Span in the lists

Ernie Luzar luzar722 at
Sat Mar 5 01:07:24 UTC 2016

Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Mar 2016 13:46:18 +0100, Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions
> wrote:
>> On Fri, 4 Mar 2016 06:49:46 -0500, Carmel wrote:
>>> I use "claws-mail" and code it right into the special folder I use for
>>> each mail forum.  
>> I use Claws too. It were just around 7 junk mails [1] and not
>> many. All of those mails sent to freebsd-questionsATfreebsdDOTorg
>> were correctly detected by my bogofilter, just one mail wasn't filtered
>> by bogofilter, this one was one of two junk mails sent to
>> multimediaATfreebsdDOTorg. If you trained your junk filter today, next
>> time this junk mail unlikely will annoy you anymore.
>> Consider to drink a coffee and stop the time how long it takes to mark
>> mails as junk and next time stop how long it takes to just empty the
>> junk folder.
>> Don't make mountains out of molehills.
>> [1]
>> [2]
> PS: In my junk folder, btw. it's the trash folder, was no false
> positive.

A molehill is something that only effects a few people. But saying that 
all users of the different mailing lists should modify their personal 
email software to filter out spam from the FreeBSD lists is just plain 
stupid. It's FreeBSD goal to present it's self as a professional 
organization, but yet the powers to be are still stuck in the past. 
Maillman is the software application used for all the 'lists' and its 
designed with user registration built in. Its simple to turn on.

Posting to the list is only half of the problem. What about all the spam 
sent to list members email address that got harvested because all posts 
show the posters email address? Again the solution is right in front of 
us. Mailman software also has config option "anonymous_list" which stops 
putting real email addresses in list posts.

Its time FreeBSD steps up to the plate and takes the normal steps to 
tighten control over the lists at the central source instead of forcing 
the list users to do it. There is no defense that can justify keeping 
the lists from registration. Lets get with the times and demonstrate how 
professional FreeBSD really is.

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