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Re: excessive bounces

From: Earnie Boyd
Subject: Re: excessive bounces
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 07:10:15 -0400
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Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

On Wed, 26 May 2004, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

Face it, this is not 1994 anymore, the internet has lost its innocence,
and badly maintained open lists like the auto*tools lists on are
a relict of the past.

Unfortunately, SPAMmers quickly learn how to break through automated defenses so that they can simply subscribe to lists. One way or another, list servers are simply overwelmed. There seems to be no reasonable solution.

I believe that all of the SourceForge lists are also open. They used to support blocking non-subscribers but that became a nightmare for maintainers so the capability was removed.

Not true. Although the maintainers get the SPAM the SF lists can be closed to subscribers only. For the maintainer it is just a matter of clicking a few checkboxes to Discard or Reject based on whether a true non-member post was attempted. I also setup Forums and direct the post to a common users list so that non list members can ask questions. I do require a SF account to post using a Forum.



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