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 > > email@example.com… > > 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. > _______________________________________________ > fossil-users mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://lists.fossil-scm.org:8080/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fossil-users >
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