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Re: Admin, filter this guy off!!!

From: zargon <zargonmaster@comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 00:14:46 -0500
Message-Id: <30F51FF1-6A76-11D8-8034-0003931D0928@comcast.net>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
To: "Martin E" <espmartin@hotmail.com>

Ditto what YOU said Martin!!!!
	I get upwards of 1k + spam every day... sometimes more.
	I use OSX - mail.app (Panther)
	The mail.app catches 99% of all the spam... but I keep getting the 
crap on *.w3.org from those two aforementioned virus senders.
	I don't get the virus.. .I don't open any attachments.  I allow only 
text email.. NO html.
	I have special filters for www-html@w3.org... the spam still slips 
through to my mail-list mailbox.
	Sure glad I don't do WindoZe.

And yes... ONE more time... ADMIN... where are you????

	I thought that this list was moderated... at least every once in a 
	Admin must be on vacation.
	Or mabey he got deleted by the new Mydoom ? :-)

At any rate.... I too agree something must be done at the LIST level.
	Martin... maybe you could volunteer to write the Admin a simple script 
for filtering this crap OFF the list.


Somewhere in HotLanta

On Feb 28, 2004, at 10:55 PM, Martin E wrote:

Hello Kurtis and List (sorry for the top-posting),

Yes, I run filters. Yes, I have anti-virus/firewall/spam/spyware
software running as well. The point is, this can (and should) be caught
on the /admin/ level.

The List Admin should be aware of what passes through his/her
network, whether it be the sys admin checking the firewall (Cisco
PIX is my fav.) logs - noting the _should_not_be_allowed_anyway_ 
(containing virus strings that can be searched for), or the web
master moderating (or just the occasional check see) the list
for just such an occasion as this.

Let's say:
I offered you, a Golden Labrador, an account on my Pure Breed
Dog List. I also allowed Cat Pornography to pass through - on a much
more frequent basis than your highly anticipated post on the /perils
of non-licensed Dog Groomers/, I bet you'd want to be the /one/
to schedule my vet. appointment for spaying!

Bottom-line is that this list /can/ be a 99% safe place for the rash and
  /I got new mail, I gotta open it up!!!/ - not needing to double-think
that the msg is spoofed and contains a harmful, data eating virus.

Anyway, that's how I see it.

Martin /dog-lover/ E.

----- Original Message -----
From: Kurtis Kroon
To: www-html@w3.org
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2004 6:07 PM
Subject: Re: Admin, filter this guy off!!!

If you use Mac OS X Mail, you can set up a rule to filter out specific

If you use Windows Outlook (not sure about Express), you can set up a
rule to filter out specific senders.

If you use a different client, you *should* be able to set up a rule
.. but I'm not sure, because I only use these two (Outlook at work and
Mail at home)

Alternatively, you may consider giving SpamFire a try: I just installed
it, set to "Merciless" mode (I like that it has a mode named
"Merciless"), and I'll see how it does. (It was part of Ten for X --
Mac OS X, that is -- but it was available for Windows, too).


On Feb 28, 2004, at 3:11 AM, Wingnut wrote:

> Niklas Wahlberg wrote:
>> I totally agree, thank you!
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Martin E [mailto:espmartin@hotmail.com]
>> Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 5:15 PM
>> To: www-html@w3.org
>> Subject: Re: Admin, filter this guy off!!!
>> Sorry, the dsr@w3.org sender - that dork!!!!
>> Spammer -     _and_please_do_not_open_his/her_attachments!!!!
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: Martin E To: www-html@w3.org Sent:
>> Friday, February 27, 2004 2:13 PM
>> Subject: Admin, filter this guy off!!!
>> Someone (List Admin?) get this dork black listed (off this
>> list!!!!!!!!)
> ij@w3.org is weird too.  And I saw a bbos@w3.org come a spammin' thru
> recently, too.  This is not good cuz Bert is a hero of mine, so anyone
> who corrupts Bert's name... is on my hit list. :)
> I'm at or over 50% spam from w3.org. This, and the complaints of lost
> posts (I lost 2 from the style maillist last month)... could be looked
> into.  While we're at it, lets look into ALL aspects of the w3c to see
> what unwanted influences are affecting it and its reputation.  And
> let's keep in mind the difference between trolling and healthy
> scrutiny.
> Wing
Received on Sunday, 29 February 2004 00:16:16 UTC

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