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Ken Manheimer klm@digicool.com
Tue, 9 Jan 2001 10:26:54 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, Andrew Sawyers wrote:

> Can we stop these spammers somehow?
> It shouldn't be hard to require list membership to post messages to our
> lists....

I no longer have authority about the lists, but can say that restricting
to membership can be a logistical problem, because some portion of the
time, possibly significant, people are not posting from their subscription
account.  Either they're on the road or they have multiple accounts and
are at one of their alternates (probably more common than the former),
etc.  Therefore restricting can amount to frequent approval burdens on the
admins, would be interesting to see how much, but i wouldn't be surprised
if it's too much.

Soon we're supposed to be getting an upgrade to more recent mailman, which
may have better spam protection, maybe better ways to restrict posting to
membership, i dunno.

Ken Manheimer