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To: gentoo-dev@g.o
From: "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2@g.o>
Subject: Recent lists mail loss
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 20:40:28 +0000
As the listadmin, I'd like to apologize for some recent lists mail loss.

A spammer managed to get a subscription confirmation email send to a
spamtrap address, that promptly caused the lists server to be listed on
a blacklist for 12-14 hours.

During that time, approximately 2000 list deliveries were rejected due
to the RBL. First recorded rejection was around Feb 1 00:20 UTC, last
recorded was Feb 1 13:35 UTC.

I've included full log details in a blogpost:
http://robbat2.livejournal.com/236942.html

If you know anybody that runs similar spamtraps, please ask them to
ensure list confirmation requests are NOT treated as spam.

-- 
Robin Hugh Johnson
Gentoo Linux: Developer, Trustee & Infrastructure Lead
E-Mail     : robbat2@g.o
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