Re: [OT] FAO list admin
On 18/10/2004 at 14:08 +0100, Adrian Lester wrote:
> I'm sorry, I was asking a one off _favour_.
Don't be sorry ;-)
> This was not a generic enquiry, rather related to one message. The way I
> operate is by having email addresses @domain. One of those aliases is my
> personal address which I do not use in places where it could be revealed
> to spiders or sold on to lists. Another, this one, I use for mailing
> lists etc. and the spam filters are applied to that (I care less about
> the risks of filtering out genuine messages in that instance). At the
> point when the incoming spam vastly outweighs other email I then close
> the alias and create a new one, e.g. al1 becomes al2. My personal
> address remains unaffected.
I used to do this formerly. One day, spam and worms began to arrive at
my "main" address.
Then I installed spamassassin and clamav on my mail server (postfix) and
now I'm very happy and don't have to worry about those aliases anymore.
> Unfortunately I am used to usefully configured mailing lists set up for
[ ... rant snipped ;-) ... ]
Well, AFAIK, debian lists are archived on usenet news servers, so
there's nothing the list admin can do to avoid the damage *you* did to
Private mail is preferred encrypted: