[unisog] Changes to the administration of the Unisog list.

Kutz, Schley Andrew a.kutz at its.utexas.edu
Sun Jan 7 18:59:57 GMT 2007


I for one welcome our new auto-delete-non-subscriber bot overlords.

-- 
-a

"Condensing fact from the vapor of nuance."

ITS at The University of Texas at Austin

name:	Schley Andrew Kutz, MCSD, GCWN, VCP-VI3
mail:	a.kutz at its.utexas.edu
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-----Original Message-----
From: unisog-bounces at lists.dshield.org
[mailto:unisog-bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of Peter Van Epp
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 12:58 PM
To: UNIversity Security Operations Group
Subject: Re: [unisog] Changes to the administration of the Unisog list.

On Sat, Jan 06, 2007 at 11:04:05PM -0500, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> On Sat, 06 Jan 2007 15:36:45 PST, Saqib Ali said:
> 
> > But there is still people who subscribes to the list and then send
the
> > spam message, unfortunately.
> 
> It might be enlightening to look at the Received: headers in more
detail -
> remember that very little spam is actually from the address listed in
the
> From: field (except on rare occasions, totally accidentally).
> 
	
	It is worth noting that we aren't stopping list moderation
(which 
hopefully will catch spam from subscribed addresses), only automatically

discarding posts from non subscribers before it hits the moderators. To
approve Mr Ali's reply (which should be along soon) I had to read the
subject
lines of 29 obvious spam messages (and then bulk delete them), and
sometimes 
have to fetch and read the contents to see if the message is spam or a
legit 
post if the subject line isn't obviously spam (and we may miss legit
posts 
by accident if the subject looks like spam). This is what we are trying
to 
eliminate not moderation. 

Peter Van Epp / Operations and Technical Support 
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C. Canada
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