On Mar 15, 2004, at 7:26 PM, Russell Coker wrote:
On Tue, 16 Mar 2004 11:48, Michael Loftis <email@example.com> wrote:
I realise this but the debian lists aren't doing that one basic thing
really, truly, does stop atleast 70% of all spam, probably more, sent
lists. Most of what we ALL get through these lists are from garbage
addresses. and DNSBLs don't help when the email is being relayed
'white' host. Not at the front door anyway. And I don't want to
process them at all.
There are situations when people who aren't subscribed have a
reason for posting. Consider messages that get cross-posted to major
such as linux-kernel.
I agree with you Russell, but I suggest a good compromise is to
moderate unsubscribed posts.
This has a flaw for some types of spammer which are aware of mailing
lists and subscribe to the list, then make a post so this kind of
filter doesn't work so well on list environments like yahoo groups, but
it would cut down on the amount of spam for certain on Debian lists.
It shouldn't be too difficult for someone with access to the list
membership and the list archives to calculate some statistics for the
number of posts/week for different debian lists would be moderated due
to sender address not being subscribed, just to see what kind of burden
it would be for the list moderators.
Also, a workaround for the flaw in this method to avert spam is to
moderate subscriptions, but this will probably be less acceptable to
David Stanaway <firstname.lastname@example.org>