[Wine] list spam related question

Martin Gregorie martin at gregorie.org
Fri Sep 23 05:32:45 CDT 2011

On Thu, 2011-09-22 at 18:52 -0700, James McKenzie wrote:
> Blocking or shutting down the mail gateway would not do much for cutting 
> down the spam.  I just blocked two more sites and banned five more users 
> that were spammers on the FORUM site.
> 99% of the spam is coming from 'live' posters on the Forums.
Some actual figures
I have a spam collection of that I use to develop Spamassassin rules.
Right now it contains 612 messages. 354 of those have a
'List-id:.*wine-users.winehq.org' header, i.e. I was sent them by the
Wine users mailing list. Thats 58% of the collection. Here's a breakdown
of where those 354 messages came from:

5   ( 1.4%) contain the 'X-Nabble-from' header, so are from Nabble
15  ( 4.2%) come from other places
334 (94.4%) contain the "From: somename <wineforum-user at winehq.org>" header,
            so are from the Wine users forum.

Bottom line: I agree with James. Virtually all the spam on the list
comes from the Wine users forum.


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