nelson at magna.com.au
Sat May 11 18:31:04 EST 2002
does that mean that after 5 mins mass amounts of email are sent?
~From: linux-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:linux-admin at lists.samba.org]On
~Behalf Of Karun
~Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2002 6:28 PM
~To: linux at lists.samba.org
~Subject: Re: Gmane
~"Kim Holburn" <kim.holburn at anu.edu.au> wrote in message
~news:184.108.40.206.2.20020511181531.00a6c810 at axiom.anu.edu.au...
~> Last I looked email addresses were not in the web archives.
~> Also does this mean spammers who are not subscribed to this list can get
~spam onto the list by posting news spam?
~> At 05:56 PM 11/05/2002 +1000, Karun wrote:
~> >Also it is possible to search through the webbased archives and view
~> >email addresses which spammers can search through
~> Kim Holburn Network Consultant P: +61 2 61258620 M: +61 0417820641
~> Email: kim.holburn at anu.edu.au - PGP Public Key on request
~> Life is complex - It has real and imaginary parts.
~> Andrea Leistra (rec.arts.sf.written.Robert-jordan)
~All messages sent to the list via the gmane news server, require an
~authentication email to be replied to before the message is sent to the
~I have copied details about posting messages using the gmane service below
~Since Gmane makes it easy to get in touch with a huge number of mailing
~lists, it could potentially become a spamming gateway. To inhibit that,
~Gmane requires that users who post through Gmane authorize themselves.
~Here's how it works.
~ 1.. The first time you post something to a newsgroup, Gmane spools the
~message and sends you an email asking you to respond.
~ 2.. You press "reply" in your favourite mail reader, and Gmane registers
~ 3.. Every five minutes, a Gmane cron job goes through the spool of unsent
~messages, and sends all messages that has received authorization.
~ 4.. No more than one message is sent per user per five minutes. If you
~post more than one message per five minutes, the messages are spooled and
~sent out later. No action is required from you.
~ 5.. If you authorize more than one new group per hour, the authorizations
~are spooled, and handled one per hour. This is to discourage mass
~authorizations of groups by diligent spammers.
~Persons who are found to spam, after getting through all these
~will be barred from using the Gmane posting mechanism.
~People who do not have valid email addresses in their From or Reply-To
~headers can't use Gmane to post to mailing lists.
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