Re: how to fight back against Michael Bramer's spam
On Thu, 4 Oct 2001, Cyrille Chepelov wrote:
> 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 ?
Don't forget that every single developer has to reimplement the same filters
to take advantage of your suggestion. The subscription functionality only has
to be written once.
I volunteer to write the code to flesh out the existing DDTS so that receipt
of emails can be controlled on a per-maintainer level.