On Fri, 15 Mar 2002, Jacob Palme wrote:
At 10:03 -0500 02-03-14, The IESG wrote:
The level of spam on IETF mailing lists has now reached the
level that we encourage the use of operational controls as
In particular, list managers are encouraged to employ the
use of automatic mechanisms that immediately distribute
messages submitted by subscribers and other known email
addresses while directing all other messages to a human
reviewer for rejection or approval.
5) Mailing lists that check the sender's address as part of the
determinate of what might be spam must also support a list of "known
email addresses" whose submissions are automatically approved
without human intervention. The list of "known email addresses" must
include at least the following addresses:
Will not the spammers soon learn to send their spams with
one of these addresses as bogus sender?
You overestimate the spammers :-). Most probably have no idea what IETF
is or that they're spamming an IETF list.
Pekka Savola "Tell me of difficulties surmounted,
Netcore Oy not those you stumble over and fall"
Systems. Networks. Security. -- Robert Jordan: A Crown of Swords