[Samba] Re: [OT]SPAM

David Brodbeck DavidB at mail.interclean.com
Wed Oct 15 12:45:22 GMT 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: tvsjr [mailto:tvsjr at sprynet.com]

> As a consultant, I can not afford to have 
> customer email ending up in the trash because the server 
> thought it was spam.

I think this is the risk you take if you use a vital email address to post
to public forums.  I would suggest using seperate addresses for these
functions.  Besides, if you don't have the ability to filter mail, just the
sheer daily volume of *legitimate* mail on this list is going to be a

> Furthermore, I'm subscribed to 20+ mailing lists on this 
> account (from 
> various services, including private lists, Yahoo Groups, 
> etc.) The spam 
> count was about 10 per day until I subscribed to the Samba 
> list. Now it's 
> over 200. Argue as much as you like, but no one else seems to 
> have this 
> problem.

Including me -- I've been subscribed to the Samba list for years and I don't
get unmanagable numbers of viruses.

I've also seen bursts of virus traffic for no apparent reason.  It could be
a coincidence.  Correlation != causation.

There's also always the question of what your ISP is doing.  My
ameritech.net account gets vast quantities of spam, and started getting it
before I even used it!  I can only assume Ameritech is selling their email

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