[tor-relays] Spam Emails Received From This Mailing List

Mirimir mirimir at riseup.net
Sat Jun 9 01:18:41 UTC 2018

On 06/08/2018 01:24 PM, Keifer Bly wrote:
> Hello fellow relay operators,
> My apologies as this is not related to tor relays, however, there seems to be several spammers subscribed to the relay list. Every time I am involved in a discussion on this list, I receive 3-5 emails supposedly from girls wanting to meet up (for sex). The emails in question claim they are sent from email address tor-relays at lists.torproject.org (and always have the same email subject of the discussion I was involved in).

I don't recall seeing such messages. So they must be spoofing the from

> I am somewhat in a trap as blocking them with spam filters would block all emails sent from the relay lists address. I am wondering what could be done about this (the email provider in question is Gmail).

Maybe there's something in the headers that could be filtered on.

Also, I recall reading that Gmail doesn't actually parse headers
properly. If from address is spoofed to your address, it goes in your
outbox :) So maybe you need to use an old-school email client.

> Thank you.
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