Spam control (was: Let People Find You in Google!)

Frank Leonhardt freebsd-doc at
Fri Sep 6 14:17:34 UTC 2013

On 06/09/2013 11:21, Jerry wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Sep 2013 09:32:39 +0100
> Graham Todd articulated:
>> Isn't this pure SPAM?
> Why yes it is. Would you prefer it mixed with non-spam to make it more
> palatable?
> Seriously, the ration of spam to non-spam is increasing exponentially
> on this list. Until the moderators change this to a subscriber list it
> will remain aa "any spammer can post" list.
There has indeed been a higher spam:ham ratio on this list of late, 
however making it subscriber-only won't help. The crims need only spoof 
the address of someone subscribed to the list to bypass that, and I 
suspect a few spammers have registered using false addresses anyway 
(leading to a bounce to anyone posting).

Piping it through Spamassassin as it arrives at, 
although this isn't so effective against people using freemail accounts. 
Closing down irresponsibly run freemail operators would be a big help, 
but it's not going to happen.

If anyone wants to discuss this OFF LIST, I'm up for it.

Regards, Frank.

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