[RFC] Reduce SPAM posts by making samba-technical members-only to post

John H Terpstra - Samba Team jht at samba.org
Wed May 13 13:33:22 GMT 2009

Michael Ströder wrote:
> tridge at samba.org wrote:
>>  > We run the samba list like this.  I know everyone is getting
>>  > tired on the SPAM posts polluting their INBOX and the list
>>  > archives.  I'd like to set the list to hold all non-member posts
>>  > for moderation.  Comments?
>> I agree.
> Me too.
>> I suggest though that for the first month or so after we do
>> this that someone will need to monitor the admin interface for the
>> list, and add valid people to the auto-accept list.
> If you have rules then you should enforce the rules. I'd vote against
> maintaining an auto-accept list because it will confuse people if you
> add exceptions and make something work and sending from other addresses
> won't work. So on the mailing lists I maintain I let valid postings
> through one time and send a message to the sender that he/she should
> subscribe to the list.
> Ciao, Michael.

We have been doing that on the samba at samba.org list for about 2 years
now.  Occasionally this elicits a sharp reaction. When that happens I
respond with an explanation.  In most cases this clears up the concern.

- John T.

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