List spam

gene heskett gheskett at
Thu Aug 18 18:15:59 CEST 2011

On Thursday, August 18, 2011 12:14:39 PM Alain Ketterlin did opine:

> 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.

That is asking the user to take considerable effort and resources to do 
that.  What is wrong with the mailing list only approach?

Cheers, gene
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