Gentoo Archives: gentoo-announce

From: "Robin H. Johnson" <robbat2@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] Recent lists mail loss
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 22:10:38
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:

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
GnuPG FP   : 11AC BA4F 4778 E3F6 E4ED  F38E B27B 944E 3488 4E85