what about just asking them to confirm that would cut out mass spam
On Mon, 12 Aug 2002 01:50:12 -0300 (BRT) Rik van Riel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 01:50:12 -0300 (BRT)
From: Rik van Riel <email@example.com>
To: Jim Roland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: Re: The spam problem.
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On Sun, 11 Aug 2002, Jim Roland wrote:
> I want to suggest to the listserver admin (again) that this list and
> others on vger.kernel.org be restricted so that you can only post to the
> list if you are a member.
That's a sure way to cut down on the number of bug reports ;)
Not to mention that it makes cross-posts between various lists
pretty much impossible.
Also, considering the amount of spam I've received "from myself"
and "from" linux-kernel regulars it's pretty obvious that restricting
the posting to list members just isn't going to work any more to
prevent spam. It might still work for the next few months, but
the trend of spammers harvesting from/to address _pairs_ to get
around people's spam filters is definately getting explosively
-- Bravely reimplemented by the knights who say "NIH".
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