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chris at stallion.oz.au
Sun Apr 16 23:17:18 EDT 2000
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Bruce Campbell <bc at humbug.org.au> moved upon the face of the 'Net and spake thusly:
> So, is it (the current configuration, the explanations of the
> configuration, the handholding required when people complaing that they
> cannot post because of misinterpreting the configuration) worth the
> hassle? I'd like to think so. If you have a better solution which
> does not open the lists up to random spamming, please speak up.
Given that I'm on some lists that *are* open to any spamming luser, I
think the current closed state is good.
The only alternative I could think of would be a self-moderation
scheme (first post from a new address requires confirmation), as used
by some newsfroups (eg. comp.infosystems.www.authoring.cgi). Given
that spam rarely has a valid return address, such a system would weed
out the crap. OTOH, it would generate the hassle of bounced
confirmation mail, which would I suspect sway most BlistOFHs away from
On the gripping hand, how often does your average list get spammed
anyhow? The lists I hang out on? Quarterly at worst.
Christopher Biggs -- chris at stallion.oz.au -- Stallion Technologies Australia.
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