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From: Matt Gushee <mgushee@h...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: SPAM via CAMl-List?!
On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 06:27:00PM +0000, Alan Post wrote:
> In article <20040101174711.GA1570@first.in-berlin.de>, Oliver Bandel wrote:
> > 
> > do you also get a lot of spam via the CAML-LIST?
> 
> I suggest reading the list via nntp://news.gmane.org
> 
> The gmane.org mail/news gateway does spam tagging, along with the fun
> archiving/search/webnews stuff.

Yes, but the severity of the current problem is new. Up until maybe two
weeks ago, I would get perhaps one spam message from Caml-list every
week or two. Now it's 2-3 dozen a day. If this keeps up, I (like many
other list members, no doubt) can try to teach SpamAssassin to filter
out spam from Caml-list, but if there are false positives they will be
diverted to my spam folder, which I only review every 2 or 3 weeks.

So I'd rather not have to do that. The fact that this is a new problem,
and is not occurring on other lists I subscribe to, suggests that the
spammers are exploiting a weakness in the way this list is administered.
I hope the list maintainers will look into it.

-- 
Matt Gushee                 When a nation follows the Way,
Englewood, Colorado, USA    Horses bear manure through
mgushee@havenrock.com           its fields;
http://www.havenrock.com/   When a nation ignores the Way,
                            Horses bear soldiers through
                                its streets.
                                
                            --Lao Tzu (Peter Merel, trans.)

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