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John Johnstone jjohnstone-freebsdquestions at
Thu May 29 18:44:38 UTC 2014

On 5/29/14 1:55 PM, John Levine wrote:
>>> It�s really becoming a PITA to stay on the list.
>> It is really trivial to filter out. I use a separate address for lists
>> and filter anything that lacks either an appropriate List-Id or an
>> appropriate domain in a References header. The in-list spam is
>> negligible.
> Today there seems to be as much spam as real mail, and more meta-spam
> than either.
> Every other list I'm on limits posting to subscribers which stops the
> spam dead. Nearly all the spam is just blasted out at random and the
> list's address happens to be one of the million targets.  It's very
> rare in my experience for a spammer to go to the effort of signing up
> for a list to spam through it.
> R's,
> John

I wholeheartedly agree.  Spammer's send through such highly automated 
methods that in nearly all cases they are not doing anything that 
requires specific manual effort.

Are there other significant mailing lists anywhere today besides the 
FreeBSD world that don't require subscription?  I have a great deal of 
respect for the FreeBSD community but I find it unbelievable that a 
subscription isn't required.

It's a trivial amount of effort for any interested ones to subscribe. 
If they have the knowledge and desire to attempt to use FreeBSD they 
will certainly have the knowledge and desire to subscribe.

John J.

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