Postal Notification

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Mon Nov 3 19:39:31 UTC 2014

On 11/03/14 11:20, Polytropon wrote:
> On Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:15:25 -0600, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> On 11/03/14 10:01, jd1008 wrote:
>> I 2nd this motion. The #1 source of SPAM which makes it to my home PC
>> (this FBSD 9.3p3 box) is crap going to this list, which I have
>> whitelisted :-/ ....
> This mailing list is public. It also is not being moderated.
> However, you can easily filter spam on client side, for example,
> if the messages contain HTML garbage, or certain keywords are
> met. Filtering for certain X-Mailer strings is also possible.
> If you don't want to do this in your MUA, you can use your
> MTA to do this at an earlier stage (either by deleting the
> offending messages, or simply denying to receive them).
> In my opinion, this is not even worth the time, as there
> is only _few_ spam on this list (compared to others!) which
> only requires a single DEL keypress to be deleted. In most
> cases, the subject is fully sufficient to determine if this
> action is required. This opinion illustrates that I'm a lazy
> person who doesn't receive thousands of messages per day to
> be bothered automating anything. ;-)

My ISP allows (Linux RHEL 5.n) shell access to their servers, & I have a 
2100+ line procmail file doing *mucho* detailed keyword/header 
filtering. Filtering HTML would lose anyone I buy something from on Ebay 
or stuff from my brokers. My ISP has some pretty aggressive/effective 
filtering as well. I only get 2-3 SPAMs/month, but unfortunately almost 
*all* are from crap that leaks through on this list. Could the list 
white-list anyone who subscribes, then eliminate any SPAMmers once they 
rear their ugly heads ? I don't know what the solution is, & I think the 
list is fabulously managed overall, but these SPAMs are irritating ....


	William A. Mahaffey III


	"The M1 Garand is without doubt the finest implement of war
	 ever devised by man."
                            -- Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

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