List Spam Filtering

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Sat May 11 16:27:04 UTC 2013

On Thu, 09 May 2013 02:26:26 +0200
"Julian H. Stacey" <jhs at> wrote:

> If list write access was changed to Subscribers Only:
>   - List could silently discard such spam.
>   - Postmaster@  (& webmaster@ weeding web archives) would have less work.
>   - Less individual need to select spam phrases to copy to personal
> filters (& less time searching WTF dialect American above meant in
> English ;-).

	The downside is that it would require people to subscribe in order
to ask a question, this is also the reason for the convention of using
"Reply to all" in FreeBSD mailing lists. It's been a convention for a
*long* time, at least since FreeBSD 1.1 was shiny and new in 1993.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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