Opened 7 months ago

Closed 7 months ago

#3030 closed enhancement (fixed)

mailing list LIVE getting spam

Reported by: darkblueb Owned by: sac@…
Priority: normal Milestone: Sysadmin Contract 2023-II
Component: SysAdmin/Mailman Keywords: email, osgeolive, spam


for months and perhaps years, the osgeo mailing list

has been quiet, almost zero spam.. three or four a month or similar. Starting on 09Nov23, spam is on the list.. first set of twelve msgs, next set is eighteen msgs.. Not "terrible" but why did this begin now?

sample msg

 messages from
[1]	Subject:	Help Keep Utility Costs Down with New Replacement Windows from Renewal by Andersen
 	Size:	2746 bytes
 	Reason:	Post by non-member to a members-only list
 	Received:	Fri Nov 10 21:14:23 2023

Return-Path: <>
X-Greylist: delayed 639 seconds by postgrey-1.36 at osgeo6; Fri, 10 Nov 2023 21:14:22 PST
Received: from ( [])
	by (Postfix) with ESMTP id D7348613C19B
	for <>; Fri, 10 Nov 2023 21:14:22 -0800 (PST)
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2023 18:49:42 -0500
Message-ID: 3a76s93iwmiiv24x3rg28wdhre0s7<29986454.1180728024697.G9KpIMebNF@Y0CVX0UQ3>
In-Reply-To: __Random_anm[19,U]
Content-Type: text/html; charset="UTF-8"
Mime-Version: 1.0
From: Welcome to Replacement Windows<>
x-mid: 08gWBB
Subject: Help Keep Utility Costs Down with New Replacement Windows from Renewal by Andersen
X-MSMail-Priority: High
References: tncxoom5u

Change History (6)

comment:1 by strk, 7 months ago

Nothing changed in Mailman configuration, it's just happening that more spammers are trying to send spam to the list, I guess. This is why most lists (including the LIVE one) require subscriptions, right ?

I'm not sure there's much to do here, other than maybe adding overall spam filtering on the incoming email, which could be better handled in ticket #3009

comment:2 by strk, 7 months ago

Keywords: spam added
Priority: majornormal
Type: defectenhancement

comment:4 by darkblueb, 7 months ago

@cvvergara all emails on that list are moderated.. I have marked fifty emails "discard" in five days.. there are more today?

comment:5 by cvvergara, 7 months ago

Milestone: UnplannedSysadmin Contract 2023-II

Changed the setting:

Action to take for postings from non-members for which no explicit action is defined. to: Discard.

comment:6 by cvvergara, 7 months ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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