> > 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. >
Actually, the list maintainer has already done something to prevent spam harvesting -- something I didn't see mentioned in this 'thread' (and if it was mentioned, I appologize.) When you subscribe to (some) mailing lists, there is an option "Conceal yourself from subscriber list?" Not as powerful as filters, I agree, but it is a small thing that helps to combat spam. Also, earlier in this thread, someone mentioned about using a gmail account for mailing lists. I think it's a great idea, because that is the approach I've taken. The only problem I face with GMail, is some messages sent to mailing lists get marked as spam -- rarely. Within the past 3 months, I've received 1 actual spam message. And that is without any extra filters, other than sorting mail by label. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"