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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] E-mail spam sent to list owners

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] E-mail spam sent to list owners
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 23:17:16 GMT

    > > > - more generally I wonder if there's a legitimate use for the '-owner'
    > > >   aliases that Mailman creates

We, listhelper volunteers, have been contacted on -owner addresses
fairly often -- perhaps once every month or two, on average.  It seems a
shame to just make them bounce, since they're such a standard part of

To reduce the useless spambombs which get sent to all/most *-owner
addresses from time to time, I have gotten into the habit of changing
the visible address to things like


Humans have no trouble decoding that, but the automated harvesters just
blindly send to the invalid address.  It's the best compromise I've been
able to come up with.


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