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Date:      Sat, 11 May 2013 17:09:44 +0100
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        "Julian H. Stacey" <jhs@berklix.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: List Spam Filtering
Message-ID:  <20130511170944.20e6037204c186923a385d7e@sohara.org>
In-Reply-To: <201305090026.r490QQeA095142@fire.js.berklix.net>
References:  <1368039547.0568389241738319@mf7.sendgrid.net> <201305090026.r490QQeA095142@fire.js.berklix.net>

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On Thu, 09 May 2013 02:26:26 +0200
"Julian H. Stacey" <jhs@berklix.com> wrote:

> If list write access was changed to Subscribers Only:
>   - List could silently discard such spam.
>   - Postmaster@  (& webmaster@ weeding web archives) would have less work.
>   - Less individual need to select spam phrases to copy to personal
> filters (& less time searching WTF dialect American above meant in
> English ;-).

	The downside is that it would require people to subscribe in order
to ask a question, this is also the reason for the convention of using
"Reply to all" in FreeBSD mailing lists. It's been a convention for a
*long* time, at least since FreeBSD 1.1 was shiny and new in 1993.

-- 
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>



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