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Re: Spam in the lists out of control

On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 02:27:58PM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> On Mon, 10 May 2004, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > Santiago Vila wrote:
> >
> > >Messages from non-subscribers or non-registered people would not count as
> > >"false positives" since the list policy would be to not allow such posts.
> >
> > This is not a desirable policy. If you want solutions, could you please
> > consider those that don't contain an implicit change in current policy?
> For example? Did you read my initial message? I'll summarize:
> I propose to close the lists.
> Those who disagree please propose a *better* solution.
> What I propose would be simple, effective, it would only require a
> small amount of time from posters (the time required to subscribe to
> the white list, which has to be done only once), and it would be easy
> to implement (since the white list already exists).

And it wouldn't be very useful, since all it'd take to circumvent would
be to have a spammer send mail with the right from address. I've seen
this before; whitelisting doesn't often help, really.

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