mark at kingant.net
Sat Jul 28 13:46:24 EDT 2007
On Sat, 28 Jul 2007 09:32:39 -0400, Luke Schierer wrote
> On Sat, Jul 28, 2007 at 09:27:16AM -0400, Luke Schierer wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 02:40:20PM -0700, Bill Fassler wrote:
> > > I'm sure everyone has noticed the annoying SPAM that is now being
distributed by the mailing list. Is someone working on stopping that?
> > >
> > > Bill
> > The list is being filtered by spamprobe. Between that, and my own local
> > filtering, I am seeing zero spam. I cannot tell how much of that is
> > being caught at the server and how much by my local filtering.
> > luke
> Looking at the archive, I see exactly ONE piece of spam making it
> past the server side filter. This does not seem at all to be a significant
> Being an open list that anyone can post to has advantages and
> disadvantages. The primary advantage, as I see it, is that we get
> feedback from anyone looking to report a problem or ask a question, not
> just those willing to subscribe. The primary disadvantage is that no
> spam filtering system is 100% foolproof. Without moderating
> everything, it is guaranteed that at least a little spam will get through.
I'm still strongly in favor of requiring people to be subscribed to the list
to post to it. I'll gladly inconvenience five people a month if it means
stopping 20 pieces of spam being broadcast to all 536 people on this mailing
list every month.
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