At 2:10 AM -0400 8/1/02, Nick Simicich is rumored to have typed:
> I have a policy that disallows this -- external exploders and archives and
> so forth.
To which at 2:45 AM -0400 8/1/02, Chuq Von Rospach responded:
> Silly (sort of) question. Is it published?
Sillier question...is there some "boilerplate" statement that can catch
the bulk of this stuff? I know on some of my lists there are disgruntled
people running closet distributions, and don't much care since they can't
annoy others on the "real" lists by posting, but I routinely check the
spiders to see if any of these jerks are republishing on the Web.
All we have here is a copyright statement in each mailing restricting
republication without permission. I have the feeling we're gonna need much
more than that...can't wait to spend money on an attorney for a couple of
Nick Simicich also said:
> This rule in your GLOBAL access_rules should completely lock them out of a
> virtual domain if you add it to the access_rules in Majordomo2.
And of course, there are different ways for other mailing list servers.
But I'm curious to know if you perchance have copies of the original
subscription requests - if they are envelope-from gmane.org, there doesn't
seem to be any reason not to just REJECT their mail on the sendmail level
(other than the postmaster argument, which I'd maintain doesn't apply here
since I don't want to talk to these clowns AT ALL and it's my server/my
choice, can anyone think of a legitimate reason to accept mail from them?).
Chuq Von Rospach wound up with:
> Thanks for catcing this, nick.
Add my humble thanks to his...this is looking as ugly as mail-archive.com
or findmail.com (at least the latter is out of business). Anyone maintaining
a list of these archivers?
A virtual chihuahua, gnawing on the pantleg of the annoying and foolish.
It's futile, but I am undaunted.