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Re: how to fight back against Michael Bramer's spam

Le jeu, oct 04, 2001, à 12:52:46 -0500, Steve Langasek a écrit:

> > Perhaps the daemon in charge of that list could add a few metaheaders such
> > as:
> > 	X-Description-Language:
> > 	X-Package-Maintainer:
> > for procmail consumption ?
> If so many maintainers find it prohibitive to have to set up procmail filters
> in order to get rid of the current DDTS messages, I do not think you will find
> many maintainers willing to go through an elaborate process to be able to
> receive the ones that are relevant to them.

Those who don't want to deal with ddts will not subscribe to
debian-dts-changes (or whatever the name). Those who're interested with
translations enough to subscribe to that list *will* have to set up some
kind of filtering rules anyway (whether in procmail, brain or whatever else)

Technically, this requires less coding effort (all off-the-shelf components
except the spam^Wsender daemon which is already written), at the expense of
some wasted bandwith (for people who will subscribe to the list but filter
out most of its contents). Will that potentially saved bandwith be enough to 
justify coding a whole subscription system (with lots of options), or is it
just noise compared to the bandwith used by the mirroring system ?

I don't have hard data to argue either way; I just can guesstimate the list
+ meta-headers + filtering rules at the interested receiver's leisure will
cost the less effort.

	-- Cyrille


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