[Openal] Newsgroup / forum
zotan at web.de
Tue Mar 9 19:17:49 PST 2004
On Mar 10, 2004, at 3:19 AM, Garin Hiebert wrote:
> Just an FYI on the subject of list spam -- we actually get a lot more
> spam (by about 4/1) than legitimate traffic on our mailing lists. I
> deal with it by manually approving/deleting each message which is sent
> to the list by a non-list member.
Hmm yes, I was expressing myself not very well. I didn't mean "don't
get spam" but "easier to handle spam" if you are willing to set some
drastic configuration. I run a very low traffic list on freelists.org
which has roughly 1 post per week and had 10-20 spam mails per day. At
some point I just configured the list so that posts by non-subscribers
are by default refused, so I don't see them at all. As result, the list
is 100% spam free now. This doesn't work on usenet (hate to say it,
basically I really like usenet).
Refusing posts by non-subscribed users might not be possible for every
list, I suppose. However, I personally don't see why subscribing and a
bit later unsubscribing again after your question was answered and you
find the list boring otherwise is so much of a problem. Users expect a
mailing list to be spam-clean but then are not willing to invest some
seconds to sign up first. Makes no sense to me.
> If anyone has suggestions on other software I should look at, feel
> free to give me suggestions
Ecartis (http://www.ecartis.org/) seems to be quite okay, from what I
heard. I never set it up myself, so I can just spread some hear-say.
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