[OSM-dev] Spam from OSM server?

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Thu Feb 7 22:17:11 GMT 2008


   I suspect that there is something wrong with Mailman on our
machine. A few hours ago I received the following spam message (header

Received: from streetmap.vm.bytemark.co.uk ([]:4972)
        by mail.remote.org with esmtps (TLS-1.0:RSA_AES_256_CBC_SHA1:32)
        (Exim 4.63)
        (envelope-from <mailman-bounces at openstreetmap.org>)
        id 1JNBgM-0000ZN-O4
        for frederik at remote.org; Thu, 07 Feb 2008 19:41:17 +0100
Received: from localhost ([] helo=streetmap.vm.bytemark.co.uk)
        by streetmap.vm.bytemark.co.uk with esmtp (Exim 4.63)
        (envelope-from <mailman-bounces at openstreetmap.org>)
        id 1JNBgM-0007bp-7w
        for frederik at remote.org; Thu, 07 Feb 2008 18:41:10 +0000
Received: from 182.red-88-19-76.staticip.rima-tde.net ([])
        by streetmap.vm.bytemark.co.uk with esmtp (Exim 4.63)
        (envelope-from <uk_root at everything2.com>)
        id 1JNBcX-0007Qv-B4; Thu, 07 Feb 2008 18:37:14 +0000
Received: from [] by kilowog.blockstackers.com;
        Thu, 7 Feb 2008 19:34:28 +0100
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 19:34:28 +0100
From: Joan Hankins <uk_root at everything2.com>
X-Mailer: The Bat! (v3.0.1.33) Educational
Reply-To: uk_root at everything2.com
X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
Message-ID: <881683517.47600380306518 at everything2.com>
To: talk-za at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Industry standard software
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/html;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Sender: mailman-bounces at openstreetmap.org
Errors-To: mailman-bounces at openstreetmap.org

For all I can see, this mail really originated at the OSM mail server,
and it was routed to my mail address, despite being addressed to
"talk-za" of which I am not a member. 

At first I thought, maybe someone has sent spam to talk-za using my
address as the sender and the above is Mailman's rejection message,
but in that case both the To: and Subject: headers should be

I have received similar spam addressed to dev at openstreetmap.org and
since I'm a member of that list I wasn't too worried - but the above
really puzzles me!


Frederik Ramm  ##  eMail frederik at remote.org  ##  N49°00.09' E008°23.33'

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