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Date:      2 Aug 2017 14:49:11 -0000
From:      "John Levine" <johnl@iecc.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        bourne.identity@hotmail.com
Subject:   Re: Ban on spam-sender domains from posting to freebsd-questions
Message-ID:  <20170802144911.1457.qmail@ary.lan>
In-Reply-To: <VI1PR02MB120004256324416B306EF53AF6B00@VI1PR02MB1200.eurprd02.prod.outlook.com>

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In article <VI1PR02MB120004256324416B306EF53AF6B00@VI1PR02MB1200.eurprd02.prod.outlook.com> you write:
>But considering that a lot of happy spammers merrily keep posting and 
>re-posting to f-q, is it not viable that repeat offences from the same 
>domain lead to that domain getting blocked in the FreeBSD site's own 
>mail server ? 

If fbsd would configure its lists to accept mail only from
subscribers, most of the spam would go away.

Approximately every other list in the world does that.  I cannot begin
to guess why they imagine that isn't effective.

R's,
John



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