Re: General Resolution draft against spam.
>>"Sven" == Sven Luther <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Sven> To avoid spam in debian lists:
Sven> - Being able to post is a privilege, not a right. The natural way of
Sven> obtaining this privilege, for so called "open" lists, is by
Sven> to them and using the same address in the From: field, or by using
Sven> an email addresses which has been previously subscribed to a special
Sven> white list.
That would preclude gettting mail from me, and people with
similar mail setups as mine. My subscribe address is a mail bounce
address, which remains constant, as I move. My Outbound address
reflects th current ISP arrangement.
Sven> No other mail will reach the lists until it's approved by a moderator
Sven> If there are no moderators for a given list, these mails will go to
Sven> /dev/null (so to speak).
More work, and also delays, for the innocent.
Sven> This was the last item of the proposal, and maybe one of the most
Sven> strongly objected too, both now and in the past.
Sven> The debian mailing lists are open, and we want them to stay that way.
Sven> Using spamassassin on the lists, will lower the quantity of spam a lot
Sven> (just check your spamassassin cache and count the mail in it, and you
Sven> will be convinced), and thus satisfy the people wanting this kind of
Sven> extreme measures.
Quite. Why not augment spamassassin with content based filters?
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