[Wikimedia-l] How to deal with spam subscription to mailing list

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
8 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

[Wikimedia-l] How to deal with spam subscription to mailing list

Isaac Olatunde
Hi all,

We have been receiving tens of subscription to our mailing list (
[hidden email]) from aol.com addresses. Today alone we
have received over 30 subscription from that domain addresses and we find
this very problematic. I'll need the help of a more experienced list
administrators in dealing with this.

Thank you,

Isaac
_______________________________________________
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l
New messages to: [hidden email]
Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to deal with spam subscription to mailing list

Sam Walton
A couple of days ago we had exactly the same issue on the edit filter
mailing list. It seemed to come through in a single burst and then stop,
though. We haven't had any issues since.

Sam
*In my capacity as a volunteer*

On 7 May 2018 at 13:58, Isaac Olatunde <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> We have been receiving tens of subscription to our mailing list (
> [hidden email]) from aol.com addresses. Today alone we
> have received over 30 subscription from that domain addresses and we find
> this very problematic. I'll need the help of a more experienced list
> administrators in dealing with this.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Isaac
> _______________________________________________
> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/
> wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/
> wiki/Wikimedia-l
> New messages to: [hidden email]
> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l,
> <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>




--
Sam Walton
Partnerships Coordinator
The Wikipedia Library

[hidden email] / [hidden email]
_______________________________________________
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l
New messages to: [hidden email]
Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to deal with spam subscription to mailing list

Sam Walton
I take it back, we're now having the same issue with the Wikipedia-Library
mailing list, and the edit filter mailing list spam has resumed. Is this
happening on every list?

Sam

On 8 May 2018 at 10:57, Sam Walton <[hidden email]> wrote:

> A couple of days ago we had exactly the same issue on the edit filter
> mailing list. It seemed to come through in a single burst and then stop,
> though. We haven't had any issues since.
>
> Sam
> *In my capacity as a volunteer*
>
> On 7 May 2018 at 13:58, Isaac Olatunde <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> We have been receiving tens of subscription to our mailing list (
>> [hidden email]) from aol.com addresses. Today alone we
>> have received over 30 subscription from that domain addresses and we find
>> this very problematic. I'll need the help of a more experienced list
>> administrators in dealing with this.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Isaac
>> _______________________________________________
>> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik
>> i/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik
>> i/Wikimedia-l
>> New messages to: [hidden email]
>> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l,
>> <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Sam Walton
> Partnerships Coordinator
> The Wikipedia Library
>
> [hidden email] / [hidden email]
>



--
Sam Walton
Partnerships Coordinator
The Wikipedia Library

[hidden email] / [hidden email]
_______________________________________________
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l
New messages to: [hidden email]
Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to deal with spam subscription to mailing list

Gnangarra
wikimedfia australia list is getting a lot of aol requests as well

On 9 May 2018 at 18:23, Sam Walton <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I take it back, we're now having the same issue with the Wikipedia-Library
> mailing list, and the edit filter mailing list spam has resumed. Is this
> happening on every list?
>
> Sam
>
> On 8 May 2018 at 10:57, Sam Walton <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > A couple of days ago we had exactly the same issue on the edit filter
> > mailing list. It seemed to come through in a single burst and then stop,
> > though. We haven't had any issues since.
> >
> > Sam
> > *In my capacity as a volunteer*
> >
> > On 7 May 2018 at 13:58, Isaac Olatunde <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> We have been receiving tens of subscription to our mailing list (
> >> [hidden email]) from aol.com addresses. Today alone
> we
> >> have received over 30 subscription from that domain addresses and we
> find
> >> this very problematic. I'll need the help of a more experienced list
> >> administrators in dealing with this.
> >>
> >> Thank you,
> >>
> >> Isaac
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik
> >> i/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik
> >> i/Wikimedia-l
> >> New messages to: [hidden email]
> >> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l,
> >> <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Sam Walton
> > Partnerships Coordinator
> > The Wikipedia Library
> >
> > [hidden email] / [hidden email]
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Sam Walton
> Partnerships Coordinator
> The Wikipedia Library
>
> [hidden email] / [hidden email]
> _______________________________________________
> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/
> wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/
> wiki/Wikimedia-l
> New messages to: [hidden email]
> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l,
> <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
>



--
GN.
Noongarpedia: https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/nys/Main_Page
WMAU: http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/User:Gnangarra
Photo Gallery: http://gnangarra.redbubble.com
Out now: A.Gaynor, P. Newman and P. Jennings (eds.), *Never Again:
Reflections on Environmental Responsibility after Roe 8*, UWAP, 2017.  Order
here
<https://uwap.uwa.edu.au/products/never-again-reflections-on-environmental-responsibility-after-roe-8>
.
_______________________________________________
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l
New messages to: [hidden email]
Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to deal with spam subscription to mailing list

Rehman Abubakr
Yep, a lot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#Possible_spambots_targeting_Wikimedia_mailing_lists


Yours truly,

Rehman

________________________________
From: Wikimedia-l <[hidden email]> on behalf of Gnangarra <[hidden email]>
Sent: 09 May 2018 15:58
To: Wikimedia Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to deal with spam subscription to mailing list

wikimedfia australia list is getting a lot of aol requests as well

On 9 May 2018 at 18:23, Sam Walton <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I take it back, we're now having the same issue with the Wikipedia-Library
> mailing list, and the edit filter mailing list spam has resumed. Is this
> happening on every list?
>
> Sam
>
> On 8 May 2018 at 10:57, Sam Walton <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > A couple of days ago we had exactly the same issue on the edit filter
> > mailing list. It seemed to come through in a single burst and then stop,
> > though. We haven't had any issues since.
> >
> > Sam
> > *In my capacity as a volunteer*
> >
> > On 7 May 2018 at 13:58, Isaac Olatunde <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> We have been receiving tens of subscription to our mailing list (
> >> [hidden email]) from aol.com addresses. Today alone
> we
> >> have received over 30 subscription from that domain addresses and we
> find
> >> this very problematic. I'll need the help of a more experienced list
> >> administrators in dealing with this.
> >>
> >> Thank you,
> >>
> >> Isaac
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik
> >> i/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik
> >> i/Wikimedia-l
> >> New messages to: [hidden email]
> >> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l,
> >> <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Sam Walton
> > Partnerships Coordinator
> > The Wikipedia Library
> >
> > [hidden email] / [hidden email]
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Sam Walton
> Partnerships Coordinator
> The Wikipedia Library
>
> [hidden email] / [hidden email]
> _______________________________________________
> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/
> wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/
> wiki/Wikimedia-l
> New messages to: [hidden email]
> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l,
> <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
>



--
GN.
Noongarpedia: https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/nys/Main_Page
WMAU: http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/User:Gnangarra
Photo Gallery: http://gnangarra.redbubble.com
Out now: A.Gaynor, P. Newman and P. Jennings (eds.), *Never Again:
Reflections on Environmental Responsibility after Roe 8*, UWAP, 2017.  Order
here
<https://uwap.uwa.edu.au/products/never-again-reflections-on-environmental-responsibility-after-roe-8>
.
_______________________________________________
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l
New messages to: [hidden email]
Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
_______________________________________________
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l
New messages to: [hidden email]
Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to deal with spam subscription to mailing list

metasj
In reply to this post by Gnangarra
This is being discussed in detail on listadmins@wikimedia -- all list
admins should consider joining that v. low-traffic list.

I hope we can find a solution other than banning the entire aol network...
We should let aol know as well.


On Wed 9 May, 2018, 6:28 AM Gnangarra, <[hidden email]> wrote:

> wikimedfia australia list is getting a lot of aol requests as well
>
> On 9 May 2018 at 18:23, Sam Walton <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > I take it back, we're now having the same issue with the
> Wikipedia-Library
> > mailing list, and the edit filter mailing list spam has resumed. Is this
> > happening on every list?
> >
> > Sam
> >
> > On 8 May 2018 at 10:57, Sam Walton <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > > A couple of days ago we had exactly the same issue on the edit filter
> > > mailing list. It seemed to come through in a single burst and then
> stop,
> > > though. We haven't had any issues since.
> > >
> > > Sam
> > > *In my capacity as a volunteer*
> > >
> > > On 7 May 2018 at 13:58, Isaac Olatunde <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
> > >
> > >> Hi all,
> > >>
> > >> We have been receiving tens of subscription to our mailing list (
> > >> [hidden email]) from aol.com addresses. Today alone
> > we
> > >> have received over 30 subscription from that domain addresses and we
> > find
> > >> this very problematic. I'll need the help of a more experienced list
> > >> administrators in dealing with this.
> > >>
> > >> Thank you,
> > >>
> > >> Isaac
> > >> _______________________________________________
> > >> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik
> > >> i/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik
> > >> i/Wikimedia-l
> > >> New messages to: [hidden email]
> > >> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l
> ,
> > >> <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Sam Walton
> > > Partnerships Coordinator
> > > The Wikipedia Library
> > >
> > > [hidden email] / [hidden email]
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Sam Walton
> > Partnerships Coordinator
> > The Wikipedia Library
> >
> > [hidden email] / [hidden email]
> > _______________________________________________
> > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/
> > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/
> > wiki/Wikimedia-l
> > New messages to: [hidden email]
> > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l,
> > <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
> >
>
>
>
> --
> GN.
> Noongarpedia: https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/nys/Main_Page
> WMAU: http://www.wikimedia.org.au/wiki/User:Gnangarra
> Photo Gallery: http://gnangarra.redbubble.com
> Out now: A.Gaynor, P. Newman and P. Jennings (eds.), *Never Again:
> Reflections on Environmental Responsibility after Roe 8*, UWAP, 2017.
> Order
> here
> <
> https://uwap.uwa.edu.au/products/never-again-reflections-on-environmental-responsibility-after-roe-8
> >
> .
> _______________________________________________
> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l
> New messages to: [hidden email]
> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l,
> <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
_______________________________________________
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l
New messages to: [hidden email]
Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to deal with spam subscription to mailing list

Andy Mabbett-2
In reply to this post by Sam Walton
On 9 May 2018 at 11:23, Sam Walton <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I take it back, we're now having the same issue with the Wikipedia-Library
> mailing list, and the edit filter mailing list spam has resumed. Is this
> happening on every list?

It happened on the Wikispecies list.

--
Andy Mabbett
@pigsonthewing
http://pigsonthewing.org.uk

_______________________________________________
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l
New messages to: [hidden email]
Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: [Wikimedia-l] How to deal with spam subscription to mailing list

Paulo Santos Perneta
In reply to this post by Sam Walton
Dozens of subscription attempts at unblock-pt-l

https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/admindb/unblock-pt-l

Paulo

2018-05-09 11:23 GMT+01:00 Sam Walton <[hidden email]>:

> I take it back, we're now having the same issue with the Wikipedia-Library
> mailing list, and the edit filter mailing list spam has resumed. Is this
> happening on every list?
>
> Sam
>
> On 8 May 2018 at 10:57, Sam Walton <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> > A couple of days ago we had exactly the same issue on the edit filter
> > mailing list. It seemed to come through in a single burst and then stop,
> > though. We haven't had any issues since.
> >
> > Sam
> > *In my capacity as a volunteer*
> >
> > On 7 May 2018 at 13:58, Isaac Olatunde <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> We have been receiving tens of subscription to our mailing list (
> >> [hidden email]) from aol.com addresses. Today alone
> we
> >> have received over 30 subscription from that domain addresses and we
> find
> >> this very problematic. I'll need the help of a more experienced list
> >> administrators in dealing with this.
> >>
> >> Thank you,
> >>
> >> Isaac
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik
> >> i/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wik
> >> i/Wikimedia-l
> >> New messages to: [hidden email]
> >> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l,
> >> <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Sam Walton
> > Partnerships Coordinator
> > The Wikipedia Library
> >
> > [hidden email] / [hidden email]
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Sam Walton
> Partnerships Coordinator
> The Wikipedia Library
>
> [hidden email] / [hidden email]
> _______________________________________________
> Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/
> wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/
> wiki/Wikimedia-l
> New messages to: [hidden email]
> Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l,
> <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>
>
_______________________________________________
Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l
New messages to: [hidden email]
Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:[hidden email]?subject=unsubscribe>