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[Caml-list] posting policy and spam
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Date: 2004-01-04 (15:43)
From: Damien Doligez <damien.doligez@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] posting policy and spam
On Sunday, January 4, 2004, at 12:28 AM, Sven Luther wrote:

> What about adding a way to whitelist a given email address, so you 
> could
> post from a list of email addresses you have previously declared,
> without necessarily being subscribed to all of those.
> Another idea would be to provide all subscribed persons some hash value
> they can add to a specific header, which is then removed by the list
> software once it is checked to be a valid one. Could easily be 
> automated
> on both sides, and would allow to post from everywhere.

Without going quite so high-tech...  The moderator of comp.risks
has asked people to include the word "notsp" in their subject
lines, in order to quickly tell the spam from the legitimate
mail, and he says it works quite well.

We could transpose this technique, for example by saying that
mails whose subject already starts with "[Caml-list]" or
"Re: [Caml-list]" go through even if they don't come from a
subscribed address.

-- Damien

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