Please don't reply to spam - Was: Freebsd Project Drug Awareness
ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Mon Oct 10 12:42:22 UTC 2016
On Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:37:40 +0100, Dave B via freebsd-questions wrote:
>Trouble with the way this list is set-up, the default "reply to"
>address goes straight to the list.
>Therefore, any mail sent to the list, on any subject, will get piped
>right through to the spammers, as well as the rest of us.
>You dont need to reply "to the spammers", they get a response
>automatically, even this one.
>The best defence is to stay silent, or if you do reply/post to the
>list, *Trim* the message to eliminate as much non relevant stuff
>(especially embedded links) as you can.
So there seems to be the need to explain it.
If valid subscribers of a mailing list continue a thread started by a
spammer, it becomes difficult to distinguish between wanted mail and
unwanted mail from the mailing list.
I flag all unwanted mail from a mailing list that reaches me as
junk, so usually only the wanted mails from a list reach me and usually
there are no false positives. IOW usually I don't get annoyed by the
spam that comes through a mailing list and usually I'm not missing
This kind of filtering becomes harder to do, if the spam is mixed with
replies from regular subscribers.
There are other reasons to not reply to spam, by continuing the thread,
However, since there were complains about a high amount of spam...
Spam: Freebsd Project Drug Awareness Rebecca Preston
1 Freebsd Project Drug Awareness Alejandro Imass
2 Freebsd Project Drug Awareness Stephen Cook
3 Freebsd Project Drug Awareness Steve O'Hara-Smith
4 Freebsd Project Drug Awareness Brandon Wandersee
5 Freebsd Project Drug Awareness Michael Sierchio
6 Freebsd Project Drug Awareness Ian Smith
7 Freebsd Project Drug Awareness Steve O'Hara-Smith
8 Freebsd Project Drug Awareness Bertram Scharpf
9 Please don't reply to spam - Was: Freebsd Project Drug Awareness
10 Please don't reply to spam - Was: Freebsd Project Drug Awareness
11 Please don't reply to spam - Was: Freebsd Project Drug Awareness
12 The mail I'm writing now.
...note, in the first place I replied off-list. 1 spam cause 12
unneeded mails, most inform us about which subscribers have teenager
knowledge about Timothy Leary, Albert Hofmann and that they know
how fans of Jerry García and Band are called. Apart from this spam
filtering got broken, at least by some MUAs using bogofilter, while
bogofilter works perfect before the replies.
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