Keith Lofstrom keithl at
Tue Aug 28 16:16:07 GMT 2007

On 8/28/2007, Paul Slootman (paul at wrote:
>The list is open to non-members, to make help with rsync more
>accessible. Unfortunately some idiots feel the need to abuse this
>(what the point of the last set of subscriptions to some webshop's
>mailing list is, is beyond me).
On Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 06:55:51AM -0400, Charles Marcus wrote:
> In this day and age, that is a most unwise policy. For one, it
> opens up *MY* email address to spammers.
> Please, rsync list maintainers - join the 21st century, respect
> *MY* privacy rights, and require membership for participation.


I sort my incoming mail into spam and nonspam and use the result to
train spam filters.  The digested rsync list is thrown away, because
I can't use it for either.  If the spam keeps up, I may unsubscribe
entirely.  As it is, a lot of the digests end up in the spam bucket.

It is sad that psychopathic spammers have forced this choice on us,
but the new reality is that we have to choose between spammers and
those willing to make the effort for moderated signups and postings.
The good news is that there are dozens of responsible list users
that would be glad to share the moderation effort, and removing
messages and list members that turn out to be spam-bots.


Keith Lofstrom          keithl at         Voice (503)-520-1993
KLIC --- Keith Lofstrom Integrated Circuits --- "Your Ideas in Silicon"
Design Contracting in Bipolar and CMOS - Analog, Digital, and Scan ICs

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