[cgl_discussion] non-list-member posts need approval
mochel at osdl.org
Mon Sep 23 09:39:24 PDT 2002
On Mon, 23 Sep 2002, Villalovos, John L wrote:
> Please keep it!!
> I am on quite a few mailing lists where spam seriously outnumbers the valid
Ah, but that's what spam filters are for. There are many freely available
filters available that work very well. linux-kernel currently generates
300-500 messages a day, and of those, < 1/day are spam.
There are many other ways to spam people of this list, besides actually
posting to it. Nothing stops a robot from subscribing then posting, since
AFAIK, there is no approval for membership.
Also, the list archives are publically available on the web, without
mangling of email addresses at all:
That is how I get most of my spam: robots scanning the archives and
sending me mail. It far outnumbers the spam I get from any list (with one
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