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Re: spamblocking the lists

On Wed, Mar 08, 2000 at 03:28:37PM -0500, Joe Block wrote:
> Jules Bean wrote:
> > 
> > On Wed, Mar 08, 2000 at 10:45:07AM +0100, Nils Jeppe wrote:
> > > On Wed, 8 Mar 2000, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> > >
> > > > > Can we please close the list from non-member submissions?
> > > >
> > > > NO!
> > > > I, like many users of Debian, post from different mail addresses. Lists which are closed that way are really painful.
> So sign on with multiple addresses and set all but one nomail.  It's
> ludicrous to subject everyone to spam just to make things convenient for
> a minority of users, especially if a fix exists that only those people
> affected by the spamblock will have to implement.

[meta: this question is inappropriate for this list, but I can't
resist answering.  Maybe we need a debian lists FAQ]

There are a variety of perfectly valid reasons to post to a list you
aren't subscribed to.  From time to time, interested members of the
free software community cc: an email to debian-devel because they want 
to alert us to some issue which is relevant.

I very, very rarely get spam through -devel (or any debian list) and I 
don't have a problem with the current system.  If spam is too much,
then the solution, I suggest is to use the various blocking lists
(maybe we do) and just possibly, in extremis, require explicit
addressing as I suggested earlier.


Jules Bean                          |        Any sufficiently advanced 
jules@{debian.org,jellybean.co.uk}  |  technology is indistinguishable
jmlb2@hermes.cam.ac.uk              |               from a perl script

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