[Spambayes] E-Mail ID #319042 [PayPal phish crap]
HerbM at learnquick.com
Mon Sep 26 17:57:22 CEST 2005
> From: Tim Peters [mailto:tim.peters at gmail.com]
> A way to get what you want is turn this into a moderated
> list, with all postings held for moderator review. That's
> easy to do. Alas, finding people willing to volunteer their
> time to _do_ such review, around the clock, every day, is not
> easy to do.
> > Ok, it's just a pet peeve -- I'll be quiet now. <grin>
> For example, do you want this enough to volunteer to do it?
> Me neither.
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:
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....
With a few moderators (and an appropriate web interface)
approval for new users -- or even past abuses -- can be
I will/would volunteer to be one of several moderators
in such a scheme.
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