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RE: Administrivia (was: RE: Re: Microsoft Secu rity, baby steps ? )
From: John.Airey () rnib org uk
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 11:20:27 -0000

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick FitzGerald [mailto:nick () virus-l demon co uk]
Sent: Friday, 19 March 2004 02:31
To: full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: Re: Administrivia (was: RE: [Full-disclosure] Re: Microsoft
Security, baby steps ? )

madsaxon <madsaxon () direcway com> wrote?

Also, when sending messages to multiple lists (say F-D and 
Bugtraq), it
seems you may slightly reduce the multiple message spew that often
results on F-D because of the above by putting all the 
addresses in the
To: header, rather than one in the To: and the other(s) in CC:.

Why is that, do you think?

Because, from a rather cursory look at several such multiple mails, 
_some_ of those braindead "I'll forward it to every address I 
can find 
in the message headers even though it did not originate on-site" re-
posters only seem to do this with messages that have CC: headers.

Actually, it's still happening even with posts to the to: field.

A case in point is the message I sent to Bugtraq and Full-Disclosure
yesterday where all the entries were in the to line. Some of the bounce
messages I received (not the copious out of office messages which I delete
anyway) were saying that they were unable to deliver to full-disclosure or
bugtraq, which they shouldn't have been doing anyway.

One of these faulty remailers appeared to belong to Microsoft.

John Airey, BSc (Jt Hons), CNA, RHCE
Internet systems support officer, ITCSD, Royal National Institute of the
Bakewell Road, Peterborough PE2 6XU,
Tel.: +44 (0) 1733 375299 Fax: +44 (0) 1733 370848 John.Airey () rnib org uk 

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