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Re: Someone is pretending to be some Cygwin's support

On Tue, May 15, 2012 at 08:16:46PM +0200, Achim Gratz wrote:
>Christopher Faylor writes:
>> It shouldn't have to tell you what domain to use for postmaster for this
>> mailing list.
>The four words "for this mailing list" would have been enough, thank you.

If you'd actually used the two words "postmaster where?" it would have
been obvious that you hadn't missed the request to send to postmaster
but were just not clear on where to send the message.

>> You did manage to figure it out but, unfortunately, your forwarded
>> header shows that the email response likely came as the result of a
>> gmane post so there is nothing that we can do about it here.
>As I said before, the messages are not necessarily harvested directly
>via the account that pretends to be sending the mail.  It would be
>likely that he is subscribed under a different name.

Uh, yeah.  Of course he's subscribed under a different name.  That's the
whole reason for asking for complete email with headers.  If this was as
simple as just unsubscribing the posted email address then this
discussion would not have been happening.

>Although the messages may be harvested in a different manner, that
>seems unlikely since the reply to any of my messages so far has been
>almost simultaneous with the appearance of the message on the list
>server (Gmane for instance posts them quite a bit later usually).  That
>my message to the list has been posted through Gmane seems to have
>nothing to do with it.

I thought I detected signs in the email that you sent me that the email
was harvested directly from gmane.  That is certainly possible.

However, FWIW, we've also received another message from a much less
prickly individual which did not have any gmane markers.  So, the
investigation continues.


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