[Samba] kill this damn spam...

Simon Hobson shobson-lists at colony.com
Thu Apr 7 07:25:42 GMT 2005

Joe Cipale wrote:

>Is there anyway we can stop this 'need Employee' or other kinds of 
>spam that seems to infiltrate this mailing list?

The problem is that the list owners have made the decision that it 
will not be closed to public posts - on the grounds that many people 
needing help will not 'jump through the hoops' required to subscribe. 
This means that the list is open to spam from anyone. I know it's 
possible for a spammer to subscribe and then spam, but that requires 
a reasonable manual effort - but it does prevent automatic spamming 
to list addresses.

Personally I disagree with that decision, but I don't run the list. I 
believe that it's the only list I'm on that allows public posting.


PS - I won't post again on the subject and add to the noise.

Simon Hobson MA MIEE, Technology Specialist
Colony Gift Corporation Limited
Lindal in Furness, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0LD
Tel 01229 461100, Fax 01229 461101

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