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Re: spam

From: Bas Wijnen
Subject: Re: spam
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 00:24:09 +0100
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Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
   BTW Isn't this question for the FAQ? ;-)

Great idea!  And thanks for the answer to the question.

?? Why is there so much on bug-hurd/help-hurd?

{OK} Because anyone can post to GNU mailing lists without being
subscribed (to ease asking questions), and there are no spam filters
on the GNU servers.  It's expected that subscribers will do filtering
on their side (Junk Control in Mozilla *, etc).

Any objections?

Well, there are spam filters on GNU servers.  Mailman has one, but the
list needs moderators if they are used.  However, it is easy to set the
"Must posts have list named in destination (to, cc) field?" to yes (it's
in privacy options->recepient filters).  I understood that that would
take out a lot of the spam.  We don't care if we don't see mail which
has bug-hurd in the Bcc:, do we?  We do block it for l4-hurd, and it
doesn't seem to be a problem.


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