On 23/08/07, Paul Schmehl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> --On Thursday, August 23, 2007 20:06:47 +0100 dgmm <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
> > On Thursday 23 August 2007, Erik Trulsson wrote:
> >> For this list (freebsd-questions@) in particular it is intentionally and
> >> explicitly the case that one does not need to be subscribed to post here.
> >> This is because it is the main support forum for FreeBSD, and much
> >> documentation exists directing people to ask their questions here.
> >
> > This does, in fact, open up a distinct possibility for list subscribers
> > who  want to stop their address being harvested.
> >
> > Subscribe to the list with one email address such that one receives the
> > list  emails but post to the list with  a different address.
> Basically, what you (and others as well) are suggesting is that the list
> maintainers do double the work so that you don't have to bother with spam
> filtering.
> Seems rather self-centered to me.
> This is the internet.  Spam is endemic.  Short of encasing your computer in
> concrete, there's no way to avoid getting spam **even if you never post to
> a mailing list**.  Either learn to deal with it or stop subscribing to
> lists.

Just to toss in a couple of coppers:

It is quite sad to see the general openness and respect
of the internet bludgeoned into submission to some need
for relief from these hideous human beings.  Of course,
it is the same reason you have to have unlisted phone
numbers, do-not-call lists, bomb searches: humans.

On the other side, the days of responsilbe admins and
ISPs literally pulling the plug on irresponsible users seems
long past as well.

I suppose I am arguing for these lists continuing the way
they are, and just dealing with the fact that spam outruns
legitimate mails 3:1.

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