On 10/16/06, Michele Neylon :: Blacknight <michele at blacknight.ie> wrote:
> Bernhard Rohrer wrote:
> > 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?
>> That would be far too logical...
>> We manage a mailing list for one client with over 15000 subscribers and it
> NEVER gets any spam ever
Agreed, virtually all of the noise that makes it through to my gmail
inbox since subscribing recently is either a> spam on the ILUG list or
b> discussion about spam on the ILUG list. Of the spam I haven't seen
anything that appears to be from a member's address and as such
closing the list should bump our success rate up from 99.9% to very
I used to be fairly anti the idea of member-only posts but given the
list manager is the best place to filter spam I'm satisfied that the
benefit of such measures outweighs the minor inconvenience cost. That
said I don't run the list so it's not my call, and those that do
appear to be uninterested in making this change,
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