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Re: viral spam from MIBs list?

Hi -

> From: "Andrew G. Malis" <andy.malis@tellabs.com>
> To: "Randy Presuhn" <randy_presuhn@mindspring.com>
> Cc: <mibs@ops.ietf.org>; <ietf-secretariat@ietf.org>
> Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 10:19 AM
> Subject: Re: viral spam from MIBs list?

> Randy,
> Unfortunately, quite a bit of the viral spam I'm seeing on that list is
> forging your return address.  Fred Baker's return address is also being
> used quite a bit.  It would be good to get the spam filters adjusted on all
> of the ietf.org email lists, thus I've cc'ed the IETF secretariat.

Two minor points to note:
     1) the randy_presuhn@bmc.com address is no longer mine;
        I escaped from BMC last January.
     2) the MIBs list is on ops.ietf.org, which is adminstered separately
        from the ietf.org lists

BTW, I've found blocking multipart MIME and HTML to be a very
simple and effective way to block spam on IETF WG lists, with
very few false positives to approve manually.