On Tue, 12 Aug 2003 18:47:03 -0400, Glenn McCorkle wrote:

> On Tue, 12 Aug 2003 22:47:29 +0200, Michael Polak wrote:

>> Clarence Verge wrote:

>>> I like Glenn's idea above.
>>> Please warn us if you are willing to do it and then
>>> just delete  /home/majordomo/lists/arachne.

>> But if no one wants the mailing list, why there is still so significant
>> traffic going to arachne-digest every day ? (well, I am not reading it
>> any more... but arachne-digest appear in my INBOX quite often... still I
>> don't have idea how the spam can get in, I deleted most of e-mails in
>> wizards list, the originating addresses are not subscribed... it's weird...)

> The spam is getting in because [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> is an 'in effect' "open relay".

> Anyone can send a message to it and it 'acts like' any other open relay.

> So.....
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] needs to be 'blocked'

> also....

> [EMAIL PROTECTED] needs to setup so that only those who are subscribed
> can send to it.

> As for "But if no one wants the mailing list,"

> Many of us still *do* want t.

> The problem is that many who are subscribed *do not* want to be.

> Those who do not.... can't unbsub. :(((

> IMO,
> If you delete the entire list of subscribers
> (both arachne and arachne-digest), and then only those
> who want to continue to get the list go ahead
> and re-subscribe........... problem solved. :)))

Additional 'side note'....

The new 'welcome to the list' message needs to have a warning added to
it letting everyone know that the unsub function is broken.

Maybe just a link to.... http://www.cisnet.com/glennmcc/unsub.htm ;-)


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