Spam on birding-aus

Subject: Spam on birding-aus
From: Koren Mitchell <>
Date: Sat, 20 Aug 2005 15:32:44 +0800
At 14:21 20/08/2005, Andrew Taylor wrote:

A test address I've put in the birding-aus archive has never received
any spam.  The new birding-aus archive has more elaborate protection
of e-mail addresses.  But its still offline pending the arrival of a
new disk.

This is further evidence that the spammers aren't harvesting individual addresses from the archives. They are sending the spam to the list address.

So, how are they doing this and is there a way of stopping it? Presumably they need to be subscribed in order to send to the list, don't they? Perhaps a better method of confirming subscription addresses is needed. (I can't remember whether there is any confirmation, it's been so long since I subscribed).

Cheers, Koren

Koren Mitchell
Hong Kong
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