List spam

Alain Ketterlin alain at
Thu Aug 18 10:58:04 EDT 2011

Ghodmode <ghodmode at> writes:

> Make an effort to curb the spam even if it means killing the newsgroup
> availability.  Choose mailman or Google Groups, or another single
> solution.  Make it members only, but allow anyone to register with an
> automated confirmation email and a CAPTCHA.  Appoint a list admin who
> has a few minutes each day to scan subjects of emails for spammers and
> remove them from the members list.

Or save work and find a public nntp server (or setup one, or ask your
provider), and use a news reader to follow the list (even thunderbird
can do this). No spam, no need to store messages on your machine,
auto-purge after a configurable delay, etc.

Problem solved.

-- Alain.

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