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Re: Why can I not receive mail from this list

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Why can I not receive mail from this list
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 07:33:11 +0200

> Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 13:05:02 -0600
> From: "Kevin Gallagher" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> It's not a daily occurrence, but it happens often enough to be a real 
> problem for unmoderated mailing lists and unsuspecting readers of those 
> lists, nevertheless. Each time I have received one of these suspect mail 
> messages, I always examine the full mail header.  Since signing up for the 
> Emacs mailing lists, every one of these fraudulent notices sent to me has 
> come by way of one of the Emacs mailing lists.
> All it takes is for one unsuspecting person to get burned and to report it. 
> Then, seeing that a number of these are being sent through FSF lists, the 
> site admin takes an easy path and blocks all mail from those lists and 
> reports his findings to one or more of the blacklist sites.  To prevent this 
> from happening in the future, the administrator of the FSF lists may have no 
> alternative but to take some defensive measures and put into place a filter 
> that blocks the distribution of known fraudulent messages.

You may not be aware of that, but the administrator of _this_ list
(your truly) did take some measures.  In particular, this list is now
moderated, but that should be almost invisible to the subscribers (if
it isn't, please tell me).

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