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Date:      Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:02:41 +0100
From:      Arthur Chance <freebsd@qeng-ho.org>
To:        galtsev@kicp.uchicago.edu, che@bein.link
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Junk mail on list reply
Message-ID:  <55768F91.1030604@qeng-ho.org>
In-Reply-To: <61481.128.135.70.2.1433799590.squirrel@cosmo.uchicago.edu>
References:  <1647612.8LsUtL0D9u@thinkpad> <61481.128.135.70.2.1433799590.squirrel@cosmo.uchicago.edu>

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On 08/06/2015 22:39, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>
> On Mon, June 8, 2015 4:22 pm, Maxim V Filimonov wrote:
>> Recently, I started getting junk emails every time I reply to someone in
>> any
>> of the FreeBSD Mailing Lists. The messages look like the one attached. Can
>> anyone do anything with that? Can I consult anyone to fix that? Why is
>> that
>> happening after all?
>
> Hi Maxim,
>
> from what have been discussed earlier about similar events related to
> posts to this list I can say:
>
> 1. these apparently foreign (with respect to the list language) e-mails
> appear to be auto-replies (by some likely subscribed to this list)
>
> 2. domain sina.com is notorious for these things (I for one consider it
> rudeness to allow any auto-reply sent to mail list, as well as messages in
> foreign language - at least I would never allow myself to do neither of of
> these two things)
>
> 3. list admin(s) are more likely to be reluctant to block the whole domain
> sina.com from this list (or their list server); I would respect their
> decision, even though it is different from what I would do.
>
> The best you probably can do is to block all mail from sina.com (including
> that re-sent through this list) on your end.

You can be a little less draconian than that. Set your mail filters to 
delete any mail from sina.com with a subject line containing "自动回复", 
which is the common feature of these mails. (Google Translate tells me 
that's Chinese for "Autoreply".)

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