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Re: spamblocking the lists

On Wed, Mar 08, 2000 at 10:55:01PM +0000, Jules Bean 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.

*nod vigorously*

> 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.

I guess you are not subscribed to debian-user-spanish. We get 1 or 2 daily.
The rules described above, no Bcc: and limiting the to: addresses to 10
should work with us. None of the spam we get there has the
debian-user-spanish@lists.debian.org header.
There was a flame-thread about the convenience of closing the list to
only-members, but I think that's a bad idea for the reasons you explain
above. Now, can these rules be applied? We _really_ need them at the spanish



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