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Re: Spam

On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 01:23:12AM +0100, David N. Welton wrote:
> Matthew Wilcox <willy@debian.org> writes:
> > No.  I _hate_ it when somebody cross-posts to a moderated list I'm
> > not a member of.  I have flamed everybody involved in the past for
> > doing this stupid shit.  If debian moderates its lists, I _will_
> > leave the project.
> Why?  The first time you send an email, it gets delayed a bit while
> waiting for a moderator to approve your address.  It's just not really
> that inconvenient.  I could see it being annoying if you got automated
> messages, your mail didn't get through, and so forth, but that doesn't
> happen.

Delaying a message unnecessary is invoncenient IMHO. But the most
inconvenient thing is that a moderator should approve the mail. That
costs time people could spend hacking or doing other nice things and
it doesn't solve a problem at all. Just wait until spammers get
smarter and start faking From: addresses.

How do we solve the problem then? I think the answer is easy, just
make some good law against spam. Punish the people who send spam. That
would *solve* the problem, not work around it. So instead of just the
next message discussing about spam, talk to the political persons in
your country.

And although the answer is easy, I'm aware that getting such a law
isn't that easy. But that doesn't make impossible.

Jeroen Dekkers
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