News gateway problem

Albert Cahalan (
Sat, 16 Nov 1996 12:34:26 -0500 (EST)

Can we cut off this source of spam?

First the gateway is used to collect email addresses. Then it
actually lets spam hit the mailing list. The only email account
of mine which gets spam is the one used to mail linux-kernel.

For news-to-mail, I ask that the gateway require a Linux: header
in the message. The gateway should drop cancel messages instead
of pass them to the list like it does now.

For mail-to-news, I ask that the From:, Reply-To:, and other
headers with an email address be changed to have randomly
generated addresses such as

Spam headers:

> From Sat Nov 16 08:13:28 1996
> To:
> Path: usenet
> From:
> Newsgroups:
> Subject:
> Date: Sat, 16 Nov 1996 02:54:25
> Organization: UNIServe Online
> Lines: 29
> Message-ID: <56k6vc$>
> NNTP-Posting-Host:
> X-Submitted-Via: (linux.* gateway)
> Sender:
> Precedence: bulk
> Yours Truly,
> P. Richardson
> Radman Internet Brokers