned that it's too late, but I'd still like to have my email
>address expunged. I had been wondering why the new spam was coming through
>this routing, and I don't want to waste more time dealing with it. And I am
>not amused to discover that ASRG was probably the source of the leak.

I have been getting some spam at this email address as well since 
participating in the group. However, this address was exposed in at least 
one other place, so I don't know for sure.

The program used for archiving the lists is MHonArc, which has an anti-spam 
module (see http://www.mhonarc.org/MHonArc/doc/resources/spammode.html) 
Perhaps the administrators can turn it on in order to make sure that 
addresses are not being harvested. The IETF mail administrator can be 
reached at mailadm@ietf.org (from https://www1.ietf.org/maillist.html) and 
the person that handles our list is Jakob Munoz who can be reached at 
jmunoz@ietf.org (from https://www1.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/asrg) GNU 
MailMan, which handles the actual mailing list, might have anti-spam 
features as well. Alas, for all we know that could be spammers on the list 
as well who want revenge, also I highly doubt it.

On the last note, consider this little gem from the IETF's spam control 
policy page (https://www1.ietf.org/spamcontrol.html)

"The Anti-Spam Research Group of the IRTF is ignored by all policies to 
prevent interruption of service."  

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