[ILUG] leaving the list
lhecking at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Oct 16 16:23:45 IST 2006
Colm Buckley writes:
> This is one of the downsides of having a widely-published list
> address. Our spam removal rate is better than 99.9%, but some still
> slips through. I'm continually working to improve the rate, but real
> spam volumes are increasing pretty dramatically. Short of moderating
> the list (which I've historically been unwilling to do) or using a
> commercial antispam solutuion, there aren't many answers to the problem.
Most of the spam that does currently make it to the list could be avoided
by filtering out mails with an empty body (subject line-only spam like
is, empty body before adding the list footer.
Actually, I need to qualify that: the spam through the list that makes it
to my inbox is almost exclusively subject line-only. The list archive,
however, lists a lot of stuff that never ever makes it here, which means
that SourceForge's filter (SpamAssassin) is configured to be more aggressive.
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