On 13/02/18 12:49, C W Rose via Python-list wrote:

Having run a check for straightforward spam, I now find that there's a site
editing and reposting non-spam posts.  An example of the changed headers

Original post headers:

 From c...@seckford.org Sun Feb 11 23:23:22 2018
Path: eternal-september.org!reader02.eternal-september.org!.POSTED!not-for-mail
Message-ID: <4sd3le-ct4....@tanner.seckford.org>
From: C W Rose <c...@seckford.org>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.python
Subject: Spam levels.
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:57:40 +0000
Lines: 49
Organization: None
Injection-Info: reader02.eternal-september.org; 
        logging-data="6406"; mail-complaints-to="ab...@eternal-september.org";      
User-Agent: tin/2.0.1-20111224 ("Achenvoir") (UNIX) (Linux/3.10.79-gentoo-1 
Cancel-Lock: sha1:H7zOidR0ivbNjqiWUB6DSoMMYu8=
Xref: tanner.seckford.org comp.lang.python:139461

Repost headers:

 From C Sun Feb 11 23:22:54 2018
Message-ID: <847574...@f38.n261.z1.binkp.net>
From: C W Rose <c...@seckford.org> (C W Rose)
Newsgroups: comp.lang.python
Subject: Spam levels.
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:57:40 +1200
Organization: fsxNet Usenet Gateway | bbs.nz/#fsxNet
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Injection-Info: news.bbs.geek.nz; 
        logging-data="24378"; mail-complaints-to="ab...@news.bbs.geek.nz"
User-Agent: VSoup v1.2.9.47Beta [95/NT]
X-MailConverter: SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
X-Comment-To: All
Xref: tanner.seckford.org comp.lang.python:139479

Looking at my current comp.lang.python news spool, 182 out of 683 messages
have been reposted by news.bbs.geek.nz; I haven't checked if they are all
duplicates.  The reformatting of the body of message is to date trivial,
just a reduction in line length.

This may be the result of a misconfigured spam filter, or an actual spam
attack; anyway, I've now filtered news.bbs.geek.nz from my feed.


IIRC the same source for the "nospam" stuff of some months ago which I believe was purely accidental.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence


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