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Re: Unwanted messages

A J Stiles wrote:
> We seem to be getting a lot of spam being sent to the list lately.  Can we do 
> anything to block it?  Only accepting inbound mail from addresses on the 
> recipients list would be a good start.  Also, since we're all Debian users 
> here, it might make sense to reject mail apparently coming from a 
> Windows-based user-agent.
> It was ironically endearing when it was adverts for pirated Windows software; 
> but I get enough pr0n, phishing and share scams elsewhere without them coming 
> through this list.

Um, no, no, no and no.  Here is why those are all bad ideas:

- List volume is huge and many people want to post without subscribing
- All posts to this list do not originate by email, e.g., news groups
- Lots of people post from work (where they only have windows)
- Lots of people admin Debian servers, with Windows as a workstation OS
- You can do those things (except for filtering based on subscribers)


Roberto C. Sanchez

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