On Thursday 23 August 2007, Paul Schmehl 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.

How does this equate to double the work for the list maintainers?  I've never 
operated a mailing list so I don't understand what work is involved in 
operating one or how that workload might be increased if some people post 
with one name while having the automated system mail out to a different, 
subscribed address

> Seems rather self-centered to me.

In what way?

> This is the internet.  Spam is endemic.

So rather than look for multiple methods to reduce the amount of incoming to 
*my* address I should just accept it all and filter it locally?

That seems rather irresponsible to me,  ANy method which can help stop it 
source appeaers on the face of it to be a better solution.

> 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.

I'm sure that attitude will appear welcoming to new users.

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