List spam

Alec Taylor alec.taylor6 at
Thu Aug 18 20:00:49 CEST 2011

5963 unread emails.

Thanks python-list + other mailing-lists!

My recommendation to you is to setup a different account for your
mailing-lists. Alternatively setup some mail rules.

On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 3:46 AM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 3:37 PM, Ghodmode <ghodmode at> wrote:
>> 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.
> Unfortunately spammers can create email addresses very quickly, and
> CAPTCHAs are inherently weak (even the best of them are easily cracked
> by the Chinese human "botnets"). However, I wouldn't be against a
> system of spam filtering with three levels: Not Spam, gets straight
> onto the list; Definite Spam, gets deleted; and Dubious, which gets
> dropped into a mod's basket.
> ChrisA
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