Jon Radel jon at
Tue Feb 10 19:32:49 UTC 2015

On 2/10/15 12:12 PM, zep wrote:
> On 02/10/2015 10:52 AM, Phil Reynolds wrote:
>> On Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:29:13 +0100
>> Malcolm Matalka <mmatalka at> wrote:
>>> This mailing list produces almost all of the spam I receive. Is there
>>> any plan to reduce the spam?
>> The list is open for posting to by non-members. There are reasons for
>> this, but this also means it is open to spam. Annoying, but nothing
>> that can really be done about it.
> I don't know that that's true/accurate.  there might not be anything
> that can easily be done about it but there are a wide range of spam
> catching programs and other methodologies that could be implemented.
You mean like the ones I have implemented that filter out almost all the 
spam on this list and leave me little residue but the endless and 
relatively pointless chatter on the topic?  Read the archives. The folks 
who run the lists have their policies.  Some people are convinced they 
could do better.  They quite possibly could.  But they don't run the 
lists.  So stop spamming me about spam.  And, yes, the horse really is dead.

--Jon Radel
jon at

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