[ILUG] Suggestion RE: SPAM
dneary at wanadoo.fr
Wed Oct 16 09:48:03 IST 2002
Dermot Daly wrote:
> Hi All,
> Would it be considered too "closed" to make the ilug list a "closed
> user" group. I.E. Only members can post to it ?
It's been suggested often in the past, and the same arguments get
trawled out. In the end, the roaming users win (that is, people
who (for example) post from work, where they're not subscribed,
or while on holiday with a throw-away hotmail account, etc). And
also non-list members who occasionally hear about the list and
post a question to see what the fuss is about before joining.
> Would this solve all the spam that is being received lately ?
Yes. But at a cost.
> I'm hoping not to generate huge discussion (self fulfulling spam?), but
> rather wondering what the list maintainers think of this.
Check the archives :)
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