[Spambayes] E-Mail ID #319042 [PayPal phish crap]
tim.peters at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 03:50:46 CEST 2005
>> A way to get what you want is turn this into a moderated
>> list, with all postings held for moderator review. ...
> I was (of course) mostly just venting and offering a
> hint to others that this referenced message was "just
> another phish" but I do have a method that might work,
> and I would probably be willing to be ONE of the moderators:
I let this sit for a while so you could see for yourself the rush of
volunteers for such a job ;-)
> When I ran a large lists my settings included the
> following (on Lyris so other lists servers may not
> quite have this feature):
> All NEW posters were on "N moderated review" where
> N was a reasonably low integer.
> (not publicized, it remained undocumented to users)
> After N moderated APPROVALS Lyris removed the moderation
> block on that user.
> This practically eliminated the "drive by spam" to the
> list -- and even idiots who posted personally but could
> never seem to read or even come close to understanding
> the list rules did not interfere with the list....
This list is run via GNU Mailman, which doesn't have such an option.
That's a technical detail. The real problem is that it wouldn't work
anyway: there's rarely an extended discussion on this particular
list. It's mostly one- or two-shot postings, containing questions
from users who won't post again. IOW, most initial postings here
would fall into your "N moderated review" category.
Most people who _answer_ questions here frequently answer, and
probably wouldn't care if posting were wholly restricted to members.
But this list really exists for the benefit of those who just have a
question or two; discussions about development make more sense on the
related spambayes-dev list.
> With a few moderators (and an appropriate web interface)
> approval for new users -- or even past abuses -- can be
> quite swift.
> I will/would volunteer to be one of several moderators
> in such a scheme.
If "several" can be reduced to "one", the job is yours ;-)
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