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moderated Re: Email System Reporting Groups.io as Potential Spam #bug

Duane
 

On Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 05:59 PM, Sam M Cohen wrote:
Can anything be done to eliminate this issue?
It looks like ieee.org uses gmail as the underlying service.  Mark will need to add it to the list of sites using it so that the From: line is rewritten to remove the warning.  See https://groups.io/helpcenter/faq/1/group-member-faq/q-why-do-i-get-a-spoofing  I'm a little surprised this hasn't come up before with ieee.org addresses.

Duane


moderated Re: Member receiving msgs from non-subscribed groups #bug

Chris Jones
 

On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 01:54 PM, Andy wrote:
Our group had a rash of brand new subscribers this morning, almost all of them from AOL addresses.  It might be nothing, but it's slightly suspicious.

It's more than a dozen so far, and more than half arrived over a span of just a few minutes.
Is your group restricted or not? If not, then it needs to be ASAP.

Chris


moderated Re: Allow formatting options on rejected message pop-up panel #suggestion

Andy Wedge
 

On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 12:41 PM, Andy Wedge wrote:
Can we have the same formatting options on the rejected message panel that we have when typing a normal message?
I thought I'd try and give this a nudge as it has been almost a year since the initial suggestion.

Regards
Andy


moderated Show waitlist count on RSVP event details summary #suggestion

Andy Wedge
 

Hi Mark,

when viewing responses for an RSVP event, the summary details do not include a count of those on a waitlist even though they can be seen in the list of responders below.


The quickest way to get the number currently is to sort the responders list by response type and then do a manual count.  Can we have a count of those on a waitlist in the summary please?

Thanks
Andy


moderated Re: Email System Reporting Groups.io as Potential Spam #bug

 

This was an issue awhile back - see
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/30003684#20044

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J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: Member receiving msgs from non-subscribed groups #bug

Andy
 

If I read these numbers correctly --

8% of our group's AOL.com members subscribed within the last 4 hours.  Our group has been here for 19 years, and on groups.io for the last 2-5 years.

That seems unusual, right?  Also unusual that every one of today's new members is an AOL.com address.

(Hmm, I also note that another AOL address was banned today by Groups.io, but it wasn't one of today's new subscribers.)

Andy


moderated Re: Member receiving msgs from non-subscribed groups #bug

Andy
 

Our group had a rash of brand new subscribers this morning, almost all of them from AOL addresses.  It might be nothing, but it's slightly suspicious.

It's more than a dozen so far, and more than half arrived over a span of just a few minutes.  Mass subscriptions like this can happen when someone puts a link to our group in a blog or website, so I can't say for sure that it's odd.

Is America Online popular in Europe?  Heh.  Most of these new subscribers added themselves too early for American time zones so they are probably coming from Europe.

Andy


moderated Re: Email System Reporting Groups.io as Potential Spam #bug

Derek Milliner
 

Sam,

I would have a close look at the whole message details (i.e. including all of the headers from the message). Groups.io will not have claimed to be sending "on behalf of IEEE" but your @ieee.org address will have turned up in the headers. It's entirely possible that either the mail servers or (more likely) your mail client are mis-interpreting part of the header trail, in particular the "From:" header, giving the response you've posted. Sometimes it's as simple as the mail client saying in effect "I can't quite figure this, over to you".

In general terms, if you're confident that a message is genuine, clicking the "Looks safe" / "Not Spam" / <whatever option depending upon you mail client> should tell the mail system to trust the sender, which should stop the warning. Inevitably varies from system to system, though.


moderated Re: Group sort displays sort by criterion not selected #bug

 

Typo - title should read "Groups search displays sort by criterion not selected"


On Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 8:16 PM J_Catlady via groups.io <j.olivia.catlady=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I'm bumping this up and calling it a bug.
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/80967032#28597

The bug is that the results from a search for groups ignores whatever criterion the user has selected on the left for the sort order ("Most Popular," "Most Active," whatever) and instead always displays by "Newest," and it jumps down and changes the highlighted criterion on the left, whatever it is, to "Newest."
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J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Group sort displays sort by criterion not selected #bug

 

I'm bumping this up and calling it a bug.
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/80967032#28597

The bug is that the results from a search for groups ignores whatever criterion the user has selected on the left for the sort order ("Most Popular," "Most Active," whatever) and instead always displays by "Newest," and it jumps down and changes the highlighted criterion on the left, whatever it is, to "Newest."
--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: Clarify text on RSVP events buttons #suggestion

Anthony Angelo
 

Following up on RSVP & Guests, is there a way to increase the # of Guests allowed. Maybe in the settings/special features you can up the #. Looking at a kids' talent show. So with the some kids, parents, maybe grandparents added, you can't include them all.
Thanks,
Anthony


moderated Member can still post a message with a hashtag set to Use by Mods Only #bug

Andy Wedge
 

Hi Mark,

If a hashtag is marked as Moderated and also Use by Mods Only, a member can post a message that appears in the pending message list. So, it seems that the Moderated attribute takes priority over Use by Mods Only.  If a hashtag is set as Use by Mods Only, shouldn't that take priority?

Regards
Andy


moderated Repost error with restricted repost hashtag #bug

Andy Wedge
 

Hi Mark,

if a member tries to repost a message the system adds a #repost hashtag. However, if this hashtag had the 'Use by Mods Only' attribute set, the member is left hanging with a blank screen after clicking Yes to confirm the repost.

Regards
Andy


moderated Email System Reporting Groups.io as Potential Spam #bug

Sam M Cohen
 

When sending a message to one of my groups, I "receive" the message as a group member, with the shown security warning:


According to the email service, the Groups.IO service seems to be sending as the @ieee.org email address.  Since this is an external service, the receiving email system can not verify that @groups.io is authorized to send on behalf of IEEE.  This is why the message is flagged.

Can anything be done to eliminate this issue?



 


moderated Site updates #changelog

 

Changes to the site this week:

March 12, 2021

  • DOCS: Updates from Nina.
  • CHANGE: Tweak the text describing the various Email Delivery options, from Nina.
  • CHANGE: We now block emails from servers that present an invalid HELO response, as a spam prevention measure.

March 11, 2021

  • INTERNAL: Upgrade and harden the DNS servers against attacks. Discussion.

March 10, 2021

  • BUGFIX: Use the unencoded message subject for activity log entries. Discussion.

March 9, 2021

  • INTERNAL: Much improved monitoring of anti-spam RBLs. Discussion.

Take care everyone.

Mark


moderated Re: DDoS against our DNS servers #outage

Donald Hellen
 

On Fri, 12 Mar 2021 15:40:35 -0800, "Mark Fletcher"
<markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:

Everything should be back to normal.
Glad it's back to normal for you and everyone.

Donald


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moderated Re: DDoS against our DNS servers #outage

 

Hi All,

I realized I didn't follow up with this. The attack stopped about 45 minutes after it started. We had DNS issues for about 5-8 minutes at the start of the attack before I could mitigate it. 

The DNS servers normally see 200-300 requests/second. During the attack, we were seeing 6k requests/second.

Everything should be back to normal.

Also, your puns are awful. I love it.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: DDoS against our DNS servers #outage

Pat Pratt
 

I'm seeing differences in format
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Pat Pratt


moderated Re: DDoS against our DNS servers #outage

Joseph Hudson
 

Oh no Mark, this is not good. I surely hate this. I hope that it is resolved soon.

On Mar 11, 2021, at 3:36 PM, Mark Fletcher <markf@corp.groups.io> wrote:

Hi All,

It appears someone is attacking our DNS servers. I've mitigated the attack for now, but you may have intermittent issues accessing the Groups.io website if things change.

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Stricter treatment of invalid hashtags #bug

Peter Cook
 

This seems to me to lie somewhere between a suggestion and a bug.

We use hashtags a lot in my premium group, which is set up so that members can only use existing hashtags; if an invalid hashtag is used. the message is kicked back. But if someone puts a hashtag in the subject line and inadvertently follows it with a punctuation mark (for example, "#FREE:" instead of the valid hashtag "#FREE"), the message is not kicked back. It goes right on through and of course the string is not recognized as a hashtag. However, if someone were to send a message with the string "#FREEP," it would be treated as invalid. 

I'd like to see stricter rules so that any string in the subject line beginning with # is seen as an invalid hashtag unless it corresponds precisely to an existing one. So "#FREE:" would be treated as an invalid hashtag just as "#FREEP" would, and the message would be kicked back.

Pete

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