Another possibility :) Would require a bit of shifting things around,
which could be quite a bit of a disturbance.
I have a get-to-the-root-of-it-all sort of question: Is the problem that
it's too hard to combat spam or that the people in charge of the lists
don't have time to really get into it?
Don't get me wrong on this; I'm not trying to say anybody's slouching or
anything. I know from my personal experience though that things can just
get to be too much. Perhaps the task of fixing the problem could be
given to a few people as a group, let them discuss it, come up with a
good, workable plan, and present it to php-dev or some such and then let
them implement it if everybody likes the plan.
Stephen van Egmond wrote:
> Toby Butzon ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
> > Although I agree, I don't think it's ever going to happen. Somehow, the
> > head PHP folks don't seem to be too interested in combatting spam; I
> > brought up the discussion a few weeks ago and was met with strong
> > resistance.
> > Maybe when the list gets to be 20% spam they'll listen. It _is_ steadily
> > getting to be more and more as time progresses.
> I operate mailing lists using the listar package, available for debian
> and other Unices.
> It can reject, out-of-the-box, mail based on
> * grepping headers for regular expressions
> * requiring people be in the user database
> Users in the database usually have the "echpost" flag - meaning send
> them copies of posts. But if you turn off echopost (e.g. for an
> account you want to post from but not receive posts to), you're
> completely set.
> You're right that this has to be something that list gods care enough
> about to fix. Given the attitude toward bug mailings, you're probably right.
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