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Subject: NewEvent and NewFile mailing lists
From: Larry Cochrane cochrane@..............
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 03:20:14 -0800


Do too spam email being sent to the two event notification mailing lists I
maintain, I tightened up on security so that bogus messages should no
longer be sent out.

Some background for the new members;  PSN station operators send in event
files for archiving by email them as an attachment to event@..............
(or event@................ Valid PSN format event files are then processed
and archived on my system. Besides the archiving, email messages are sent
out on two mailing lists. One is called NewFile and the other NewEvent, see for more info. The NewFile list
only has links to the files on my system as part of the message, so these
messages are small. The NewEvent list resends the event file as an
attachment, so these messages can be large.

The problem was that spammers could send messages to event@... or directly
to the mail list. Today I redid things so that only one email address could
post to the two mailing lists. Also, I modified the program that does the
archiving so that messages to the lists only get sent out if there is one
or more (up to 4 messages can be sent in one message) valid event file as
part of the incoming message. This should stop the spamming since they
won't contain a PSN event file as part of their message.

If you send in event files please check to see if my system received it
correctly. If you are a member of one of the lists please let me know if
you see anything strange or get any spam messages from my systems.

-Larry Cochrane
Redwood City, PSN


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