Bernhard Rohrer writes:
> Colm Buckley wrote:
>> > volumes are increasing pretty dramatically. Short of moderating the
> > list (which I've historically been unwilling to do) or using a
> > commercial antispam solutuion, there aren't many answers to the problem.
>> closing it to non-subscribers?
There's a middle ground -- moderating posts by non-subscribers,
hand-approving all of those that are not spam, and blocking the spam ones.
As long as non-subscribers are open to waiting an hour or two before their
post is delivered, this works OK.
I have a specialised MUA script which, in conjunction with that setup,
uses SpamAssassin to analyse unapproved posts, and blocks the spam posts
very efficiently; here's more details: http://taint.org/wk/ModerateList .
I use it to moderate about 100 messages per day, spending about 1 minute
once a day.
This is pretty tragic, btw: ILUG is not the only list in this position.
yet another case where spam is gumming up the works of the internet :(
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