List Spam Filtering
steve at sohara.org
Sat May 11 16:27:04 UTC 2013
On Thu, 09 May 2013 02:26:26 +0200
"Julian H. Stacey" <jhs at berklix.com> 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 sohara.org>
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