List spam

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Thu Aug 18 14:39:29 EDT 2011

On Thu, 18 Aug 2011 14:30:37 +0100, Tim Golden 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?
> I haven't seen any significant quantity of spam on the list for ages. (The
> occasional one does get through although I can't remember the last).
> I always access it as a mailing list, and I seem to recall that the
> newsgroup feed isn't filtered the same way as the mailing list is.

That depends upon your news server. I see a small amount of spam for this
group, but not enough that it concerns me.

If the mailing list is getting spam from the newsgroup, the solution is to
either find a cleaner feed or add a spam filter to the gateway.

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