> > Um no, they take that approach on linux-ipsec, and it seems to be getting a
> > handful of spams _per_day_.
>> If this list got that number of spams (or anything like it) I'd happily
> put up with subscriber-only-posting.
I gave up on the waiting game long ago for my lists (and my recommendations to
our other listowners). The nuisance value far outweighs the benefits.
In particular, it's especially useful for getting subscribers' address
problems sorted sooner rather than later. Where a subscriber isn't sure of the
address they're subscribed under, allowing them to post only delays solving
the problem until they try to sign off - at which point all too many will
deluge the list with complaints :-(
To filter I use an appropriate header, much more reliable (LISTSERV==Sender:,
Mailman==X-Beenthere or X-ListId). If I'm subscribed under an alternate
address (I do this a lot) I'll use .muttrc to reply with the appropriate From:
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