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Re: Let's shut down address@hidden

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Let's shut down address@hidden
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 18:48:05 +0000 (GMT)

Hi, Ken.

On Tue, 13 Dec 2005, Ken Raeburn wrote:

>On Dec 12, 2005, at 04:10, Alan Mackenzie wrote:
>> The sort of process I envisage would work something like this:
>> (i) Mail arriving at the list goes through the (presumably already
>> installed) automatic filter (Spamassassin?).
>> (ii) Of what's left, anything from a known serious poster passes  
>> through.
>> (iii) Anything which is a response to an existing article passes  
>> through.
>> (iv) The rest stays in limbo for up to 24 hours; during that time, a
>> moderator may accept it or reject it;
>> (v) After 24 hours (moderator on holiday?) articles will get passed
>> through to the list.

>Is it common these days to forge approval lines in moderated groups?   
>Perhaps spam articles should be actively cancelled on the nntp side,  
>or posted to the nocem group, or whatever it is that's usually done  
>these days, in addition to simply not letting them through the mail  

I think the spam (on bug-gun-emacs and help-gnu-emacs) is being injected
into the system mainly through the mailing list, with only little bit, if
any at all, through NNTP - The Message-Ids which don't begin with
"<mailman...." don't seem to be attached to spam at all.


Alan Mackenzie (Munich, Germany)

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