[Fwd: Problems contacting the debian people .... (was: new configuration to avoid spam at the lists)]
Can anybody help me?
In order to suggest a "better" (IMO) configuration for the mailing lists
to avoid spam, I have sent several mails during my life to
email@example.com according to this subject and I never got any
However, some weeks ago, I was able to contact
firstname.lastname@example.org and Pascal Hakim answered me (thank you!).
See below the content of such mail...
Then, I reported to the users of the debian-catalan-user list his answer
and I did a poll to know their opinion about it which can be checked at
the archives of the list
But since I reported back the results (16-5-2005) nobody has answered me again...
Now I am writing this email to this list after being told by MJ Ray that email@example.com wasn't appropiate.
Please excuse me for cross posting but I would like to know why I'm having all this problems to contact the administrators of the lists.
Writing to this list is for me the only way to find out how can I contact them since http://www.debian.org/contact points me to "wrong emails"...
If you think that I should have followed another procedure or I did
something wrongly, let me know. Maybe it's my fault...
Marc Vinyes (MarC)
(In the debian-user-catalan, I am subscribed with my email "for
commercial purposes which generate spam"; please see firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Also, apologies for my english...)
En/na Pascal Hakim ha escrit:
On Wed, 2005-05-04 at 23:45 +0200, MarC wrote:
I have sent several mails to email@example.com but I never got
any answer. Now I'm trying with firstname.lastname@example.org
I had to unsubscribe from the debian-user list because of SPAM. The
email addresses are not filtered and I google could find easily my
address because of its appearance at the list archives!!
Out of debian, in every other list I have written to, they change @
with (AT) and . with (DOT) or something similar.
Could you configure the debian lists with this option?
At least some users at the debian-user-catalan would like to have
this feature enabled.
While it is possible to turn this option on, it has not been done as
more people seem to prefer having this option off than on.
We have done a Poll in our lists in order to see if people really
prefered this option or they didn't.
The question of the poll was:
"replace @ with ARROBA at the debian-user-catalan list"
and a large majority voted for YES.
However we realised afterwards that "ARROBA" wasn't appropiate and that
it would be better to replace @ with "A" at the debian-user-catalan
list, because "A" is a more common preposition in our language.
This doesn't change the opinion of the persons who voted, as the
important issue is the fact of masking the @ symbols, so we would ask
you to apply the last rule to the list.
See the archive to check out the results and verify them if you wish:
the following persons answered NO:
albertfc A gmail.com
txena A menta.net ahiv
carlesmu A ya.com
gulgulan A gmail.com
griera A gmail.com
the following persons answered YES:
albert.gasset A estudiant.upc.edu
jarashi A telefonica.net
condor3000free A yahoo.es
llistes A eines.info
chaos.ct A gmail.com
escarbat A gmail.com
dimas A 4agost.net
edubxb A ya.com
linuxer A unraco.net
gforns A gmail.com
ivanmoret A telefonica.net
apardalat A gmail.com
jfontich A pie.xtec.es
jordisayol A yahoo.es
jvalverde A gmail.com
jordi_2 A matias-guarro.com
cancio A clara.co.uk
txemaq A spymac.com
kld A futurnet.es
marcxscript A gmx.net
manelmartinez A menta.net
marcfurti A yahoo.es
sarinyo A gmail.com
march.masip A gmail.com
miqueloliete A softhome.net
orestes A tsc.upc.edu
ptorutra A yahoo.es
paucliment A ya.com
pepe A elcorreu.net
phalangana A yahoo.com
qgil A interactors.coop
rdelavega A cesca.es
robert A cataloniahosting.com
elizir A elizir.mine.nu
llistadebiancat A ya.com
santiagopm A wanadoo.es
sargue A gmail.com
tevibp A wanadoo.es
ahiva5 A ole.com
jordi A matarosensefils.net
marc.bres A gmail.com
Finally we have realised that some spammers write directly to the list
without being stopped by any moderator. I think we should also improve
this. Do you think it's possible? See the "english posts" of