Span in the lists
steve at sohara.org
Sun Mar 6 06:29:38 UTC 2016
On Sun, 6 Mar 2016 13:23:36 +0800
Erich Dollansky <erichsfreebsdlist at alogt.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Mar 2016 08:08:17 +0100
> Fernando Apesteguía <fernando.apesteguia at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What happened in the last few hours regarding the lists? I received _a
> > lot of spam_ from freebsd-ports@ freebsd-questions@ and other lists.
> I receive some times hundred of spam mail claiming to come from the
> list but none actually comes from the list. Except the one above
> (D-SUB ...). My trick is that I use a different e-mail address for this
> list. All e-mails to this list not originating from freebsd.org are
> considered spam. This solves at least 99% of the problems but also
> deletes private messages sent by accident to this e-mail address.
Not just accidentally - common practice in the FreeBSD lists is to
reply to all so if someone is replying to a thread in which you have
posted you will get a mail to your address as well as to the list. The
former you will classify as spam - incorrectly.
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org>
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