[CALUG] Very strange message from Bernie(?)

Matt Rechkemmer calug-list at aesir-corporation.com
Wed Mar 7 18:05:21 EST 2012

On Wed, Mar 07, 2012 at 05:41:23PM -0500, Chuck Frain wrote:
> Bernie uses a email verification program for when new people email him.
> What I am guessing is that a piece of spam coming to the CALUG list (for
> which he is an admin) triggered the response and it was sent to the
> mailing list due to the forged headers of the original spam message.
> Please ignore it as it is, in its current form, harmless. 

It's been said that these challenge-response spam "filters" cause more harm
than good.  Having worked as an ISP sys admin for several years, I've seen
the fallout from the "joe jobbing" that can occur.

There's a pretty worthy article on the effects here:


Matt Rechkemmer
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