Re: Time stamps

From: Ashley M. Kirchner <>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 09:30:02 -0700 (MST)
Message-ID: <>

On Thu, 18 Mar 1999, Daniel Stenberg wrote:

: > > (even if I already dislike its configuration, which rejects
: > > posts from non-subscribed addresses).
: > Personally, I think that configuration is better than receiving a half
: > dozen SPAM messages per week, as I do on some lists. I tend to unsub
: > from those lists fairly quickly. B^(
: I know that's the only reason to have the switch set like that. I am
: currently subscribed to more than 20 active mailing lists of which most are
: open to posts from anywhere, and I *never* receive any spam mails from them.
: I do receive quite a lot of spam from other sources though.

        For the sake of discussion, I wanted to throw in my 2 cents... There are ways to avoid getting spam on public (open) lists. I run several lists on our server and I have yet to get spam on any of them. And I can say the same about any other list that I'm subscribed to.

        What I do end up doing a lot of times though, when I do find out about a particular site that frequently sends out spam (such as AOL as they recently started doing that rather often), I end up setting up a block in our MTA, instead of generating reject rules for users. At the same time, I do leave certain parts open for perfectly sane emails from people we do know at such domains to come through (using a different MX server).

        Now, I understand not all of us have access to our MTA's to inflict such damage, but I just wanted to make a point that you don't always have to block everything/everyone from a particular domain, or that matches a particular regexp - there are ways around it and frankly, sometimes putting an extra efford in to solving the problem will make everyone else happy. Blindly blocking something/someone without consideration is just not fair for all parties involved.

        Now, can we go back to discussing HyperDev, or do I have to start a new list called 'we-all-bitch-because-we-have-the-right-to' ? <smirk>


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