[ih] more on bogus list unsubscribes
touch at isi.edu
Tue Aug 11 10:37:36 PDT 2015
On 8/9/2015 9:05 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> In that case, since the subscriber list is private, either it is a list
> member who's doing it, or somebody who has extracted valid email addresses
> from the public list archive, in order to fabricate URLs of the form
FYI, every post anyone makes to "reply-all" includes the actual address
of at least the party to whom they're responding.
It might be useful to trim your recipient lists to only the list address.
Joe (list admin)
> It's hard to see a motivation* for this, so I still wonder whether it isn't
> a software quirk somewhere.
> *I know that seeking for rational motivation may be a fool's errand.
> On 10/08/2015 15:21, Joe Touch wrote:
>> Hi, all,
>> The requests appear to be coming from the web interface. Either someone
>> wrote a script or is manually trying to unsubscribe.
>> There is no admin configuration that disables that web page and we would
>> not want to do that for others who legitimately want to unsubscribe. The
>> unsubscribe page would benefit from a CAPTCHA, but the version of
>> Mailman we are using doesn't have that feature.
>> At this point, the only solution I can recommend is to either ignore or
>> automatically discard these messages.
>> Joe (list admin)
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