I can tolerate spam. But I can't stand hearing the same arguments over
and over about spam getting through to this list. I suggest making this
list moderated. I will volunteer to undertake the role of moderator
myself. Of course, there should be many moderators to make it work and I
encourage others to volunteer as well.
Once this list is moderated, no spam will ever get through. A human
is the best filter.
What do you guys think?
At 15:15 2000-03-02 -0600, Sam wrote:
I had hoped to be able to learn things from subscribing to this list. But
I'm sick of this idiot spamming me, and sick of the list owner not doing
anything about it.
There isn't an official listadmin per-se. Yes, it'd be great if the list
was set up to limit posting by subscribers only. That's been hashed over a
zillion times at least. And it'd be great if the listserver didn't strip
the ORIGINAL headers from messages before relaying, since they're so useful
to filter on.
FTR - your message heading is the first I've seen of this particular spam,
so I checked my logs, and found that there have been three messages with
that subject in the past few days, and every last one of them was caught by
my forgery rules (from = usa.net, but messageid != usa.net), which have
proven remarkably reliable for selected domains.
MOST of the spam I see come through the procmail lists is crap that is
REPOSTED by someone on the list.
If you want to see how badly a list can be overrun with spam, go check out
the commercial list hosting service 'topica.com'. Geez - some lists I'm on
really took a S:N dive when they relocated to there.
How do I unsubscribe from this list?
While we're airing our gripes, let me say that what *I'm* sick of is people
who manage to subscribe to a TECHNICAL list, yet can't comprehend that the
uninstall instructions are virtually the same as for what they had to do to
get ON the list in the first place.
This has been such a problem, that there's even an official unsubscribe FAQ: