Span in the lists
erichsfreebsdlist at alogt.com
Sun Mar 6 22:51:00 UTC 2016
On Sun, 6 Mar 2016 06:28:36 +0000
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 6 Mar 2016 13:23:36 +0800
> Erich Dollansky <erichsfreebsdlist at alogt.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 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.
as the mail will come twice, the copy can be still considered as spam
as it is double. But the filter is done so that the copy lands in the
proper FreeBSD folder.
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