Many of you would have noticed that now we have started getting additional
subscriptions from email addresses with yahoo.com domain, while aol.com
I would like to know and propose whether it is possible to suspend
subscription to all wikimedia mailing lists, or at least those affected by
this swathe. I would prefer subscriptions suspended to my mailing list
instead of getting these 100s of dodgy subscription as there is a high
possibility of us missing genuine subscription request among these several
hundred spam ones.
On the lists "wikimedia-sk" and "wikimedia-sk-oznamy", where I am admin, we
have received suspicious mass subscriptions (several tens in several
hours). They came from nowhere, all with @aol.com address (very unusual for
our target group) and all declared only first name. Most certainly some bot.
Provisionally I have set them all for moderation. Eventually I could block
subscriptions from @aol.com addresses (no too big deal, because hardly
someone real in our audience is using them) but I prefer systemic solutions
and not to cure symptoms. And possibly someone else here is running into
the same problem.