On Thu, 20 Dec 2001, Matthew Dillon wrote: > > :I'm starting to get spam since I joined this list, and the spam is > :coming from freebsd.org. If I'm reading the headers right, it's coming > :in through a freebsd.org mail server. > > Ha. In the last two weeks the amount of personal spam I receive has > gone up exponentially. I'm getting around 60 a day now. I'm not > surprised that the list is seeing a big increase. > > I can only hope that our illustrious congress has grown as tired of > spam as I have and will fix the law to simply ban it.
I doubt it: a) the have secretaries (if at all!) to read the mail b) spam = money the solution must lie in something with authentication. E.g. everyone subscribing to this list has to submit his/her pub key and every message should be signed. I image this as something like a quasi-moderated list. If you post something to the list it will first be read by a moderator. If the moderator agrees on the fact that this is not spam, it _must_ be accepted to the list and thereby the sig / pub key is inserted into a DB. Future mails arriving from the just included submitter will be sent to the list without moderation. Thus the moderator is a a one time check for submitters. only people interested in the subject will pass. spammers wont have the time to get interested in -current internals. (usually). After passing once you are free to post as before. I know many people wont like the idea presented above. But it is the only reasonable check I can think of that would exclude spam while at the same time permitting reasonable open access. Of course I am open to better ideas. greetings, aaron (Vienna) --- COSHER = Completely Open Source, Headers, Engineering, and Research To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message