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

Keifer Bly keifer.bly at gmail.com
Sat Jun 9 02:48:54 UTC 2018

Yes, but the emails are saying that they are from the tor-relays at lists.tororoject.org email address. They must be spoofing the email address it’s coming from somehow. I just thought that I’d say something as given that they are making their emails come from that email address could mean that these spammers could have somehow gotten who is subscribed to the relay mailing list as this is my personal email and not a school or company owned google account, no one else has access to this email account but me so not sure how they would have known I am subscribed. I would supply a copy of the email but that may be tough as they contain nudity and graphically intensive language.

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> On Jun 8, 2018, at 6:18 PM, Mirimir <mirimir at riseup.net> wrote:
>> 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
> address.
>> 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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