advocacy/89731: TOO MANY SPAMs on's mailing list

John Baldwin jhb at
Tue Nov 29 18:30:09 GMT 2005

The following reply was made to PR advocacy/89731; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: John Baldwin <jhb at>
To: freebsd-advocacy at
Cc: Takeo Hashimoto <HashimotoTakeo at>, freebsd-gnats-submit at
Subject: Re: advocacy/89731: TOO MANY SPAMs on's mailing list
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 13:28:31 -0500

 On Tuesday 29 November 2005 12:36 pm, Takeo Hashimoto wrote:
 > >Description:
 > there are too many spams on's mailing list.
 > - newbie can not find any kind of know-how from ML archive site.
 > - almost expert user are disappointed at miserable state of community.
 > - oldie does not think about mass happiness.
 > - once you post article to lists, spammer get your address from archive.
 > - waste network traffic and server resource.
 > - distinct honor of "FreeBSD is a freedom for spammer"
 Note that doesn't administer the services on  
 Instead, is delegated to a separate group that manages all of 
 the resources for including DNS, mailing lists, etc.  You need 
 to contact the folks there via postmaster at  Note also that 
 spam is an unfortunate reality and that there is only so much that a public 
 mailing list run by volunteers in their spare time can do.
 John Baldwin <jhb at>  <><
 "Power Users Use the Power to Serve"  =

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