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Re: list policies

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: list policies
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 10:04:40 -0600 (CST)

On Sun, 21 Dec 2003, Howard Chu wrote:

> Is this list open to everyone, or subscribers only? It would be nice if the
> spam was eliminated. Can you moderate new subscribers or something?

It is FSF policy that GNU lists be open in order to solicit bug
reports from non-subscribers.

I have installed a simple anti-spam filter (bogofilter in my case)
which reduces the amount of spam I receive to about a message per day
vs 100+ spams per day, with practically no false positives.  I suggest
that you do the same since there are many other sources of spam.

Rather than closing the list, it would be appreciated if the FSF folks
would install a anti-spam filter on their mail server in order to
discard obvious spam before relaying the mail.  This is easy to

Bob Friesenhahn

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