The recent SPAM messages, and a suggested solution

Barak, Ron Ron.Barak at
Mon Oct 6 17:13:29 CEST 2008


I think most of us are annoyed by the recent SPAM messages that crept onto our list.
I'd like to suggest a possible solution, and maybe start a thread that eventually will rid us of this unpleasantness.

My idea:

Once every few messages from the list owners, they would send a new numerical string that will have to be included in members' list submission.
A message being submitted without this numeric string will be re-routed to /dev/null.
The current string will be announced on the messages being send to new members upon registration.

Since SPAM is sent in bulk, this may be a rather complete solution.


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