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olivier.nicole at cs.ait.ac.th
Wed Apr 30 10:57:20 UTC 2014
> Which implies all list members email addresses are exposed
> to the world at large?
They are, at least to all those who subscribe to the list.
> How else would an email address be
> gained by spammers... If that's the case it needs to be changed.
And how would you do that? Mail distributed by the list should not
hold the sender address?
> But back to the idea of a temporary quarantine for new posters,
> here's my thinking...
> . create a procmail filter that directs new posters to
> an appointed 'list-mom'.
> . list-mom reviews the first two emails that new posters
> submit looking for BSD related content.
> . obvious offenders (pizza hut anyone?) are given the boot,
> while legitimate posters are passed on to the list with
> status now upgraded as legit (removed from the procmail
> Why would this not work?
Because the spam is not being sent by the list, so a person can
subscribe, receive posts, gather mail addresses and send spam from his
Which is exactly what happens here.
> Mike Sanders
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