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Subject[OT] Confirmation Spam Blocking was: List 'linux-dvb' closed to public posts
On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 09:15:50PM +0000, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 01:38:19PM -0700, Zan Lynx wrote:
> > Compared to the time required to write up a good bug report or patch,
> > what's the problem with the couple minutes needed to subscribe,
> > authorize and _then_ post to the list?
>
> Closed lists are just *rude*. The only intention is to stop spam,
> but personally, I find hoop-jumping like this *more* of an inconvenience
> than spam, (and I get a *lot* of spam, several megs a day on a quiet day)
>
> Some maintainers get *really pissed off* when you short-circuit them
> and send fixes to Linus directly. But if I'm forced to jump through hoops
> each time I fix up random parts of the kernel, I'm going to be equally
> as rude as I consider they are by doing the best they can to inconvenience
> people with good intentions, and mail them straight to Linus/Andrew/Marcelo.

What do you think about individual email (non-list) using a confirmation
based spam blocking system.

I currently use spamassassin to filter my messages, but I saw recently a
project that asks you to reply to a confirmation message if you're not
already on the white-list.

I'm not sure how acceptable it would be, and this is a little OT, but I'm
wondering if I should spend the time testing that for my corp.

Mike
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