Whoa, I still receive spam from this mail list. :(
While hard to track, I cannot say the same with the forums I use.
Of course, forums can be hacked and emails exposed, but that is rare and
targeting richer bounty.
The fossil forum is a click away. If you resist, then write a crawler to
retrieve the forum posts you desire.
Or the forum can push changes to a subscriber.
I prefer to leave them in the forum.

On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 10:34 AM, Warren Young <war...@etr-usa.com> wrote:

> On Aug 10, 2018, at 7:19 AM, Andy Bradford <amb-fos...@bradfords.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > Thus said Warren Young on Wed, 08 Aug 2018 11:45:09 -0600:
> >
> >>> Will this ever be enabled? I prefer email over web forum posting.
> >>
> >> How  would  you  prevent  spammers  from  using  an  email  submission
> >> mechanism?
> >
> > Most mailing list managers prevent  this by only allowing subscribers to
> > submit  emails.  I cannot  recall  the  last time  I  saw  spam sent  to
> > fossil-users@lists.fossil-scm.org…
> That’s not the problem described in the thread I linked you to:
>    http://sqlite.1065341.n5.nabble.com/Problems-with-v3-9-
> 0-entry-point-sqlite3-finalize-could-not-be-located-td85005.html#a85069
> You only need to read the first post, not the whole thread.
> Fossil forums prevent that problem.
> > Gmail supports email aliases.
> If you’re speaking of the free Gmail product, it only supports the
> user+...@example.com style, which fools no spammer.  They just strip the
> +ext bit off.
> If you mean G Suite, you only get 30 of them per account.  I run the mail
> server for my personal domains, and I have 240 aliases on my main email
> account.  You want lots of aliases because it allows you to have unique
> email addresses for any site whose security you are not entirely certain
> about.
> I wish I’d created *more* aliases, in fact, because my real email address
> gets most of the spam I receive, by far, suggesting that I should have
> hidden it more often.
> >> If we don't solve that problem first,  we'll be right back in much the
> >> same mess as today.
> >
> > Replacing a mailing list with a web  forum seems to simply trade one set
> > of problems  for another.
> Every choice worth spending thought on has tradeoffs.
> drh has made his choice.  I don’t think you’re going to sway him on this.
> > I'm  on dozens  of other public  mailing lists
> > that get a lot more traffic than Fossil Users does and there seems to be
> > no problems there…
> Roughly 80-90% of mail traffic is spam, but that’s not a problem?
>    https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/q/2175
> > Why don't  we leave  both in place  and see what  people prefer  to use?
> I made that very suggestion earlier.
> > Those who  are willing to  live with the  problems that come  with email
> > will express their preference by continuing to use email.
> Some of the burdens fall on drh, rather than on the users of the mailing
> list, so he has some say in how all of this goes.
> > Is the web forum now moderated?
> Yes, from day 1.  I am one of the moderators.
> > Does it help?
> No spam has made it into the forum blockchain yet.
> I also haven’t seen anyone attempt to spam the forum.  If it never
> happens, that’s fine with me.
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