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Spam on the lists [Was: Re: Account Upgrade (Unex)]

On Sat, Aug 01, 2009 at 02:24:28AM +0300, Eugene Gorodinsky wrote:
> Is there any way to actually make it harder to spam the list? I just
> subscribed and already see spam and phishing attacks...

Yes.  There are infinitely many ways to make it harder to spam the list,
among them:

* Allowing posting only by subscribers.
* Requiring a signed agreement and a surety bond before allowing posting
  to the list.
* Only allowing people to post to the list if they have an armed guard
  standing beside them who shoots spammers on sight.
* Not allowing posting to the list.

Unfortunately, all the ways that have yet been proposed and not
implemented have been rejected by the listmasters because all of them
involve tradeoffs that are unacceptable to the listmasters or the Debian
community.  If you think you have a better one that has not yet been
discussed, feel free to file a bug on the lists.debian.org

While you're at it, please don't reply to spam, and if you must reply to
it, please don't quote it.  We don't want to see it (again) and you make
it harder for those of us who use statistics-based spam filters.


brian m. carlson / brian with sandals: Houston, Texas, US
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