Re: Spam on Debian lists
- Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:49:12 -0600
- From: Joe Pfeiffer <pfeiffer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Spam on Debian lists
Patrick Bartek <nemommxiv@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:40:56 +0200 Jochen Spieker <ml@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> > Actually -- does anyone monitor this list for this type of stuff?
>> You have no idea *how much* spam is blocked by the work of the list
>> masters. But it's not that anybody monitors all of the almost 300
>> Debian lists¹ with thousands of posts each day.
>> > I see these types of things come through periodically -- and 1
>> > delete on the front end could prevent a lot of woe.
>> Your help is appreciated:
>> Obviously, this only affects the archive after all subscribers already
>> received the spam message. Moderating all Debian lists is not a job
>> that anybody wants to do (and it wouldn't even be appreciated).
>> > *Even more so* -- it seems like unauthorized users can email this
>> > list?
>> > Why not just restrict it to people who have subscribed?
>> Because this excludes use cases that are deemed valid by the list
> Like what?
> Why not this: To post or reply to the list, you must be
> a subscriber; but to read/browse (even search archives, etc.), you
> do not. This is the way most of the lists I've been involved with have
> been set up. Works quite well controlling spurious posting by 'bots.
> One list I used required annual renewal..
That would preclude those of us who still read it on usenet.