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Re: anti-spam trick for debian ml (was Re: News about the Package Tracking System)

> > Is there some reason why TMDA isn't being used?  We've used this at
> > Xiph.org for the mailing lists for quite some time now, and I don't
> > think a single spam has gotten through yet.  
> I don't know exactly.
> It's because most of the Debian lists have always been 100% open... and
> requiring a confirmation would close the list for complete newbies who
> can't understand the principle.

We haven't seen this problem on the vorbis lists.  We do occasionally
get people who quote the entire reply from TMDA when authorizing
themselves, but even so, it's better than a lot of spam and certainly
better than closing the lists.


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