On Sun, 2002-02-10 at 01:52, Ean Schuessler wrote: > Its a ridiculous situation. > So, yes! Please! Lets do something about SPAM on the lists. > > (At the very least we could write a script that sends non-subscribers > back a usage agreement and holds their mail until they send back an > affirmation to our usage policy. This would help us from a legal > perspective as well.) I think I will just repeat my previous message on this subject again, as nobody seems to have noticed or cared much for it. :( As far as I can imagine this is really a good solution for preventing spam. Unfortuneately I haven't had the time to look at it myself, but it strikes me as being A Good Thing. > On Tue, 2002-01-29 at 12:56, Juha Jäykkä wrote: > > 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. > > There is an alternative in between an open list and a subscribed list, > that I quite like. I am intending to use this at out company, when I > find the time :( > > http://software.libertine.org/tmda/ is Tagged Message Delivery Agent. > The gist is that the first time you send email to the receiveing SMTP > server is generates a request, which it sends to you, asking if you are > really sure you wish to submit this email to the server. The sender then > has to reply including a tag. > > Is it viable to implement this on lists.debian.org? -- Lars Bahner, http://lars.bahner.com/ Nihil est sine ratione cur potius sit, quam non sit.
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