Meta: Sender names on the Blinux list

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sun Aug 14 17:19:33 UTC 2022

Depending on your linux setup, use of procmail and spamassassin can weed
spam out and do it effectively.
The squirrelmail system isn't fully accessible with lynx and that's why I
don't use it.  I have email put in maildir format too since that way
malware filtering is easier too since the whole mbox file isn't
quarrantined but only the specific messages holding the malware.
The keys to managing spam is the ~/.spamassassin/user_prefs file.  You can
edit that with a text editor and so long as you get your formats correct,
it will work.
If I don't get useful mail from, I put an entry like
in user_prefs and save that file then delete the offender from my inbox.
That * is important since anything from that domain gets blocked.
Depending on how spamassassin is set up, it can potentially report all of
that spam to data bases which will help adjust spamassassin for others.
This is admittedly a command line spam management approach but I find it
effective.  Something else to do is to copy that user_prefs file to one or
more other locations maybe with different names so anyone hacking your
system won't be able to permanently erase your work.

On Sun, 14 Aug 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> You are not.
> A while back, a couple of years ago perhaps?
> someone managed to hack the list, taking email addresses, and sending  porn
> focused spam to members.
> for their protection, the list mods decided to keep from email addresses out
> of the field.
> Hope that helps,
> On Sun, 14 Aug 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Pardon a newbie question from someone who just recently re-joined this list.
> > Am I the only one who is only getting the list name in the From header of
> > emails on this list? If not, can anyone chime in on why this is happening? I
> > have my guess, but prefer verified facts over speculation.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Matt Campbell
> > mattcampbell at
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