spammers on this list

John G Heim jheim at
Tue Apr 18 16:32:51 UTC 2017

I don't know, it seems pretty clear to me that there is a bot on this 
list automatically responding to messages posted to the list. Like I 
said, the hard part might be figuring which email address it is. But it 
might be as easy as banning amy.kristen7931 at We have no way 
of knowing whether it would be that easy since you can't get a 
subscriber list unless you are the list owner.

Well, there certainly has not been a groundswell of support for me to 
create an alternate list on I suppose I could just create the 
list and see what happens. I think part of my problem with this spam is 
that as a matter of principle, I think the owner of a list should take 
his responsibility more seriously. That kind of thing probably bothers 
me more than it should. I am one of those guys who pays all the taxes he 
owes even if he knows he could get away with paying less. I am getting 
more and more irritated with Red Hat every day.

On 04/15/2017 08:33 PM, Karen Lewellen wrote:
 > In fact it is hard to paint just what they are doing.
 > I posted in this thread once.
 > However, and keeping the same subject line, I get an e-mail from this
 > person with each post it seems... in this thread I mean.
 > Kare
 > On Sat, 15 Apr 2017, John G. Heim wrote:
 >> But this particular spammer isn't harvesting email addresses from the
 >> archive.
 >> On 04/14/2017 10:31 PM, Jeffery Mewtamer wrote:
 >>>  Considering that the list archives can be viewed by anyone at
 >>>  and be downloaded as gzipped plain text files that include the e-mail
 >>>  address from which each message was sent, I think it's fair to say
 >>>  there's next to nothing any list moderators could do to address spam,
 >>>  and unless an alternative list either lacks public archives or has
 >>>  archives that strip e-mail addresses from the from fields, it will be
 >>>  just as vulnerable to spambots.
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