Subject: Re: we have to do something about this spam
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/21/2007 19:03:07
Manuel Bouyer <> writes:
> On Sun, Jan 21, 2007 at 03:31:30PM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> Martin Husemann <> writes:
>> > On Sat, Jan 20, 2007 at 06:34:29PM +0000, Rui Paulo wrote:
>> >> We have greylisting in action AFAIK.
>> >
>> > We have a lot of well-working spam protection, but the archives do not
>> > get the full protection (I don't know the details why).
>> We should switch all of the lists over to "subscribers only can post"
>> and add in a special list so people with more than one address can
>> subscribe to a "never gets mail but is allowed to post" list. Then the
>> spam will all go away completely.
> I think at last the netbsd-help and gnats-bug list has to stay open. 
> We shouldn't make it more difficult for our users to get help.

It is much harder still for them to get help when people reply to the
mailing list and they can't see the reply, and they sit around
wondering why no one is helping.