Re: Spam in the lists out of control
On Mon, 10 May 2004, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> Hello Santiago Vila,
> Am 2004-05-09 16:04:49, schrieb Santiago Vila:
> >The level of spam in the lists is something like 20% these days [*].
> Yes we know !
> >Those who still do not see the need to make the lists closed for non
> >subscribers or non registered people (via the whitelist), please
> >propose a better solution.
> >The current level of spam is not acceptable by any standard,
> >so "do nothing" does not count as a "solution".
> >[*] Examples, for the lists I'm subscribed to:
> >86 junk messages and 440 good messages yesterday.
> >76 junk messages and 200 good messages today.
> I am on more then 150 Mailinglists and last nigth I have filtered
> more then 480 SPAMS with spamassassin. Not one false !
> I use 2.63
> Maybe you could install it ?
lists.debian.org *already* runs spamassassin, and it already eliminates
most of the spam which is sent to the lists.
The problem is: There is also a huge amount of spam which spamassassin
does not caught. Enough (IMHO) to consider seriously closing the lists.