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[owner-secretary at dcs.kcl.ac.uk]
This address firstname.lastname@example.org is not in use. Please see the website http://www.dcs.kcl.ac.uk/ for contact details of the Department.
Rick Moen [rick at linuxmafia.com]
Quoting email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> This address email@example.com is not in use. Please see the > website http://www.dcs.kcl.ac.uk/ for contact details of the > Department.
In case you're wondering, "firstname.lastname@example.org" is not subscribed to this mailing list (email@example.com). In fact:
# /usr/lib/mailman/bin/list_members tag | grep kcl.ac.uk [returns null]
...it appears that nobody from that domain is subscribed at all. So, I've ended up having to blacklist the entire King's College London, Department of Computer Science mail system, out of self-defence, in response to their machine irresponsibly spewing garbage onto _Linux Gazette's_ mailing lists -- probably reacting in error to forged spam mail.
I really regret the need to do that, but it's a practical necessity, otherwise "backscatter" would tend to overwhelm this mailing list.
Remember: We publish SPF reference records in our DNS specifically so that remote sites such as Kings College London can detect forgeries and not generate backscatter when they receive spam forging our domain as claimed sender. It's not a perfect solution, but it helps.
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