[python-advocacy] [python] Re: Did somebody ask for these messages from bloggerman, or are we being spammed?
fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Fri Jan 4 20:15:17 CET 2008
Jeff Rush wrote:
> Laura Creighton wrote:
>> I think somebody thinks this is a general list for political activism in the
>> USA or something. Maybe its time to block posts from the sender?
> Stephan Deibel wrote:
>> There's been some spam on python-advocacy from candyshop999 at gmail.com
>> and yesterday from another email. Is it set up to allow anyone to
>> post or are these list members?
> The list is set to hold posts from non-members, but unfortunately these two
> spamming addresses actually registered for the list. I've set them to have
> their posts held for examination by me, but this may be a new escalation in
> the spam war where bots automatically register for lists.
I run a few google groups (and similar) and spammers sign up for
membership to these groups. Banning them works of course. I suspect that
the spammers are still signing up manually, but I may be wrong.
It is less effort (and not much of a nuisance) to ban members after
posting spam rather than approving each new member (IMHO).
> If it gets out of hand, I can set the list to require manual approval for
> anyone joining the list but it's a bit of work to verify someone's credentials
> and raises a barrier to legitimate participation.
> Hopefully this is a minor annoyance and will go away.
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