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Re: SPAM vs. open list

Juha Jäykkä <juhaj@iki.fi> writes:

>   It seems we have an agreement on not closing the list to
> subscribers only as a measure against spam. Spam is irritating, how
> ever and I would guess the amount of non-subscriber postings is
> quite low, so this makes me think of an alternative solution: Why
> not moderate the postings of non-subscribers? It would be easy to
> stop the spams at moderators and let valid mails through.

This is how the Apache Software Foundation lists are run (mostly).  It
seems to work quite well.

David N. Welton
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