On Aug 11, 2018, at 11:36 AM, Andy Bradford <amb-fos...@bradfords.org> wrote: > > The mailing list has yet to > deliver spam as far as I can tell.
I’d have a hard time proving it, since I delete such things from my local archive, and I wouldn’t be surprised if many of the public archives have their own inbound spam filtering, too. But, I’m pretty sure I do remember a few incidents of this. The mailing list admin then has to go in and manually boot the user out, and probably add filtering to prevent that email address from re-joining the list. That probably falls on drh’s shoulders. Certainly there’s no reason in principle this could not happen. As long as the Fossil forum moderators are paying attention, it *can’t* happen with Fossil forums. > I believe what you mean is that your email address that you use on this > mailing list has been harvested by spammers and that they are contacting > you directly. Fossil does not expose the email address of its users. The /forum repository on fossil-scm.org currently doesn’t even allow you to clone the repository, and even if it did, you wouldn’t get a copy of the user table without high-level privileges that won’t be handed out to anyone who isn’t already trusted. > That can be easily thwarted by simply setting your From address to be an > invalid address “Easily”? Either: 1. On every post, you manually edit the “From” address in your MUA to something invalid. Yes, it’s just a drop-down selection in modern MUAs, but it’s an extra step on each and every posting. 2. You reconfigure your mailer to always use the invalid address by default, and then have to remember to fix it on every email reply where you’d actually like to receive a reply. 3. Set up some kind of smart filtering system (procmail, etc.) to do this based on the destination address for each email. All three options fall outside the scope of “easily,” in my book. Maybe you have an easier option? _______________________________________________ fossil-users mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.fossil-scm.org:8080/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fossil-users