[Mailman-Users] bots subscribing to lists via web forms to avoidmember-only restrictions
jeffrey at goldmark.org
Mon Jan 7 03:01:51 CET 2008
On Jan 6, 2008, at 7:01 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Jeffrey Goldberg writes:
>> [...] it is worth considering captchas.
> Captchas have been discussed, and were not considered worthwhile.
[snip of explanation of the lack of effectiveness and annoyance of
Thank you. I've always disliked the things. Now I know that there is
actually good reason to.
I suspect that with a Confirm subscription policy (which is the
minimum anyone should run) there really isn't too much to worry about
in that we can always end up requiring approval for subscriptions (or
moderate) associated with domains that show a history of allowing
spammers to send subscription requests.
Jeffrey Goldberg http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/
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