[ILUG] Spam and more spam
thomas at wibble.to
Tue Mar 2 22:46:40 GMT 2004
On Tue, Mar 02, 2004 at 10:19:13PM +0000, Colm Buckley wrote:
> I am willing to consider options for assisting with de-spamming the
> ILUG list.
> Human moderation is an option, but it would probably destroy the
> 'real-time' nature which this list has come to enjoy. The volume of
> mail to the list is *enormous* - for every message which is currently
> posted, about 5-10 are rejected as spam or viruses. It is difficult
> for even a large team of moderators to respond to such a volume in
> short intervals. In addition, I have always been uncomfortable with
> the notion of human moderation of this list, on the grounds that even
> the most objective individuals can be biased, and make decisions which
> might not be acceptable.
> I also don't really want to consider complicated options which involve
> a large or fragile software infrastructure.
I am on a list elsewhere for CCIE candidates, and they have a rule that
says your first posting to a list must be approved.
I don't know if mailman would support this, but is there someway to
configure the list so a posting is accepted if it comes from either a
subscriber address or an address that has previously posted to the list.
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