[thesite] bad spam

Daniel J. Cody djc at members.evolt.org
Tue May 7 16:06:03 CDT 2002

aardvark -

this is obviously an issue for you, and i can appreciate that.

i know you think that you've got the best solution, and it does work
well on theforum list for a number of reasons(two being its relative
newness and not being plastered on 100 sites across the web), so its not
really fair to say 'solution X works on this list' when the lists are
very different.

i'm working on fixing the problem, more along the lines of what josh has
suggested, by holding zero length emails.

this, in addition to the other measures in place, should help the prob.

and i'm not saying its going to ever get fixed either. spam will always
be flying at thelist, and we can't completly stop it. i think if you or
the people that sent you messages offlist knew how many spam emails
didn't get through because of the work thats been done by a number of
people, you wouldn't be quite as critical.

aardvark wrote:
> so, how many other people got offlist emails complaining about the
> following:
> http://lists.evolt.org/archive/Week-of-Mon-20020506/111817.html
> i'd love to say that i hate to bring this up again, but i don't, because
> it's something i think isn't yet resolved, at least not for the few
> offlist (and one onlist) response to it that i've received...
> as i look through my own spam filter, i see that the subjects can
> be a hella lot worse than that... how long before those get through?
>  how many evolters have to explain to their boss-men that those
> messages from a list to their *specific address* aren't opt-in?
> so, i again ask, what is easier:
> - having a few people constantly manage a spam filter for a group of
> people on the list that, near as i can tell, amounts to 0.1% so they
> can post from anywhere in the world...
> - close the lists and allow people to either sub other addys (set to
> nomail) or have the list admin add them to the exceptions list?
> and what is friendlier?
> - have a dozen people added to the exceptions list?
> - have some listers forcibly removed from their list thanks to office
> policy at their places of employment, while the rest of us just
> waste time deleting them...
> theforum is closed, and so far nobody has complained of any
> problems... granted, it's been quiet over there, but it was also the
> weekend, and four of the louder types were busy getting drunk
> together in TO...

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