List spam

gene heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Thu Aug 18 15:55:59 CEST 2011


On Thursday, August 18, 2011 09:51:04 AM Philip Semanchuk did opine:

> On Aug 18, 2011, at 8:58 AM, Jason Staudenmayer wrote:
> > I really like this list as part of my learning tools but the amount of
> > spam that I've been getting from it is CRAZY. Doesn't anything get
> > scanned before it sent to the list?
> 
> This has been discussed on the list a number of times before, so I'll
> refer you to the archives for details.
> 
> Basically, the mailing list receives postings from Google Groups and
> vice versa. Most of the spam comes from Google Groups. If you add a
> mail filter that deletes anything with the "Organization" header set to
> "http://groups.google.com", you won't see much spam anymore. In my
> experience, you'll also miss a number of legitimate postings.
> 
> HTH
> Philip

I am about to do just that, block groups.google.com.

AFAIAC, if someone wants to contribute to this mailing list, they can 
damned well join THIS list if they want their posts to be read by the 
subscribers to this list.  Google is not too big to block as I just told 
them while fwding that last bit of boilerplate to them at groups-abuse AT 
google dot com.

Cheers, gene
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