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Re: Recent Spam
On Wed, 5 Jan 2000, redtenbacher@xxxxxxx wrote:
> For example, I am posting currently from "wolfgang@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx".
> As I have subscribed to most of the 10 mailing lists I receive daily
> from another account ("redtenbacher@xxxxxxx"), I simply modify my
> "From:" address to "redtenbacher@xxxxxxx" when posting.
If you are active on a lot of mailing lists (and some of them may be
really quite). You probably won't remember the address you used to
subscribe for all MLs. Yes, with Mutt it is possible to change it
automagically but you have to configure it.
An open ML is much easier to use - however some filtering should be
setup - it is not not that complicated and catches 90% of all unwanted
mail. Debian does it and it seems that everyone can live with it.
> An "open list" for me is an "unmoderated list" where everybody may
An "open list" and an "unmoderated list" are two different things.
> dummy user "post.without@xxxxxxxxxxx" (or something like that) as a
> member of this list. The spammers are not going to use this, and
They do - it just takes some time.
And please lets stop this thread now. If it is not possible to stop the
unwanted emails I just hit the D key or add my own filtering rule.
Werner Koch at guug.de www.gnupg.org keyid 621CC013
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