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Re: anti-spam, please?

From: Adam Monsen
Subject: Re: anti-spam, please?
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 08:32:02 -0700

On Mon, 12 Jul 2004 16:31:31 -0500 (CDT), Bob Friesenhahn
<address@hidden> wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jul 2004, Adam Monsen wrote:
> > Could we please get some anti-spam protection on this mailing list?
> > There's almost more noise than signal.
> I don't see this noise since I use bogofilter to filter out almost all
> SPAM (500-1000 SPAM messages/day).  However, recently I have
> encountered lots of problems with sites that won't accept my mail due
> to poorly-implemented anti-SPAM measures.  If there is a trade-off, I
> would rather receive (and filter) SPAM than not be able to post to
> lists.

I agree.

> There is an apparent FSF policy that non-subscribers should be able to
> post to GNU mailing lists.  This policy is one reason why there is so
> much SPAM on the lists.  The alternative is that many useful postings
> would not be posted to the lists.

Yes, quite a tradeoff. However, I'd prefer if non-subscribers were
*not* allowed to post to the list... this seems to be the norm with
most mailing lists to which I'm subscribed.

> Bob
> ======================================
> Bob Friesenhahn
> address@hidden

Adam Monsen <address@hidden>

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