> In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, you wrote:
> >one of the sites that I run majordomo (1.94.3 on one, and 1.94.4 on the
> >other) seems to be egtting hit his mass-subscribes. No, not the type
> >where a lot of people are subscribed, but rather where 1 person attempts
> >to join all the lists at a site.
> It is probably somebody trying to subscription bomb somebody else.
> You should secure all of your lists with an up-front subscription con-
> firmation process (done via E-mail) in order to to minimize the damage to
> the bombed party.
I run my list with subscribe set at "closed+confirm", refuse to accept any
remail addresses without a legitimate ISP address that I can send a confirm
respond email to (admin keeps that address confidential - but I can get full
headers that way). And the "Who" list is locked. A nuisance, but it keeps the
spammers and trolls away. "Sam Spade" s/w is very useful too. ;) We may lose
some would be members because it all seems very confusing and time consuming,
but it sure helps keep the peace. :)
Got a remail sub request a couple of days ago, sent the form letter saying we
needed a legitimate address and was given one from mail.mty.itesm.mx (a
university I gather). The confirm respond request never got returned from that
> -- Ron Guilmette, Roseville, California ---------- E-Scrub Technologies,
> Inc. -- Deadbolt(tm) Personal E-Mail Filter demo:
> http://www.e-scrub.com/deadbolt/ -- Wpoison (web harvester poisoning) -
> demo: http://www.e-scrub.com/wpoison/
> "Ping can be used offensively, and it's shipped with every windows CD"
> -- Steve Atkins