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Mass subscription attempt to a mailing list from same domain (aol and yahoo)
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For the past few days, I have had mass attempts to subscribe to one of the mailing lists (apg-grantees) for which I am an admin (around 100 last week, 261 this week) from apparently a bot trying to register or addresses. I have added regex to the subscription filters and made the list not public on the servers to try and fend off further attempts, but I thought I'd report it here in case this has been happening to others.
As far as I can see, deleting unwanted subscribers can only happen one at the time (I couldn't find, like for emais, a "discard all marked differ" button) so having to click 261 times on "discard" takes quite a bit of time.

Here is an extract of the subscribe list for info.

The mailing list has 261 request(s)
waiting for your consideration at:

Please attend to this at your earliest convenience.  This notice of
pending requests, if any, will be sent out daily.

Pending subscriptions: Fri May 11 08:55:34 2018 Fri May 11 08:56:52 2018 Fri May 11 09:04:48 2018 Fri May 11 09:10:02 2018 Fri May 11 09:29:05 2018 Fri May 11 09:32:33 2018 Fri May 11 09:41:18 2018 Fri May 11 09:41:33 2018 Fri May 11 09:44:52 2018 Fri May 11 10:03:40 2018 Fri May 11 10:52:05 2018 Fri May 11 10:55:10 2018 Fri May 11 10:56:11 2018 Fri May 11 10:57:00 2018

If there is anything I can/should do that I haven't done, please advise.


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This is being discussed on the List admins mailing list and in non-public T194032.

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Closing as duplicate of T194032

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